The Conservation Fund in the News

July 9, 2019
Derek Danneker, Williamsport Sun-Gazette –  Ricketts Glen State Park recently expanded its borders and protections to 143 acres of forestland. The inclusion provides more space for recreation and the unfettered wilderness’ migratory bird and native population.

June 29, 2019
Rob Hedelt, Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star –  The riverfront parcel, known as Fones Cliffs, once slated to become 45 building lots will now be preserved in perpetuity as part of the Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge.

May 22, 2019
Pittsfield, Maine ( – ​​​Kleinschmidt Associates, an engineering, regulatory and environmental consulting firm, is pleased to announce that they have entered into a strategic alliance with The Conservation Fund.

May 21, 2019
Raisa Habersham, Atlanta Journal Constitution – Atlanta residents will have greater access to fresh food thanks to a public “food forest.” The green space will feature trees, shrubs and vines that produce fruit along with walking trails, a community garden and restored forest and stream-side areas by 2020.

April 26, 2019
John Sharp, – At the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, state officials and conservationists praised the work to extend – for the first time since the early 1990s – the permanently protected area along the Gulf of Mexico.

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 11, 2019 – A team from McDowell County recently participated in a three-day course designed especially for rural communities seeking to make the most of their natural and cultural assets.

February 6, 2019
Brandon Champion, Michigan Live – The U.S. Forest Service acquired the 11.25 acres of shoreline habitat in December from The Conservation Fund. It will become part of the Hiawatha National Forest Research Natural Area in the Upper Peninsula.