Press Releases

November 29, 2018
Coastal Headewaters

As part of a multi-year effort to expand longleaf pine forests across the Southeast, the USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service, The Conservation Fund and Resource Management Service, LLC announced the establishment of a 3,719-acre conservation easement in Florida’s panhandle.

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November 15, 2018
NCIFund Opens Low Interest Hurricane Recovery Loans

The Natural Capital Investment Fund (NCIFund) has launched the RESEED Recovery Fund, a $250,000 program that will provide low-interest, easily accessible loans to North Carolina and South Carolina farmers and value-added producers who sustained damages from Hurricanes Florence or Michael.

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November 2, 2018
Champion of the Chesapeake

The Department of Defense’s Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) program, The Conservation Fund, and Ecosystem Investment Partners Honored for their Commitment to the Chesapeake.

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October 26, 2018
Durham Acquires Belt Line Rail Corridor

The City of Durham, North Carolina, is now the property owner of the Durham Belt Line rail corridor thanks to the recently completed $7.8 million acquisition from The Conservation Fund. 

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October 11, 2018
Mainstreet Fairmont

The Natural Capital Investment Fund (NCIFund) was awarded $1.7 million in funding to cultivate healthy downtown commercial districts in West Virginia, working alongside for-profit developers, independent building owners, nonprofit development groups and commercial tenants.

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October 2, 2018
Media Statement by Larry Selzer, President and CEO, The Conservation Fund 

“The Conservation Fund applauds today’s Senate Committee action that advanced the permanent reauthorization and full, dedicated funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). This momentous action, along with recent action by the House Committee, could not come soon enough, as LWCF expired on September 30. LWCF is a strongly backed, bipartisan program that requires immediate Congressional action to reinstate the longstanding commitment to all Americans and continue this essential funding for 21st century America.

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September 28, 2018

The Conservation Fund and The Nature Conservancy, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, held an event today to celebrate the addition of 616 forested acres to Cherokee National Forest near the Tennessee-Georgia border.

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September 24, 2018

With a distinguished career in land conservation spanning over three decades, Kim Berns-Melhus has been named the Minnesota state director with The Conservation Fund.

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