The Conservation Fund in the News

January 3, 2016
Guy Covner, The Press Democrat, 3 January 2016 – They say money doesn’t grow on trees, but a nearly 75,000-acre swath of redwood and fir forests blanketing the wildlands of Sonoma and Mendocino counties is generating millions of dollars as it contributes to California’s ambitious campaign to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

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January 2, 2016
Craig Jarvis, The Charlotte Observer, 2 January 2016 – Environmentalists have complained about a steady erosion of funding for long-established protections in recent years, first due to a sour economy and then because of an anti-regulatory climate in the legislature. But one major source of conservation funding continues to protect streams, greenways and other projects across the state – from elk habitat in the mountains to a historic battlefield in the Triangle – although with far less money than it had a few years ago.

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January 1, 2016
Pam LeBlanc, Austin American Statesman, 1 January 2016 – A sprawling old oak arches its back against the wind, bending its lanky arms all the way to the ground. Those protective branches make the perfect backdrop for a campground, and one day Texans will pitch tents here at Powderhorn Ranch, near Matagorda Bay along the Gulf Coast.

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December 21, 2015
Justin Heinze, West Chester Patch, 21 December 2015 – The historic 553-acre Warwick Furnace Farm along the South Branch of French Creek in Warwick and East Nantmeal townships in Chester County will be preserved forever, the French & Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust announced in a press release Monday.

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December 18, 2015
Peter Fimrite, San Francisco Chronicle, 18 December 2015 – A government-run power company in Norway has agreed to buy carbon credits from the owners of a Northern California forest, a clear signal that the eyes of the world are on California’s pioneering cap-and-trade program after last week’s landmark global climate treaty in Paris.

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December 16, 2015
The Montgomery Herald, 18 December 2015 – Representatives of Smithers and Montgomery, including Morris Creek, participated Dec. 1-3 in a workshop designed especially for communities bordering national or state parks, forests, and other treasured public lands. The seven-member team met in Berea, Ky., with national and regional experts on sustainable tourism, economic development, the arts, natural and cultural resources, transportation, and branding.

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December 11, 2015
Danny Henley, Hannibal Courier-Post, 11 December 2015 – The site of the former Marblehead Lime Company in southern Hannibal could soon become the newest addition to the city’s expansive park system. During a City Hall briefing Friday, Andy Dorian, director of the Parks & Recreation Department called the creation of the 185-acre wildlife preserve, which will be called the Sodalis Nature Preserve, a “once-in-a-generation park.”

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December 4, 2015
Ellen Lockyer, Alaska Public Media, 4 December 2015 – An old dam on the Eklutna River has blocked salmon runs there for decades. Now, an Alaska Native tribe wants to tear the dam down and restore fish to the river.

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