The Conservation Fund in the News

May 14, 2015
Hampshire Review, 14 May 2015 – White Horse Mountain was officially sold today. The nonprofit Potomac Conservancy completed its purchase of the 1,700-acre mountain that runs from Springfield to Green Spring along the west side of the South Branch.

May 6, 2015
Brad Rich, Tideland News, 6 May 2015 – Thursday afternoon, attorneys for the state of North Carolina, a major conservation organization and for John L. Hurst of Onslow County and his sister, Harriet Hurst Turner of Raleigh, closed on a deal that added 290 acres of Hammocks Beach State Park and earned Hurst and Turner $10.1 million.

April 24, 2015
Duncan Adams, The Roanoke Times, 24 April 2015 – The cluster of young and lean Appalachian Trail through-hikers acknowledged that they’d never heard of the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

April 23, 2015
Bill Moss, Hendersonville Lightening, 23 April 2015 – The Hendersonville Community Co-op celebrated the opening of their new and improved member-owned grocer store. Our Natural Capital Investment Fund provided a loan to help make this small business growth possible.

April 20, 2015
Adele Peters, Fast Company, 20 April 2015 – As Apple invests in tech startups and new data centers, now it's also spending money on trees. The tech giant just helped buy 36,000 acres of forest in Maine and North Carolina through a partnership with the nonprofit The Conservation Fund.

April 19, 2015
Bruce A. Scruton, New Jersey Herald, 19 April 2015 – A block of 550 acres of land was saved from the developer's bulldozers and is now destined to be added to the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area following action by several conservation groups.

April 18, 2015
Advocate Editorial Board, Victoria Advocate, 18 April 2015 – For the past 40 years, the Whooping Crane Recovery Program has been successful in rebuilding the world's only naturally migrating flock that winters in the Crossroads.

April 17, 2015
Andrew Burger, Triple Pundit, 17 April 2015 – Marking a precedent-setting conservation partnership, Apple and the Conservation Fund will purchase two large areas of working forest, the organizations announced on Thursday. The move is expected to conserve “more than 36,000 acres of working forestland in Maine and North Carolina, ensuring these forests stay forests and any timber on the land is harvested sustainably,” the partners said in a joint announcement.