The Conservation Fund in the News

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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December 3, 2015
Jack Horan, The News & Observer, 3 December 2015 – Newly arrived elk have found a welcoming home in the mountains and meadows of Western North Carolina in the past 15 years. The numbers and range of the animals have expanded from 52 pioneer elk released in Great Smoky Mountains National Park to an estimated 150-200 bulls and cows in the park, Cherokee tribal lands and private lands west of Asheville.


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November 21, 2015
Dylan Darling, The Bend Bulletin, 21 November 2015 – While state plans for Gilchrist State Forest call for it to be a timber producer, the more than 100 square miles could also be a new recreational playground.

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November 19, 2015
Chris Lawrence, WV MetroNews, 19 November 2015 – A grant from the Acres for America program will clear the way for the purchase of more land in southern West Virginia which will become elk habitat for the southern coalfields.  The Acres for America program is a conservation organization run by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and financially bolstered by Wal-Mart.

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November 19, 2015
Beverly James, Cedar Key Beacon, 19 November 2015 – The University of Florida’s new Nature Coast Biological Station will receive a grant to evaluate the spotted seatrout fishery in the Big Bend region. The grant, for $20,000, is provided by The Conservation Fund, a national organization that funds conservation projects that improve local businesses.

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November 16, 2015
Molly Murray, The News Journal, 16 November 2015 – At 1,250 acres, the Roberts family farms were one of the last large holdings in southeastern New Castle County. Late last month, three conservation groups, The Mount Cuba Center, The Conservation Fund and Delaware Wild Lands, purchased the properties

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November 9, 2015
Beth Velliquette, The Daily Reflector, 9 November 2015 – Deep in the woods, where the water is dark and even some of the local folk are reluctant to go, the Devil’s Gut of the Roanoke River will soon be accessible to people everywhere — on the Internet.

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