Press Releases

April 3, 2017
Rocky Lake. Photo by Ken Woisard.
Maine Coast Heritage Trust (a statewide land conservation organization) and The Conservation Fund conserved 2,352 acres on the shores of Rocky Lake, Orange Lake and the Orange River in Whiting.

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March 28, 2017
Trout Bay
Thanks to the cross-border collaboration of several organizations, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has purchased one of the last privately owned, undeveloped shorelines between Duluth, Minnesota, and Thunder Bay, Ontario.

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March 13, 2017
Oconee National Forest

ATLANTA, Ga.—After years of collaboration with multiple partners, The Nature Conservancy and The Conservation Fund are pleased to continue to support the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest Land Adjustment Act (S. 571, H.R. 1434) in the 115th Congress.  

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March 2, 2017
Photo courtesy of Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful

ARLINGTON, Va.—The Conservation Fund today announced the grant recipients for the 2016 Grant Program for Transporting Healthy Food. Eleven charitable organizations in Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, North Carolina, New York, Virginia and West Virginia will receive grants ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 to strengthen transportation and distribution of fresh, local produce and other healthy food to underserved communities. 

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January 4, 2017
View of RLF Winchester Property. Photo by John Hetzler.


Nashville, Tenn.—The Bedsole Property was one that got away. A big one. In the early 2000s, The Nature Conservancy tried to purchase the 14,000-acre tract in south central Tennessee from the Bedsole Land Company. But in the end, The Nature Conservancy was outbid by another party for the Cumberland Plateau property, and that was that.

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January 4, 2017
The Conservation Fund, a national nonprofit environmental organization, has named Jill Long Thompson to its Board of Directors.

A former three-term Congresswoman from Indiana, Long Thompson currently teaches Ethics for the Kelley School of Business and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University Bloomington. Prior to her work at Indiana University, she served as the Board Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the Farm Credit Administration, a position to which she was appointed by President Barack Obama. 

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December 21, 2016
Vermilion Parish Working Lands, Louisiana. Photo by Charles Payne.

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


"The Conservation Fund applauds this innovative, partnership-driven approach by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and is honored to be the lead organization on three FY2017 Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) awards that will advance longstanding and critical conservation goals for the Gulf of Mexico. 

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December 15, 2016
Photo courtesty of Audubon North Carolina/Walker Golder


Chapel Hill, N.C. — Leading North Carolina conservation nonprofit and wildlife organizations have successfully acquired nearly all of Warwick Mill Bay to permanently protect one of the state’s few remaining large, intact, and relatively undisturbed Carolina Bays.  

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