The Conservation Fund in the News

February 6, 2019
Brandon Champion, Michigan Live – The U.S. Forest Service acquired the 11.25 acres of shoreline habitat in December from The Conservation Fund. It will become part of the Hiawatha National Forest Research Natural Area in the Upper Peninsula.

January 24, 2019
Park Baker, The Transylvania Times – The Conservation Fund has conveyed 778.5 acres owned by the Pickelsimer estate to the state of North Carolina, with the property becoming part of DuPont State Recreational Forest, likely in 2020, according to officials.

January 3, 2019
Tyler Carter, – Land has been secured in Jackson County after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the largest marine oil spill in U.S. history caused significant damage to the ecosystem along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. According to The Conservation Fund, the project will expand the permanent protection of critical ecosystems along the Mississippi Gulf Coast, helping to partially restore injuries caused by the oil spill.

November 29, 2018
Melissa Nelson Gabriel, Pensacola News Journal –  A special easement will ensure nearly six square miles of forested land in central Santa Rosa County remains free from development in perpetuity. 

October 31, 2018
Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS). Photo by Scott Tsukuda
Media Statement by Brian Vinci, Director, Freshwater Institute

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October 16, 2018
Katie Park, Philadelphia Inquirer –  The treads of his shoes dig small ruts into the dirt and mud. Sweat starts to collect on the lower half of his back, bleeding through a sky-blue shirt crisscrossed with red lines. Blaine Phillips smiles broadly. 

October 15, 2018
Virginia Gewin, Civil Eats –  For the last 15 years, Justin Knopf has opted out of tilling the soil on his farm. More recently, his family’s operation—4,500 acres where he farms wheat, corn, soybeans, and sorghum with his dad and his brother in Central Kansas—has also incorporated cover crops, most often mixes including triticale and canola or millet, radishes, flax and sunflowers. 

October 13, 2018
Karen Chávez, Asheville Citizen Times –  Picture this, Western North Carolina: The image of Mount Mitchell or Looking Glass Falls, or the best mountain biking trail in Pisgah, with the words “Made in WNC,” denoting the outdoor jacket, hiking shorts, bike, backpack or gear that everybody wants to have?