The Conservation Fund in the News

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.

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.

September 9, 2020
Holly Kays, Smoky Mountain News — After visiting the park in 2001, Danny Bernstein started researching it. There are hundreds of books covering the history of Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Surely there must be at least one telling DuPont’s story? But she could never find anything more than a smattering of articles. So she decided to do it.

August 25, 2020
Molly Samuel, WABE — Atlanta has a new and very large park. The city signed paperwork to buy the Lake Charlotte Nature Preserve from The Conservation Fund, more than 200 acres of woods in southeast Atlanta.  Now, it will stay a forest, open up for public access, and serve as a huge piece in a possible future network of parks and trails in southeast Atlanta.

August 9, 2020
Johnna Crider, Clean Technica — Apple is making big changes to its supply chain and products by committing to be 100% carbon neutral by 2030. The company announced on its website that it’s already carbon neutral for corporate emissions globally and that it wants to bring its entire carbon footprint to “net zero.”

August 7, 2020
Marcus Schneck, PennLive — Land trusts in Pennsylvania conserved an average 55 acres per day every day since 2010, according to a report by the Pennsylvania Land Trust Association. A total of 64 land trusts own 121,197 acres in the state, with The Conservation Fund on top with 34,800 acres.

August 3, 2020
Edith Tucker, The Berlin Sun — The New Hampshire towns of Gorham and Milan, in partnership with The Conservation Fund, both recently completed efforts to expand their town forests.

July 28, 2020
Emily Hayes, The Durango Herald — For 30 years, Tom Macy has been working to preserve a 65,000-acre swath of land in the Navajo River Watershed of Southwest Colorado. As the Western representative for The Conservation Fund he has worked on many other projects in the country’s most scenic states.

But this landscape rose above the rest. And last week, the last portion of land was preserved under a perpetual conservation easement.