Press Releases

February 13, 2013
Photo by Mark Gocke

ARLINGTON, Va. – Today, Senators Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and Dean Heller (R-NV) introduced a bipartisan bill to reauthorize the Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act (FLTFA), a critical western lands program.  Through FLTFA’s “land for land” concept, Federal land sales fund priority land conservation in the West. 

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February 11, 2013
Bins of strawberries at Stacy Farm. Photo courtesy, Stacy family.

Washington County, Ohio – The Conservation Fund’s Natural Capital Investment Fund (NCIF), the Appalachian Center for Economic Networks (ACEnet), and Rural Action celebrated a collaboration that helped the Stacy family of Marietta increase their farming operations and preserve the agricultural tradition of Central Appalachia.  

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February 4, 2013
U-Haul Customers Contribute To Planting Two Million Trees Through The Conservation Fund’s Go Zero Program
Phoenix, Az.— Thanks in large part to donations from U-Haul and its customers, The Conservation Fund announced in December that it was on the verge of achieving  two spectacular milestones—the planting of its two millionth tree as part of its voluntary carbon offset program, Go Zero®, and a total of one million trees in the ground at Upper Ouachita National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in Louisiana.

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January 30, 2013
Chinle Formation at Petrified Forest National Park. Photo by Andrew Kearns/National Park Service.

Holbrook, Ariz. — Today, The Conservation Fund, in partnership with the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), purchased 4,265 acres within the Petrified Forest National Park (PFNP) boundary. Located in a unique stretch of northeast Arizona, where visitors can see petrified trees that have turned completely into stone during the last 225 million years, the conserved land will enhance protection for the area’s Late Triassic resources and eventually expand opportunities for new scientific discoveries. The Conservation Fund will temporarily hold and protect the land until it can be purchased and transferred to the National Park Service later this year.

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