The Conservation Fund in the News

August 1, 2019
Ellen Kanzinger, Blue Ridge Outdoors – How does a state park come to be? Blue Ridge Outdoors explored some of the region’s newest state parks, including Lamar Alexander Rocky Fork State Park in Tenessee, which was one of the first conservation acquisition projects Ralph Knoll worked on when he started with The Conservation Fund in 2006.

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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.

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July 2, 2019
Justine Paradis, New Hampshire Public Radio – Is the North Country of New Hampshire ready, willing, and able to shift from a timber-based economy to a tourism-based economy? Depending on how you measure it, tourism is one of the top three industries in New Hampshire, along with manufacturing and tech and healthcare.

“We like to talk about how the outdoor recreation economy is a new wave for New Hampshire, but it’s really not,” said Sally Manikian, New Hampshire and Vermont representative of The Conservation Fund.


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July 1, 2019
Pamela D'Angelo, Virginia Public Radio – Environmentalists have been fighting for more than a decade to preserve Fones Cliffs -- a pristine, historic, miles-long section of orange-yellow bluffs towering nearly 100 feet over the Rappahannock River in the eastern part of Virginia. Now, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Sevice's new ownership of a section of the cliffs will be part of the Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge.

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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.

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June 22, 2019
Justin A. Levine, Adirondack Daily Enterprise – The Conservation Fund, which works to conserve working forests around the country, recently put more than 50,000 acres of Adirondack forests under protection so the land can continue to support local jobs and allow recreational access.

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June 3, 2019
Mark Wilson, Fast Company – An old pecan farm sat vacant and overgrown for years inside Atlanta’s city limits, right near the Lakewood-Browns Mill community, a food desert where a third of the population lives below the poverty line. Now, through the efforts of the city of Atlanta, The Conservation Fund, many local nonprofits, and volunteer labor, the property has been purchased and converted in the nation’s largest edible forest.

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May 22, 2019
Pittsfield, Maine (Newswire.com) – ​​​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.

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