Press Releases

May 1, 2017
The Conservation Fund, in partnership with Mt. Cuba Center and the Brandywine Conservancy, purchased the historic Beaver Valley property in Concord Township, Pennsylvania. Thanks to generous support from Mt. Cuba Center as well as other private contributions, the national environmental organization acquired the 270-acre property from the Woodlawn Trustees for permanent conservation as open space.

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April 24, 2017
Federal, state, local and private partners gathered at Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge to recognize the partnership working to conserve key lands within the Refuge that will establish a core, protected area and preserve more than five miles of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail.

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April 19, 2017
The Conservation Fund and The Land Trust for Tennessee, in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) and the Open Space Institute (OSI), have added 1,058 acres to South Cumberland State Park in Marion County. The acquisition connects more than 7,000 acres of protected public and private land, conserves forestland and cove habitat from future development, and protects scenic views from the Fiery Gizzard trail.

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April 12, 2017
Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department recently added nearly 3,000 acres to Bird Mountain Wildlife Management Area in Ira and Poultney, bringing the total publicly-conserved area to more than 3,600 acres. This is the largest addition to a Vermont wildlife management area in more than a decade.

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April 10, 2017
Photo by Tate Yoder, Yoder Photography
The Blue Hill Heritage Trust purchased a 2,114-acre parcel of forestland in Surry, Maine, which will be known as the Surry Forest, with support from The Conservation Fund. The Trust will manage the property as a community forest for recreation, wildlife habitat protection and restoration, as well as forest education.

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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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