Press Releases

February 14, 2018
In October 2017, Shenandoah Forum joined The Conservation Fund and the Town of Mount Jackson to launch the Save The Knob campaign to raise $50,000 to protect one of the Shenandoah Valley’s signature sights. Thanks to the overwhelming support of the community and generosity of the town, the partners announced that we have met our goal! The rocky-top at the southern end of Short Mountain will continue as a reminder of our beautiful natural heritage for generations to come.

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February 13, 2018
The Conservation Fund, the State of Alabama and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced the protection of 251 acres at the Little Point Clear Unit of the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge thanks to funding from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund.

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February 12, 2018
Entergy Texas, Inc., the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and The Conservation Fund have teamed up to plant more than 45,000 trees at Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge, located 45 miles northeast of Houston, as part of a two-year initiative to restore 100 acres of bottomland hardwood forest. Over their lifetime, the trees will clean the air, provide habitat for wildlife, and filter and hold water for communities along the Trinity River as it flows into the bays, estuaries and waterways of the Gulf of Mexico.

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January 19, 2018
The National Park Service (NPS) and The Conservation Fund have finalized a purchase to add 2,494 acres to Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. Located near the visitor center and along the South Rim of the canyon, this addition to the park will provide access for additional recreation opportunities, wildlife habitat, and potential utility improvements in the park, which saw over 300,000 visitors in 2017.

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December 21, 2017
The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service Announces Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) Awards For The Conservation Fund And Its Partners 

Media Statement by Larry Selzer, President & CEO, The Conservation Fund

“The Conservation Fund once again commends the commitment of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to demonstrate and promote the value and effectiveness of voluntary, private lands conservation through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP).

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December 19, 2017
Eighty years ago President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed into law the “Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act of 1937.” In the last eight decades, more than $122 million – a legacy worth more than $217 million in today’s dollars – from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration program has gone to West Virginia, including funding for the historic creation of the state’s largest conserved block of prime habitat for its new and growing elk population. 

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December 6, 2017
The Conservation Fund has appointed John S. Gilbert as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He is responsible for the financial management and strategy of the organization while helping to sustain and accelerate its dual mission of environmental protection and economic growth.

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December 4, 2017
ARLINGTON, Va. — Sportsmen groups, conservation organizations and outdoor recreation groups applaud U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) for introducing bipartisan legislation to permanently reauthorize the Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act (FLTFA), a modified land exchange program for the West that increases recreational access to public lands, supports economic development, and consolidates land ownership. FLTFA is currently expired and unavailable.

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