The Conservation Fund in the News

October 9, 2020
Mari-Len De Guzman, Hatchery International — Thirty-four-year-old Curtis Crouse is the assistant aquaculture production manager at The Conservation Fund’s Freshwater Institute in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Learn more about Curtis, his role as a hands-on RAS expert, and why he's a Top 10 Under 40.

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October 9, 2020
Yu-Ting Lo, Value Walk — Changes in climate have resulted in drier and warmer conditions, inducing vegetation to dry out and become flammable fuels when temperature rises, which increases wildfire risk. Hence, the importance of financing climate action and sustainable forest management are intertwined. In particular, green bonds that invest in forestry assets are an emerging fixed income product that provides investors with options with receiving steady return and green premiums.

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October 9, 2020
John Meyers, Duluth News Tribune — In one of the largest land conservation efforts ever in the state, a major sale of northern Minnesota forested land is nearly complete that will see 72,000 acres permanently preserved and critical wildlife habitat made off-limits to development yet open to logging and public recreation.

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October 9, 2020
Mari-Len De Guzman, Hatchery International — Thirty-four-year-old Curtis Crouse is the assistant aquaculture production manager at The Conservation Fund’s Freshwater Institute in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Learn more about Curtis, his role as a hands-on RAS expert, and why he's a Top 10 Under 40.

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September 30, 2020
Jerry Painter, Post Register — Congress’ recently passed Land and Water Conservation Fund is already providing benefits for eastern Idaho with a recent land acquisition. A large private inholding surrounded by public land in the Big Hole Mountains near Pack Saddle Lake has been acquired by the Caribou-Targhee National Forest.

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September 29, 2020
Jacob Resneck, Alaska Public Media — A tribe in Southeast Alaska has won permanent protection for the site of an historic Tlingit village whose descendants claim centuries old ties to Glacier Bay. Complex negotiation secured 150 acres that had been eyed by commercial developers.

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September 18, 2020
Tyler Barker, WOAY — West Virginia’s elk restoration project is wrapping up another successful summer at the Tomblin Wildlife Management Area in Logan County and the state’s herd continues to grow with the addition of at least 15 calves.

The project is a major conservation initiative and would not be possible without the help of key partners like The Conservation Fund which helped the WVDNR acquire tens of thousands of acres of land.


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September 13, 2020
Tom Hallberg, Jackson Hole News & Guide — The Bridger-Teton National Forest just got a little bigger. Two hundred and forty acres bigger, to be exact. The Bridger-Teton, The Conservation Fund and the Jackson Hole Land Trust announced that the Loomis Park Ranch inholding had been transferred to the forest. The formerly private acreage, about an hour south of Jackson, was almost completely surrounded by public lands.

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