Press Releases

March 23, 2018
Conservation organizations, sportsmen’s groups, and outdoor recreation groups praise the U.S. Congress and the President for enacting the Fiscal Year 2018 omnibus spending bill, which includes permanent reauthorization of the Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act (FLTFA). Expired since 2011, this successful land exchange program will once again increase recreational access to public lands, support economic development, consolidate land ownership, and conserve special places in western states.

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March 23, 2018
Media Statement by Larry Selzer, President and CEO, The Conservation Fund 

“The Fiscal Year 2018 omnibus spending bill secures several critical conservation victories. We congratulate the bipartisan lawmakers and conservation partners who have worked to achieve these successes—culminating years of hard work and partnership—that will protect our public lands, increase recreational opportunities, preserve historic places, strengthen local communities and boost the outdoor economy.

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March 7, 2018
ARLINGTON, Va. — Conservation organizations, sportsmen’s groups, and outdoor recreation groups applaud the House Natural Resources Committee for advancing legislation introduced by Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) to permanently reauthorize the Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act (FLTFA) (H.R. 5133). Cosponsors include Representatives Scott Tipton (R-CO) and Greg Gianforte (R-MT). FLTFA is a modified land exchange program for the West that increases recreational access to public lands, supports economic development, and consolidates land ownership. The program is currently expired and unavailable.

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February 26, 2018
The Conservation Fund has appointed four prominent conservation advocates to its Board of Directors: 

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February 15, 2018
The Conservation Fund announced the grant recipients for the 2017 Grant Program for Transporting Healthy Food. Twenty-one charitable organizations in Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia and Washington, D.C., will receive grants ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 to improve their capacity to store and safely deliver fresh, healthy food to their communities.

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February 15, 2018
The Conservation Fund and Roanoke Island Historical Association announced a unique partnership that will support the future of America's longest running symphonic outdoor drama and preserve the historic and natural landscape surrounding the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site.

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February 14, 2018
In October 2017, Shenandoah Forum joined The Conservation Fund and the Town of Mount Jackson to launch the Save The Knob campaign to raise $50,000 to protect one of the Shenandoah Valley’s signature sights. Thanks to the overwhelming support of the community and generosity of the town, the partners announced that we have met our goal! The rocky-top at the southern end of Short Mountain will continue as a reminder of our beautiful natural heritage for generations to come.

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February 13, 2018
The Conservation Fund, the State of Alabama and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced the protection of 251 acres at the Little Point Clear Unit of the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge thanks to funding from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund.

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