Press Releases

April 2, 2019
Brook trout in Pendleton County, W.V.
The Conservation Fund's Freshwater Institute and West Virginia Division of Natural Resources commit to combatting loss of WV's state fish and increasing success of Brook Trout reintroduction efforts. 

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March 13, 2019
Today The Conservation Fund, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, announced the addition of 186 acres to the Cherokee National Forest, located at the tri-corner area of Tennessee, North Carolina, and Virginia.

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March 12, 2019
In a historic demonstration of bipartisan governing, the U.S. Congress and the President have enacted the "John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management and Recreation Act” (S. 47) that includes permanent reauthorization of America’s most critical conservation program, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).

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March 5, 2019

With facilitating support from The Conservation Fund, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department (NHFG) purchased approximately 3,181 acres of land in Newport, Croydon, and Grantham. The expanse will be known as the William B. Ruger Wildlife Management Area (WMA) and was acquired to protect its outstanding wildlife and water resources and to provide the public with recreational opportunities such as hunting, fishing, hiking, and nature study.

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February 20, 2019
The Conservation Fund announced the grant recipients for the 2018 Grant Program for Transporting Healthy Food. Twelve charitable organizations located in Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia will receive grants ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 to improve their capacity to store and safely deliver fresh, healthy food in their communities.

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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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