The Conservation Fund in the News

April 2, 2016
The Star Democrat, 2 April 2016 – Nature lovers from across the Delmarva Region will join Pickering Creek Audubon Center, National Audubon Society and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service staff for an “All Audubon Day in the Marsh” in Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 16. Volunteers will participate in a restoration planting, hear from conservation experts and tour a rarely-seen expanse of salt marshes in southern Dorchester County.

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April 1, 2016
Tim Troll, Bristol Bay Times, 1 April 2016 – After years of waiting to see whether Congress would pass a new conservation tax incentive for Alaska Native corporations, Congress finally passed the incentive last December and Koliganek Natives LTD and the Bristol Bay Heritage Land Trust closed an historic deal in February that will put the incentive to use.

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March 22, 2016
Larry Nagengast, Delaware Today, 22 March 2016 – It’s not something we think about every day, but “if you’re driving through the state of Delaware, you’re going to pass something that the Mt. Cuba Center has helped protect.” Those are the words of one of Delaware’s leading conservationists, Blaine Phillips, senior vice president and Mid-Atlantic regional director of The Conservation Fund, saluting the efforts of one of its newer partners in acquiring open space and protecting it from future development.

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March 21, 2016
Jack Horan, The Charlotte Observer, 21 March 2016 – Mount Mitchell State Park celebrates its 100th anniversary this month, with a land expansion underway that stands to more than double the size of the park. The oldest of 41 parks operated by the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation, Mount Mitchell was the first park established in the Southeast by either state or federal government.

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March 9, 2016
Kyle Spurr, The Daily Astorian, 9 March 2016 – Anyone in the world with access to the Internet can experience the Fort to Sea Trail. Google Maps, along with the non-profit Conservation Fund, partnered to create a virtual tour of the 6.5-mile trail that extends from Fort Clatsop to Sunset Beach.

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March 8, 2016
Tom Kuglin, Independent Record, 8 March 2016 – On the banks of Ten Mile Creek Tuesday, a collection of open land advocates along with military and county officials lauded what will be the Helena area’s newest recreation destinations. Prickly Pear Land Trust recently acquired two parcels totaling 556 acres near Fort Harrison with plans to develop trails and restore lands impacted from years of grazing. 

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February 25, 2016
Thomas Wheatley, Creative Loafing, 25 February 2016 – With the help of a grassroots group of residents fighting for preservation, the kindness of property owners, nonprofits such as the Conservation Fund and the PATH Foundation, and assistance from county leaders and Georgia's congressional delegation, Jordan and Kelley were able to protect land surrounding Arabia Mountain and start connecting the rich cultural resources surrounding the monadnock.

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February 19, 2016
Mike Koshmrl, Jackson Hole News & Guide, 19 February 2016 – Thousands of acres of pastureland and sagebrush steppes near the Hoback Rim southeast of Jackson have been signed into conservation easements and forever protected from development. Mark Elsbree, the Conservation Fund’s senior vice president, said the work of Luke Lynch, the Wyoming director for the fund who died on Mount Moran in May, led to easements on nearly 21 square miles of ranchland down the highway from Bondurant.e.

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