The Conservation Fund in the News

July 13, 2017
Kie Relyea, The Bellingham Herald, 13 Juy 2017 – The Whatcom Land Trust and some partners have bought 11-1/2 acres off Drayton Harbor Road to help restore the habitat that is part of an estuary there and to improve public access to the shoreline.

The purchase price was $405,000 for what’s being called the California Creek Estuary property in Blaine.

June 15, 2017
Jena Thompson Meredith, Huffington Post, 15 June 2017 – The private sector—and corporate America in particular—has led the charge on an array of sustainability issues, climate change most prominently, for years. Many are now stepping up to address one of the most urgent challenges today: the loss of America’s invaluable working forests.

June 9, 2017
Suzanna Caldwell, Alaska Dispatch News, 9 June 2017 – A long-orphaned dam on the Eklutna River is getting demolished after sitting unused for over 60 years.

But there will be no explosives bringing the dam down, nor will there be any wrecking ball smashing the 70-foot-tall concrete structure apart, despite the on-site presence of the state's largest crane.

May 25, 2017
David Figura,, 25 May 2017 – Governor Andrew Cuomo said it was all about "improving access" for outdoors sports enthusiasts along and near the Salmon River in Oswego County.

When that access is improved, an uptick in the local economy due to increased fishing and other outdoors activities is sure to follow, he said

May 24, 2017
Kyle Perrotti, The Mountaineer, 24 May 2017 – Canton’s first brewery is less than a month away from opening its doors to the public, but some lucky people got a sneak peak Thursday night, as BearWaters hosted a small celebration to toast its loan from the Natural Capital Investment Fund (NCIF).

May 21, 2017
Tom Walker, Aquaculture North America, 15 May 2017 – The first commercial scale indoor Atlantic salmon RAS facility in the US is up and running in Northfield, Wisconsin. 

“Our initial cohort of year-old Atlantics are moving through the system,” says Superior Fresh COO Brandon Gottsacker.  “We expect to harvest them in the second quarter of 2018 at a target weight of 4-5 kilograms.” 

May 14, 2017
Kim Briggeman, Missoulian, 14 May 2017 –  Once again, Travelers’ Rest owes a note of gratitude to Hugh McNeal and Silas Goodrich for a dose of national recognition.

The two privates suffered from sexual dalliances on the Pacific Coast when the Lewis and Clark expedition returned to the Bitterroot Valley in 1806.

April 22, 2017
Shannon Tompkins, Houston Chronicle, 22 April 2017 – Texas holds no other place like Willow Slough Marsh.

The property is the largest remaining example of the richest, most productive wetland system on the planet and the crucial centerpiece of a now rare, intact and stunningly diverse matrix of coastal uplands, grasslands and wetlands on which scores of avian, terrestrial and aquatic wildlife depend.