The Conservation Fund in the News

May 21, 2019
Raisa Habersham, Atlanta Journal Constitution – Atlanta residents will have greater access to fresh food thanks to a public “food forest.” The green space will feature trees, shrubs and vines that produce fruit along with walking trails, a community garden and restored forest and stream-side areas by 2020.

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May 13, 2019
Pam Boyd, Vail Daily – Back in 2011, recreationists celebrated increased access to the upper basin of the Colorado River when Eagle County acquired the Two Bridges and State Bridge properties. Now they can celebrate long-term provisions to keep those properties open to the public under the ownership of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

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May 7, 2019
Associated Press, Air Force Times – Cannon Air Force Base in New Mexico has partnered with The Conservation Fund for the protection of nearly 48 square miles of land adjacent to the Melrose Air Force Range. A conservation easement will limit development, encroachment and changes to the landscape that could negatively affect flight paths, training operations or habitat for the lesser prairie-chicken.

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May 5, 2019
Michael Wright, Bozeman Daily Chronicle – Montana officials have closed a land deal that will add about 160 acres to a wildlife management area north of Yellowstone that’s known for an abundance of elk habitat. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and The Conservation Fund announced that a deal had been finalized to transfer 160 acres of private land abutting the Dome Mountain Wildlife Management Area into state ownership.

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April 30, 2019
Staff Reporter, The Ellsworth American – Blue Hill Heritage Trust celebrated the purchase of another large block of forestland with its acquisition of Meadowbrook Forest. The purchase was part of the Maine Coastal Forest Partnership, a collaborative effort between The Conservation Fund, The Nature Conservancy, Maine Coast Heritage Trust, New England Forestry Foundation, Blue Hill Heritage Trust and Downeast Salmon Federation.

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April 26, 2019
John Sharp, AL.com – At the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, state officials and conservationists praised the work to extend – for the first time since the early 1990s – the permanently protected area along the Gulf of Mexico.

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April 18, 2019
Sammy Fretwell, The State – A national conservation group has purchased 780 acres in eastern Richland County, South Carolina for the expected expansion of a state nature preserve along the Wateree River. The Conservation Fund’s acquisition includes open farmland, duck ponds, swamps, three miles of river frontage and an island in the Wateree River.

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April 17, 2019
Kali Coleman, BestLife – By donating to The Conservation Fund, you'll be happy to know your money is being put to good use: A whopping 97 percent of their funds are allocated toward the stated mission—the highest rate out of any charity in the field.

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