Press Releases

May 21, 2018
Matt and Stacy Crabb have managed ranchlands on the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountain Front for the last 11 years. When the opportunity arose for them to acquire more than 8,500 acres to establish and expand their own ranching business, they turned to The Conservation Fund, The Nature Conservancy and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for help. 

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May 2, 2018
A collaborative effort between The Conservation Fund, The Nature Conservancy, Maine Coast Heritage Trust, New England Forestry Foundation, Blue Hill Heritage Trust and Downeast Salmon Federation will provide opportunities to conserve more than 17,000 acres of forestland to protect wildlife habitat, ensure future recreational access and support the economies of nearby coastal communities.

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April 26, 2018
A 1,054-acre former Girl Scout camp near Dingmans Ferry has become part of the National Park Service’s Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, permanently protecting it from development. 

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April 22, 2018
The Conservation Fund, in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announced the expansion of the McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge to include a critical component of the largest connected coastal freshwater wetlands in Texas. 8,169 acres of coastal prairie and marshlands that make up two-thirds of Sabine Ranch have been protected thanks in part to funding from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the Migratory Bird Conservation Fund. Additional funding is still needed to complete the effort.

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April 18, 2018
A multi-year effort is underway between the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the Minnesota Office of School Trust Lands, the U.S. Forest Service and The Conservation Fund that will significantly expand revenue for Minnesota’s 337 public school districts and eliminate the patchwork ownership within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. The Conservation Fund’s recent purchase of 8,000 acres of forestland initiates the first phase of this effort.

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April 16, 2018
The Conservation Fund and the U.S. Forest Service have announced the purchase and protection of 229 acres near Shell Knob that will provide enhanced public access to the Piney Creek Wilderness. With funding from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), the conserved land along County Road 2190 offers an ideal site for a new, safer trailhead and added parking for hikers, horseback riders, hunters, photographers and other outdoor enthusiasts.

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April 9, 2018
Freshwater Institute facilities in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.
The Conservation Fund's Freshwater Institute was named a finalist for Fast Company's 2018 World Changing Ideas Awards.

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March 23, 2018
Conservation organizations, sportsmen’s groups, and outdoor recreation groups praise the U.S. Congress and the President for enacting the Fiscal Year 2018 omnibus spending bill, which includes permanent reauthorization of the Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act (FLTFA). Expired since 2011, this successful land exchange program will once again increase recreational access to public lands, support economic development, consolidate land ownership, and conserve special places in western states.

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