Press Releases

April 30, 2019
Today, Eagle County, Colorado and The Conservation Fund  announced the transfer of two popular recreational sites adjacent to the Upper Colorado River to Bureau of Land Management (BLM), ensuring the continued availability of safe public access for boating, fishing and other forms of recreation.

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April 30, 2019
The Lancaster Conservancy announces the donation of 435 acres of forested land in York and Lancaster Counties from Brookfield Renewable, completing a federally-recognized large landscape public private preservation project. This land protection journey began with a 1990s study funded by the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and The Conservation Fund.

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April 26, 2019
Today Alabama Governor Kay Ivey, U.S. Representative Bradley Byrne, representatives from the offices of U.S. Senator Richard Shelby and U.S. Senator Doug Jones, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Southeast Regional Director Leopoldo Miranda joined federal, state, local and private partners at a special event to celebrate the conservation of 470 acres of critical land, water and wildlife along the Alabama Gulf Coast.

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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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