The Conservation Fund in the News

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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February 25, 2015
Tegan Wendland, WWNO-New Orleans Public Radio, 25 February 2015 — The Big Branch National Wildlife Refuge is between Slidell and Mandeville. Founded in the 1990s, it protects endangered birds and combats coastal land loss. It’s not just wildlife that thrives at Big Branch. The park’s volunteer program brings people of all ages and backgrounds together.

February 10, 2015
Lee Bergquist, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10 February 2015 — Nearly 14,000 acres of northern Wisconsin forestland will be set aside for timber production and public use in a deal between the state and a nonprofit group.

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February 9, 2015
Karen Chavez, Asheville Citizen-Times, 9 February 2015 — While the summit Mount Mitchell is well known — and when it's not freezing or snowing — is easy to access as the very highest point in North Carolina, as well as the Eastern United States, the highest point in South Carolina has been languishing in obscurity. All that is about to change. Now, it looks like the idea for an accessible observation platform on Sassafras Mountain, which straddles the North Carolina-South Carolina border, will get its day to sparkle in the sun, thanks to a $350,000 gift from Duke Energy to the S.C. Department of Natural Resources last week.

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