Press Releases

October 11, 2018

The Natural Capital Investment Fund (NCIFund) was awarded $1.7 million in funding to cultivate healthy downtown commercial districts in West Virginia, working alongside for-profit developers, independent building owners, nonprofit development groups and commercial tenants.

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October 2, 2018
Media Statement by Larry Selzer, President and CEO, The Conservation Fund 

“The Conservation Fund applauds today’s Senate Committee action that advanced the permanent reauthorization and full, dedicated funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). This momentous action, along with recent action by the House Committee, could not come soon enough, as LWCF expired on September 30. LWCF is a strongly backed, bipartisan program that requires immediate Congressional action to reinstate the longstanding commitment to all Americans and continue this essential funding for 21st century America.

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September 28, 2018

The Conservation Fund and The Nature Conservancy, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, held an event today to celebrate the addition of 616 forested acres to Cherokee National Forest near the Tennessee-Georgia border.

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September 24, 2018

With a distinguished career in land conservation spanning over three decades, Kim Berns-Melhus has been named the Minnesota state director with The Conservation Fund.

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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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