A coalition of conservation, sportsmen and forest management organizations and companies applauded the introduction of the Forest Conservation Easement Program (FCEP) Act of 2023.
A special event will take place in Birmingham, Alabama on May 14 to commemorate the 62nd anniversary of the historic Freedom Rides.
The Conservation Fund, America’s leader in land protection, is pleased to announce the promotion of Stacy Funderburke to Georgia State Director.
Alaska’s Department of Natural Resources and The Conservation Fund announced the addition of 309 acres to the Alaska State Parks system within the Kasilof River estuary.
The once-in-a-generation, $25 million investment will support wildlife and catalyze future outdoor recreation opportunities near Denver.
The Conservation Fund and the U.S. National Park Service announced the addition of 963 acres to the preserve portion of New River Gorge National Park and Preserve near Sandstone, West Virginia.
Deal between The Conservation Fund and Nuveen Natural Capital sets the stage for new outdoor recreation.
Initiative protecting nearly 12,000 acres on Canadian border began more than a decade ago.
One of Alabama’s most beautiful and ecologically diverse national forests has gained new protected land.
The historic, 28-acre Jake’s Woods property in Clinton, Georgia will become a new county park open to the public starting in 2024.
The Conservation Fund is pleased to announce the hiring of Abby Spring as Senior Vice President Of Strategic Engagement.
Longwood Gardens and The Conservation Fund have entered into a binding agreement with Granogue Reserve for Longwood to acquire and operate Granogue, a 505-acre estate.
The Archaeological Conservancy has acquired the Egg Mountain Archaeological Site, a late 18th-century settlement in Vermont.
“This important law will allow the critical business of private land conservation to continue in an honest and above-board manner.”
Conservation easements on Pedro Bay Corporation land safeguard cultural, ecological and subsistence resources and block construction of Pebble Mine transportation route.
Building on its earlier work to protect Virginia’s historic Fones Cliffs, The Conservation Fund today announced its acquisition of an additional 964 acres along the Rappahannock River.
The Conservation Fund acquires 6,300 acres in eastern Maine, including important deer wintering habitat.
Inland Woods + Trails and The Conservation Fund partner to expand community recreation, prevent fragmentation of historic working forest
The Conservation Fund will use funding to prioritize at-risk Civil Rights and Black history sites in rural communities across the state
The 178-acre Tynan Ranch, located one-half mile from the current urban growth line of the City of Watsonville, serves as an important buffer between the city and farmland.
The Conservation Fund, Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield and the Georgia-Alabama Land Trust announced the protection of 3,800 acres along the Altamaha River.
The Conservation Fund assisted the park service, in consultation with the tribes, by securing this land to better experience, interpret and commemorate the place where the Sand Creek Massacre occurred.
Tribal leaders and conservation partners gather at Waterrock Knob to celebrate land conservation achievements.
The state forest will increase recreational access, water quality protections and wildlife habitat in northwestern North Carolina.
Purchase of Pleasant River Headwaters Forest marks 100,000 acres under permanent protection by Appalachian Mountain Club’s Maine Woods Initiative, the most important multi-use recreation and land conservation project in the United States today.
Government, nonprofit partners mark completion of project that conserves private working forest while improving water quality in central New Hampshire
The unique moment is centered upon unprecedented partnership between historic Alabama Black Belt communities and private sector preservation leaders
Last Remnant of Historic Former Black Beaches in Annapolis Saved from Development to become Waterfront Heritage Community Park
Five grassroots organizations use grant funding to help build long-term sustainable solutions for underserved populations
The Conservation Fund to help create affordable opportunities for farmers in the metro region
Partners secure 8,384 acres at Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge for wildlife, water quality and recreational access
Formerly at risk of becoming a rail terminal, the historic and culturally valuable site along the Chattahoochee River is now one step closer to being protected as a new city park
Partnership between Band, The Conservation Fund, Indian Land Tenure Foundation restores ownership of 28,089 acres of reservation land lost more than 100 years ago
The Conservation Fund donates 18 acres to Countryside Conservancy for trail extension
Acquisitions in Colorado and Wyoming significantly increase access to public lands
The Conservation Fund purchases portion of 95-year-old scout reservation to preserve wildlife habitat connectivity, climate benefits, recreation opportunities, and continued outdoor learning activities for youth
This is a critical step in future protections for the at-risk Mifflin House property along the Susquehanna River
Conservation easements on two Eastern Shore properties achieve multifaceted mission of environmental and cultural protections, and U.S. Navy operations.
