Press Releases

November 13, 2013
Forest in northern Florida. Photo by Freestone/Flickr
The St. Joe Company recently announced that it has entered into a sales agreement with AgReserves, Inc., a Utah corporation, to sell more than 380,000 acres of its non-strategic timberland and rural land in Northwest Florida. The sale is estimated to be for $565 million. 

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November 9, 2013
Ocracoke Island Community Square. Photo courtesy Ocracoke Foundation.

Ocracoke, N.C. —  Today the Ocracoke Foundation announced the acquisition of the Community Square, a 0.5-acre waterfront property in the heart of the Ocracoke Island historic district. The Foundation was able to purchase the property with generous financial support from Foundation partners and The Conservation Fund’s Land Conservation Loan Program. 

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November 5, 2013
Whitewater Bay in Alaska. Photo by Brad Meiklejohn/The Conservation Fund.

Juneau, Alaska — The Conservation Fund announced today the completion of a  joint effort with the U.S. Forest Service to preserve the last privately-owned property on Whitewater Bay, part of the nearly one million-acre Admiralty Island National Monument. The U.S. Congress provided funding through the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), America’s premier conservation program, for this effort.

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October 22, 2013
With this partnership GIV Mobile customers can help the Fund protect landscapes across America, like this one in the Blue Ridge mountains. Photo by Enrique Perez/The Conservation Fund.

Chicago, IL — GIV Mobile customers can now help save land when they save money on their wireless bills. 

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September 25, 2013

Detroit, Mich. — U-Haul and The Conservation Fund  believe in Detroit’s green future and they are teaming up with one of the city’s leading nonprofits, The Greening of Detroit, to make it happen.

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September 18, 2013
Recirclating aquaculture tanks at the Freshwater Institute

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.V. – Less than three years ago, the seafood industry questioned whether Atlantic salmon – one of the most popular fish in the world – could be grown in cleaner and healthier land-based systems. Earlier this month, more than 140 scientists, engineers, academics, fish farmers and suppliers, conservationists, government representatives, and innovative entrepreneurs from 15 countries came together to discuss not if it could be done, but rather how to improve the performance, sustainability, and cost of raising salmon and other fish in commercial, land-based aquaculture.

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September 3, 2013
View of Hoback River (right) and Beaver Mountain from Poison Creek property. Photo by Luke Lynch/The Conservation Fund.
Jackson, Wyo. —  A partnership between the Jackson Hole Land Trust and The Conservation Fund has enabled the permanent protection of a 37-acre property within crucial wildlife winter range in central Teton County. In late August, the USDA Forest Service acquired the property, with support from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), and added it to the Bridger-Teton National Forest.

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July 31, 2013
Yellow River in Wisconsin. Photo by Tom Duffus, The Conservation Fund.

Juneau County, Wis. — The meandering waters of the Yellow River in Southwest Wisconsin play a critical role in one of only a few remaining bottomland hardwood forest ecosystems in the Midwest. Now a sizable portion of this important watershed is conserved, thanks to the efforts of The Conservation Fund and Juneau County.

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