The Conservation Fund in the News

October 15, 2019
Jason Huffman, Undercurrent News – The Freshwater Institute, a Shepherdstown, West Virginia-based division of The Conservation Fund, has been providing RAS training since 2000 and, including the 40 attendees at this year's second-straight, sold-out, four-day event, has trained more than 600 people, estimates Brian Vinci, Freshwater Institute's director.

October 9, 2019
Sloane Hughes, Funny or Die – Each year, Katmai National Park in Alaska holds a fat beat contest, where bears are photographed in the summer and in the autumn, the before and after photos are compared and posted online by the Katmai Parks social media accounts, and the people vote on who is the best fat bear.

Fat bears can only happen in healthy ecosystems with lots of food and clean water, so to help keep these areas and the environment protected for bears and everything else that lives on this earth (like humans), donate to the National Parks Service or other organizations like The Conservation Fund.

October 4, 2019
David Caleb Mutua and Emily Chasan, Bloomberg – The Conservation Fund, an environmental non-profit, recently raised $150 million through a debut issue of green bonds to fund tree cultivation. It could be a roadmap for other similar deals.

October 2, 2019
Staff Reporter, Albany Herald – The Conservation Fund, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources have announced the permanent protection of more than 7,700 forestland acres in Georgia’s Coastal Plains region. Comprising two properties, the land has been protected with conservation easements and is now part of two new state wildlife management areas providing numerous benefits, including increased public recreational opportunities, protected habitat for the gopher tortoise, longleaf pine restoration and support for local timber-based economies.

September 25, 2019
Holly Kays, Smoky Mountain News – Conservation leaders from across the state and nation gathered in Maggie Valley earlier this month to dedicate a land protection project that’s been in the works for a decade and a half — but is in many ways just beginning. 

September 19, 2019
Jason Blevins, The Colorado Sun – The Conservation Fund and the Eagle Valley Land Trust have partnered in an effort to buy the Sweetwater Lake property from a Denver investment group and deed it to the White River National Forest, which has long pined for the water-rich private parcel surrounded by public lands.

September 3, 2019
Sarah M. Wojcik, The Morning Call – The residents of Cherry Valley and any visitor or conservationist who’s experienced the land firsthand knows it’s a special place. The conservation acquisition of more than 4,300 acres of the land means it will remain that way for generations to come.

“There were lots of points where the path forward seemed tremendously difficult,” said Kyle Shenk, the Pennsylvania state director for The Conservation Fund. “But the commitment of all those involved made it possible for us to face those obstacles and find solutions.”

August 26, 2019
Daniel Carson, Fremont News Messenger – Ohio's Put-in-Bay Township Park District and The Conservation Fund have teamed up for the acquisition of 4.4 acres of migratory bird habitat to add to a growing Middle Bass Island Wetland Forest Preserve across the Lake Erie Islands.