The Conservation Fund and the New Hampshire Division of Forests and Lands announced the completion of a multi-year effort to protect 6,395 acres of forestland and aquatic resources within the Beebe River watershed in central New Hampshire.
The projects provides a critical link among existing protected areas in Tennessee, including the Justin P. Wilson Cumberland Trail State Park, Cumberland Gap National Historic Park and the Kentucky Ridge State Forest.
Partners marked the anniversary of Grand Teton National Park's establishment with the acquisition of a 35-acre parcel inside the park’s southwest boundary. The newly protected parcel continues a nearly century-long vision and conservation effort to make Grand Teton whole.
Conservation organizations, sportsmen and women’s groups, and outdoor recreation groups welcome full implementation of the Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act (FLTFA).
The Conservation Fund announced its purchase of the 202-acre former Vistoso Golf Course property in Oro Valley, Arizona. Over 600 individuals donated to see this special place protected instead of developed.
The Conservation Fund’s Freshwater Institute and Mountaineer Food Bank teamed up to provide over 4,000 meals of locally-raised salmon fillets to West Virginians in need.
Partnership advances long-time conservation effort along the Snake River for wildlife, recreation and local economy.
The Conservation Fund announced the addition of roughly 1,101 acres to the Bear Hollow Mountain Wildlife Management Area in southcentral Tennessee, in partnership with the Open Space Institute, The Nature Conservancy in Tennessee and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.
The “Gulf of Mexico – Forest to Sea” project will provide a vast buffer of conservation lands for wildlife habitat, water quality and quantity, and resilience against extreme weather and climate change.
The Sebago Clean Waters coalition advanced protections for the Crooked River headwaters and Portland’s drinking water, while also enhancing trail access and climate resiliency.
The Conservation Fund’s purchase of 8,760 acres adjacent to the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge will enhance recreational access to the river, support climate and fire resiliency, and enable longleaf pine habitat restoration.
Efforts to acquire and conserve the former Chattahoochee Brick Company site are currently in the works, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced today.
Three entities with strong Northwest ties and deep expertise in timberlands, forest conservation and mill operations have acquired portions of SDS Lumber Company and SDS Co, LLC.
The acquisition includes 21,600-acres acquired by The Wildlands Conservancy and roughly 8,000 acres acquired by national nonprofit The Conservation Fund, in a unique and collaborative conservation victory.
USDA award to nonprofit partner The Conservation Fund will help strengthen social, cultural and environmental assets in Madison and Boone County.
Over 200 acres on Long Arm Mountain now preserved at Linville Gorge in Pisgah National Forest.
The protection of Loomis Park Ranch conserves historic agricultural uses and wildlife habitat.
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy, The Conservation Fund, and Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC announced a conservation stewardship agreement that will advance work to manage and protect the Appalachian National Scenic Trail.
Volkswagen of America and The Conservation Fund announced the winners of the Volkswagen Community Grant Program.
Effort advances land conservation goals along the Perdido River for wildlife habitat and public recreation a decade after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
The Conservation Fund announced the closing of a first-of-its-kind offer of ten-year green bonds totaling $150 million. Proceeds from the bonds will be used to increase the scale of the Fund’s “Working Forest Fund®”, dedicated to mitigating climate change, strengthening rural economies and protecting natural ecosystems through the permanent conservation of at-risk working forests.
The Conservation Fund and the Maggie Valley Sanitary District have embarked on a multi-year effort to protect the headwaters of Campbell Creek and Jonathan Creek in Haywood County. Today’s event celebrates the completion of the first phase of the conservation effort, which totals more than 700 acres within the watershed.
Largest conservation acquisition in Lehigh Valley history reaches finish line thanks to collaboration and support from more than a dozen private and public partners.
The Conservation Fund announced today that it is commencing an offering of taxable Green Bonds of approximately $100 to $150 million. Proceeds from the offering will be used primarily to increase the scale of its “Working Forest Fund®” conservation initiative, dedicated to mitigating climate change, strengthening rural economies and protecting natural ecosystems by the permanent conservation of at-risk forest landscapes.
The protection of 4.4 acres on Middle Bass Island increases recreation opportunities and improves wildlife habitat.
Partnership with the State and The Conservation Fund opens new public recreational access, secures habitat for endangered species and protects ecologically sensitive forest in the Cumberland Plateau.
