The Conservation Fund in the News

April 11, 2015
Steve Ferris, Uniontown Herald Standard, 11 April 2015  – The Cheat Canyon, eight miles of rugged West Virginia mountains with the Cheat River and the Allegheny Trail running through it, has been permanently conserved.

April 11, 2015
Sophia Bunger,, 11 April 2015 – Local preservation and conservation organizations recently reached an agreement with the owners on a land donation that encompasses a popular climbing crag atop the Cumberland Plateau.

April 8, 2015
Margaret Friedenauer, KHNS-FM, 8 April 2015 – Jones Point is a venerable place in the Chilkat Valley. Over the years it’s been the site of sawmills that have come and gone, picnicking families, and Klukwan canoes landing and launching. Now, the property has new stewards and a new purpose – to be rehabilitated, conserved and enjoyed by the community.

April 1, 2015
Elevation Outdoors Magazine, April 2015 – With bridge financing from our Land Conservation Loans program, the Crested Butte Land Trust purchased and protected the Snodgrass Trail, a singletrack through wildflower meadows and aspen groves enjoyed by mountain bikers.

March 27, 2015
Kellen Short, The Chattanoogan, 27 March 2015 – Grandfather Mountain’s iconic Mile High Swinging Bridge and Grandfather Trail are now among the newest sites available for 360-degree virtual viewing on Google Maps Street View. Through a partnership between Google, The Conservation Fund, Grandfather Mountain State Park and the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation, visitors can now examine every angle of the 228-foot suspension bridge and the rugged hiking path to MacRae Peak with the few clicks of the keyboard.

March 25, 2015
Brandon Roberts, The Herald-Dispatch, 25 March 2015 – Regional food growers, producers and processors had the opportunity to connect with buyers from restaurants, grocery stores, schools and other venues at the second Huntington Local Food Expo on Wednesday.

March 22, 2015
Kathy Abusow, Huffington Post, 22 March 2015 – In observance of March 21, the United Nations' International Day of Forests, let's commit to doing more to advance practical, results-oriented solutions that will ensure healthy forests for future generations while supporting the people and communities who depend on them today. This is the message from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization in the State of the World's Forests 2014. The report's subtitle, ‘Enhancing the socioeconomic benefits from forests,’ highlights the connections between forests and people.

March 5, 2015
Alex Paul, Albany Democrat-Herald, 5 March 2015 — More than 75 people gathered at the Jim Riggs Community Center Tuesday evening and all day Wednesday to review the results of a year-long Federal Lands Livability Initiative assessment, prioritize community goals and develop an implementation plan. The assessment was funded by the Federal Highway Administration and conducted by the Conservation Fund.”

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