Press Releases

July 1, 2020

The Conservation Fund announced its purchase of the 488-acre Sweetwater Lake property in western Colorado, marking a significant milestone in the permanent protection of the lake and surrounding recreational usage.

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June 30, 2020

Several partners announced a large conservation milestone near the Camp Ripley Army National Guard Base, which will prevent incompatible development and support environmental, educational and recreational opportunities in central Minnesota.

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June 21, 2020

PotlatchDeltic Corporation announced an agreement to sell approximately 72,000 acres in Minnesota to The Conservation Fund for approximately $48 million in cash. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the second half of 2020. 

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June 17, 2020
Media Statement by Larry Selzer, President and CEO, The Conservation Fund 

“Historic conservation is in the making. The Conservation Fund praises the U.S. Senate’s passage of the Great American Outdoors Act (S. 3422) that includes full, dedicated funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). We call on the U.S. House of Representatives to quickly pass it and for the President to sign the Act."

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June 15, 2020

The Conservation Fund announced its purchase of 15,408 acres from Chadbourne Tree Farms, LLC in western Maine. The Fund’s acquisition is intended to protect this iconic and historic working forest landscape from fragmentation and development

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June 10, 2020

Volkswagen of America and The Conservation Fund announced the winners of the Volkswagen Community Grant Program

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June 8, 2020
Media Statement by Larry Selzer, President and CEO, The Conservation Fund 

“The Conservation Fund applauds today’s progress towards enacting historic conservation legislation, as the Senate voted overwhelmingly (80-17) to begin floor debate of permanent and full funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). The legislation, called the Great American Outdoors Act (S. 3422), would also provide five years of funding to reduce the maintenance backlog on our federal public lands.”

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June 2, 2020

A message from our President and CEO, Larry Selzer

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