The Conservation Fund in the News

March 25, 2020
NPT Staff, National Parks Traveler – A historic farm that borders Pea Ridge National Military Park in Arkansas has been obtained by conservation groups that hope to transfer it to the park once the National Park Service gains funding for the acquisition.

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March 13, 2020
Caitlin Tan, West Virginia Public Broadcasting – The West Virginia elk reintroduction program is four years in, and the project is not growing as fast as expected; however, there is a herd in the Southern Coalfields that is slowly getting bigger. The herd of about 80 elk live on the over 35,000-acre Tomblin and Laurel Lake Wildlife Management Area that is primarily reclaimed strip mines.

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March 9, 2020
Kristen Leigh Painter, Star Tribune – Aquaponics is heralded as a sustainable, local solution for a future where resources are under increased strain from a ballooning global population.

“There are very few places in the world where you can actually put salmon farms into the oceans, and those areas are kind of tapped out now,” said Christopher Good, director of research at the Conservation Fund’s Freshwater Institute. “But the demand keeps rising, so the solution has to be land-based and I think the major salmon companies are starting to realize that.”

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March 7, 2020
Catalina Jaramillo, WHYY – After 11 years, Pennsylvania completed the acquisition of over 1,700 acres of land for preservation in southern Chester County. The new public space is connected to other parks in Maryland and Delaware, creating one of the largest undeveloped open areas in the mid-Atlantic, with about 8,000 acres available for recreation.

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March 4, 2020
Larry Selzer, The New York Times: Letter to the Editor (third story) – "While a trillion new trees is a laudable goal, intact forests with mature trees are providing important carbon-absorbing qualities right now."

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February 24, 2020
WBIR Staff, NBC Knoxville – For almost 15 years, there was a gap in Tennessee's Cumberland Trail that forced hikers to walk for six miles on a paved road before reaching the trail's next portion. Now, the trail will be connected after several partner organizations added the Lone Star property to it.

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February 22, 2020
Wesley Young, Winston Salem Journal – North Carolina's Piedmont Land Conservancy will soon plan its next steps in protecting farmland for the Crossnore School & Children’s Home, thanks for a bridge loan to finalize the deal from The Conservation Fund.

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February 22, 2020
Terry Dickson, The Brunswick News – Last year, The Conservation Fund and Open Space Institute bought the largest unprotected and undeveloped piece of coastal salt marsh, maritime forest and longleaf pine uplands on the Georgia coast with the intent of selling it to the state for permanent protection.

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