Press Releases

February 12, 2019
Media Statement by Larry Selzer, President and CEO, The Conservation Fund 

“The Conservation Fund applauds today’s Senate passage of the public lands package (S. 47) that includes permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). This momentous action could not come soon enough, as LWCF expired on September 30, 2018, and has been losing $2.5 million a day ever since.

“We urge the U.S. House of Representatives to similarly enact LWCF legislation and send it to the President’s desk. We also urge future congressional action to provide full, dedicated funding for LWCF to maintain its longstanding commitment to all Americans and continue this essential funding for 21st century America.

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February 11, 2019

Partnership aims to provide critical watershed protection for the Pleasant River and regional economic benefits through expanded nature-based tourism opportunities and sustainable forestry operations.

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January 31, 2019

The Conservation Fund, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), announced the addition of 11.25 acres of shoreline habitat to Michigan’s Hiawatha National Forest Research Natural Area. Located along Lake Michigan, the property features important habitat for at-risk wildlife and plant species.

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January 4, 2019

Land Preservation Protects Fort Raleigh National Historic Site and Home of Lost Colony Outdoor Drama 

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January 2, 2019

Natural Resource Damage Assessment Funding Enables Protection of Coastal Habitat at Grand Bay National Wildlife Refuge and National Estuarine Research Reserve

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December 20, 2018
Curious white-tailed deer

Partnership with State of West Virginia will increase availability and improve access to public lands, protect critical cabitat and expand eutdoor economic opportunities

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December 19, 2018
Mehoopany Creek

Pennsylvania Game Commission purchases 752-acres with support from Williams, securing habitat for migratory birds and access to public lands in the Endless Mountains Heritage Region

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December 14, 2018
Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest

New law will improve management and public access at Georgia’s National Forests

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