The Conservation Fund in the News

June 24, 2020
Jeff Kart, Forbes — There are still some places on Earth where the water is so clean, you can drink it unfiltered. Those places should probably be preserved from development, right? The Conservation Fund thinks so and recently acquired more than 15,000 acres of pine forestland in Western Maine.

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June 24, 2020
Allegra Wrocklage, GreenBiz — Conservation finance, by definition, involves risk. Land trust staff who practice conservation finance are well aware of its challenges, as well as its opportunities to generate new income streams that support land conservation projects or general operations. 

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May 26, 2020
Sarah Lasko, Atlas Obscura — Rising seas are claiming land, changing lives, and transforming our relationship with nature. At Maryland's Blackwater River National Wildlife Refuge,  that means accepting that the marsh is migrating and taking actions to ease its path, and maintaining habitats for the fish and birds and plants and other wildlife within its bounds.

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May 20, 2020
Staff Reporter, Brentwood.com — The City of Brentwood has closed the sale of approximately 52 acres of land for $5.2 million to be developed into the future Windy Hill Park.

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May 4, 2020
Guy Kovner, The Press Democrat — Old-growth redwood forests store more carbon — up to 890 metric tons per acre — than any other forest type in the world. Young, fast-growing trees are “a carbon sponge, they soak it up,” said Chris Kelly, The Conservation Fund’s California project director.

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April 30, 2020
Heather Clancy, GreenBiz — Apple’s approach to sustainable forest management is multifaceted, but it also includes a pledge to protect enough working forest acreage to offset the virgin paper footprint related primarily to its product packaging. That includes a relationship with The Conversation Fund, a nonprofit that uses innovative financing programs to acquire working forestland being developed according to specific economic and environmental goals. 

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April 28, 2020
Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News — The tradition of farming, ranching and sport shooting will continue in perpetuity in a swath of roughly 400 acres of land adjacent to the Army National Guard’s training site at Camp Williams, helping to ensure military readiness exercises won’t come in conflict with encroaching development.

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April 22, 2020
Nedra Rhone, Atlanta Journal-Constitution — The Atlanta City Council has approved the acquisition of a 216-acre nature preserve in southeast Atlanta. The property includes one of the largest old-growth forests in Atlanta among its more than 60,000 trees.

In partnership with the city, The Conservation Fund designated the property as a high priority as they worked to identify land that would increase the city’s tree canopy.

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