The Conservation Fund in the News

November 14, 2019
Mark Pace, Chattanooga Times Free Press – The Cherokee National Forest is expanding by 1,500 acres near the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga thanks to a partnership between the automaker and The Conservation Fund. Volkswagen will donate $1.25 million to The Conservation Fund to purchase private forested land in Tennessee.

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November 13, 2019
Nedra Rhone, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution – A new partnership between Emory University and The Conservation Fund’s Working Farms Fund will help preserve local farmland and support entrepreneurial farmers while also building a sustainable solution to food production in the metro area.

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November 11, 2019
RP Siegel, GreenBiz – It's clear that carbon removal activities soon will play a transformative role in the global economy. With that transformation comes enormous opportunity.

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November 5, 2019
Dennis Anderson, Star Tribune – Drive through southwest and western Minnesota and the need for wildlife habitat conservation is obvious. Wetlands are drained, row crops are endless and ditches carry tiledwater from farmlands directly into the Minnesota River or its tributaries. Here’s a sample of some of the largest Minnesota forest conservation projects.

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October 23, 2019
Byron Khalil, ABC 33/40 – Environmental protection organizations are joining forces to preserve an important economic driver in Cherokee County. Since 2009, The Conservation Fund and The Nature Conservancy have worked to protect the 15,288 acre area at the Little River Canyon National Preserve.

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October 16, 2019
Jeff Kart, Forbes – The Conservation Fund has a goal of conserving 5 million acres of at-risk forests in the next 15 years. They’ve announced the closing of unique 10-year green bonds totaling $150 million. Proceeds from the bonds will go to scale up their Working Forest Fund, which is dedicated to mitigating climate change, strengthening rural economies and protecting natural ecosystems.

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October 15, 2019
Jason Huffman, Undercurrent News – The Freshwater Institute, a Shepherdstown, West Virginia-based division of The Conservation Fund, has been providing RAS training since 2000 and, including the 40 attendees at this year's second-straight, sold-out, four-day event, has trained more than 600 people, estimates Brian Vinci, Freshwater Institute's director.

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October 9, 2019
Sloane Hughes, Funny or Die – Each year, Katmai National Park in Alaska holds a fat beat contest, where bears are photographed in the summer and in the autumn, the before and after photos are compared and posted online by the Katmai Parks social media accounts, and the people vote on who is the best fat bear.

Fat bears can only happen in healthy ecosystems with lots of food and clean water, so to help keep these areas and the environment protected for bears and everything else that lives on this earth (like humans), donate to the National Parks Service or other organizations like The Conservation Fund.


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