Press Releases

July 31, 2017
Hardscrabble Ranch. Photo by Toby Sprunk, Eagle County.
This release was distributed by Eagle County, Colorado, and published here with permission. 

Eagle County, Col. – Eagle County Open Space is pleased to announce that The Conservation Fund successfully completed the purchase of the 1,540-acre Hardscrabble Ranch today from Brue Capital Partners. 

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July 17, 2017
Guenther farm. Photo courtesy of the City of Ann Arbor.
This release was distributed by the City of Ann Arbor and published here with permission. To learn more about The Conservation Fund’s partnership with the City of Ann Arbor’s Greenbelt Initiative, click here

Ann Arbor, MI—​On July 14, 2017, the City of Ann Arbor Open Space and Parkland Preservation Program, also known as the Greenbelt Program, announced the purchase of a conservation easement on nearly 250 acres of farmland in Lodi Township, protecting the agricultural use and conservation values of the private land. Owned by Lloyd and Betty Guenther, the majority of the property is in active agriculture in a mixture of corn, soybeans and wheat, with additional areas of wetlands and woodlands also being protected by the conservation easement.

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July 6, 2017
First Order Tributary on the Wellspring Mountain property. Photo courtesy of Piedmont Land Conservancy.
LOWGAP, N.C.—Natural Capital Investment Fund (NCIF) and the Piedmont Land Conservancy (PLC) announced today the purchase of the historic Camp E-Mun-Talee by Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine and Wellspring Mountain, Inc. The 500-acre property, located in western Surry County and previously home to the Eckerd Youth Alternatives program for troubled youth, includes a 40-acre campsite with 18 structures for lodging and activities. The remainder of the property is under a conservation easement held by PLC. 

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June 14, 2017
View of Success Pond Forest
ARLINGTON, Va. — C&S Wholesale Grocers and U-Haul joined with The Conservation Fund today to announce their commitment to protecting forest-based supply chains. Each company will start by measuring and then offsetting a portion of their wood fiber use—from pulpwood to cardboard paper products—by contributing to the ongoing conservation of more than 8,700 acres of working forestland surrounding Success Pond in Northeastern New Hampshire.

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June 9, 2017
The Conservation Fund is proud to be the recipient of two Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) awarded by the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS). These innovative projects awarded today help conservation work for people, communities and landscapes by encouraging strong local economies, healthy food systems, and social and environmental justice

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May 24, 2017
The Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo announced the protection of 3,236 acres of working forestland in the Towns of Redfield and Orwell in partnership with The Conservation Fund. This conservation effort will help to secure the working landscape of the Tug Hill region that provides vital economic support to local communities.nties. 

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May 17, 2017
The Conservation Fund announced the grant recipients for the On Track with Healthy Foods grants program, sponsored by CSX. Nine community- and faith-based groups will receive grants to increase access to healthy foods in vulnerable and underserved communities in North Carolina's Nash and Edgecombe Counties. 

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May 8, 2017
This year, C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. and The Conservation Fund celebrate a decade-long partnership to address climate change and habitat loss by protecting and restoring America’s forests.

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