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.

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?

September 28, 2018
Ramsey Nix, Atlanta Magazine –  Lush greenery softens the edges of Atlanta when viewing the city from a plane, from the upper floors of its many new high-rises, and even on the big screen in the many films for which Atlanta serves as the backdrop. On the ground, the reality of Atlanta’s unbounded development comes sharply into focus. 

September 27, 2018
Greta Moran and Paola Rosa-Aquino, Grist –  As the country watched floodwaters rise across the Carolinas in the wake of Hurricane Florence this month, Puerto Ricans were still reeling from a storm that tore through the island a year ago.