Newly protected property expands opportunities for hiking, fishing and wildlife life-viewing.
The decade-long effort preserves an iconic landmark of the Rappahannock Tribe while ensuring permanent protection and public access.
A local non-profit has teamed up with The Conservation Fund to purchase farmland and then resell it with a conservation easement that forever protects the land as farmland.
4,113-acre addition provides important habitat for migratory birds, while helping to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
Historic project preserves working agricultural landscape, protects the mission of Cannon Air Force Base, and provides added conservation benefits for wildlife.
The 160-acre addition will expand the region’s protected habitat for elk, mule deer, antelope and other wildlife.
Over 20 years ago, an ambitious effort began to protect the Susquehanna Riverlands, a state-designated conservation landscape encompassing the wooded gorge between York and Lancaster Counties. This land protection journey began with a 1990s study funded by the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and The Conservation Fund.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, The Conservation Fund and the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources dedicated newly conserved property at the Little Point Clear Unit of the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge. The addition of this land to the Refuge will expand public recreational capabilities for fishing, wildlife viewing, photography, boating, paddling, and other opportunities enjoyed by more than 120,000 visitors a year.
Eagle County, Colorado and The Conservation Fund announced the transfer of two popular recreational sites adjacent to the Upper Colorado River to Bureau of Land Management, ensuring the continued availability of safe public access for boating, fishing and other forms of recreation.
The Conservation Fund's Freshwater Institute and West Virginia Division of Natural Resources commit to combatting loss of WV's state fish and increasing success of Brook Trout reintroduction efforts.
Today The Conservation Fund, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, announced the addition of 186 acres to the Cherokee National Forest, located at the tri-corner area of Tennessee, North Carolina, and Virginia.
In a historic demonstration of bipartisan governing, the U.S. Congress and the President have enacted the “John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management and Recreation Act” (S. 47) that includes permanent reauthorization of America’s most critical conservation program, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).
With facilitating support from The Conservation Fund, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department (NHFG) purchased approximately 3,181 acres of land in Newport, Croydon, and Grantham.
Program sponsored by CSX provides funding to local organizations in nine states to improve healthy food distribution in underserved communities.
Conserved property will enhance efforts to provide public access to six miles of shoreline
Conserved property will enhance efforts to provide public access to six miles of shoreline
Land Preservation Protects Fort Raleigh National Historic Site and Home of Lost Colony Outdoor Drama
Natural Resource Damage Assessment Funding Enables Protection of Coastal Habitat at Grand Bay National Wildlife Refuge and National Estuarine Research Reserve.
Conservation easement is the first step in a collaborative effort to reestablish and protect longleaf pine forest habitat on privately-owned land near the Gulf of Mexico.
Historic effort to remove the Lower Eklutna River dam in Southcentral Alaska allows salmon passage upstream for the first time in nearly 90 years.
Ongoing conservation efforts secure elk habitat and water resources while providing economic development opportunities in Western North Carolina.
Camp Hidden Falls near Dingmans Ferry is permanently protecting it from development as part of the National Park Service’s Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.
The Conservation Fund's purchase of 8,000 acres is the first step in providing long-term revenue for public schools, expanding recreational access and preserving Minnesota's wood basket.
FLTFA Reauthorization Coalition applauds the U.S. Congress and president for permanently reauthorizing successful land exchange program in the West.
CSX-funded Grant Program for Transporting Healthy Food provides funding for 21 organizations to better distribute healthy food to underserved communities.
The Conservation Fund and the State complete the protection of 32,000 acres, marking an 80th Anniversary success of the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration program.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources announced the closing of the final phase of land purchased from The Conservation Fund for the Sansavilla Wildlife Management Area.
Known as Cowee Forest, the acquired lands provide critical connections to existing conserved areas and recreational resources, including access to the Taconic Crest Trail and the Rensselaer Plateau.
A celebration was held at the Sodalis Nature Preserve in Hannibal, Missouri, which features habitat for federally endangered Indiana bats.
The initiative will conserve more than 36,000 acres of working forestland in Maine and North Carolina, ensuring these forests stay forests and any timber on the land is harvested sustainably.
Conservation Easement Permanently Protects Largest Private Property In South Boulder Creek Watershed
Conservation of the historic 3,334-acre Toll property protects drinking water sources for Boulder and Denver, improves forest management and enhances recreational opportunities.
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