Press Releases

September 19, 2018

The New Hampshire Division of Forests and Lands and The Conservation Fund announced the completion of a multi-year effort to secure a 24,000-acre landscape of working forestland in Coos County near the Appalachian National Scenic Trail in the Mahoosuc Mountains. 

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September 14, 2018

The Bureau of Land Management and The Conservation Fund celebrated the addition of 646 acres near Casper, Wyoming, including 1.5 miles along the North Platte River into America’s public lands.

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September 12, 2018

The Conservation Fund applauds the State of Maryland on the creation of the Harriet Tubman Rural Legacy Area (HTRLA). Funded through Maryland’s innovative Program Open Space, the 28,300-acre rural legacy area will protect and conserve the natural, cultural and historic landscape of Harriet Tubman’s life and legacy. 

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September 10, 2018

Put-in-Bay Township Park District and The Conservation Fund announced today the conservation of 13.4 acres of critical migratory bird habitat on Ohio’s Lake Erie Islands. The protection of this land, which comprises two parcels on Middle Bass Island, will ensure that its forest and wetland ecosystems remain intact and will provide increased recreation opportunities for island visitors.

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September 6, 2018

The Conservation Fund announced the completion of the four-year, $7.5 million effort to remove the Lower Eklutna River dam in Southcentral Alaska. For the first time in 89 years, the five species of Pacific salmon that live in the Eklutna River, located 20 miles north of Anchorage, can now move upstream to additional spawning habitat. 

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August 30, 2018

The Conservation Fund and the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services are pleased to announce an event on September 6, 2018, to celebrate the opening of North Carolina’s Headwaters State Forest.

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August 27, 2018

The Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve, together with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and The Conservation Fund, held a public event to celebrate the recent addition of 560 acres to Michaux State Forest. 

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August 24, 2018

The Conservation Fund and the National Park Service celebrate the addition of 2,494 acres to Colorado’s Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. Located on the park’s South Rim, this land provides access for hikers and anglers via the popular Red Rock Canyon trail, protects the park’s outstanding scenic views, and provides economic and wildlife benefits to the state of Colorado.

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