Press Releases

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).

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

January 4, 2019

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

Read more

January 2, 2019

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

Read more