The Conservation Fund in the News

November 24, 2019
Carlos E. Medina, The Gainesville Sun – The Alachua Conservation Trust bought the “Orange Lake Overlook” property for more than $1.3 million from the Huff family. The purchase was possible through a $1 million loan from The Conservation Fund and more than 450 individual donations.

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November 22, 2019
Carl Richter, Texarkana Gazette – Oklahoma's Little River National Wildlife Refuge added 160 acres of protected forest and wetlands, a move that will make a large area of the refuge usable by visitors for the first time. The Conservation Fund purchased the property in 2017 and has transferred it to the USFWS thanks to funding from the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

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November 14, 2019
Mark Pace, Chattanooga Times Free Press – The Cherokee National Forest is expanding by 1,500 acres near the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga thanks to a partnership between the automaker and The Conservation Fund. Volkswagen will donate $1.25 million to The Conservation Fund to purchase private forested land in Tennessee.

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November 13, 2019
Nedra Rhone, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution – A new partnership between Emory University and The Conservation Fund’s Working Farms Fund will help preserve local farmland and support entrepreneurial farmers while also building a sustainable solution to food production in the metro area.

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November 11, 2019
RP Siegel, GreenBiz – It's clear that carbon removal activities soon will play a transformative role in the global economy. With that transformation comes enormous opportunity.

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November 5, 2019
Dennis Anderson, Star Tribune – Drive through southwest and western Minnesota and the need for wildlife habitat conservation is obvious. Wetlands are drained, row crops are endless and ditches carry tiledwater from farmlands directly into the Minnesota River or its tributaries. Here’s a sample of some of the largest Minnesota forest conservation projects.

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October 23, 2019
Byron Khalil, ABC 33/40 – Environmental protection organizations are joining forces to preserve an important economic driver in Cherokee County. Since 2009, The Conservation Fund and The Nature Conservancy have worked to protect the 15,288 acre area at the Little River Canyon National Preserve.

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October 16, 2019
Jeff Kart, Forbes – The Conservation Fund has a goal of conserving 5 million acres of at-risk forests in the next 15 years. They’ve announced the closing of unique 10-year green bonds totaling $150 million. Proceeds from the bonds will go to scale up their Working Forest Fund, which is dedicated to mitigating climate change, strengthening rural economies and protecting natural ecosystems.

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