The Conservation Fund in the News

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.

March 31, 2017
Carle Nolte, San Francisco Chronicle, 31 March 2017 – At high tide late Saturday afternoon in Sausalito, a group of people who love wooden ships and salt water will launch a dream.

It is the Matthew Turner, a 100-foot-long tall ship built from scratch by 1,000 volunteers in a tent on the Sausalito waterfront, two blocks south of the town’s only supermarket. The Matthew Turner, named for a noted Bay Area shipbuilder, is the first wooden sailing vessel built in Northern California in more than 85 years.

March 28, 2017
Carlee Lammers, Charleston Gazette-Mail, 28 March 2017 – A long, gravel driveway twists past a quaint farmhouse and leads to a more nondescript building just off the winding back roads of this Jefferson County city.

While it might not look like much from the outside, inside the building sits a research lab — the heart of Freshwater Institute, an internationally recognized program of the Conservation Fund.

March 20, 2017
David Cobb, Times Free Press, 20 March 2017 – A team of conservationists bent on turning Denny Cove into a publicly accessible rock climbing destination encountered plenty of obstacles on the route.

But they stayed in the harness, eyes fixed on a day like Friday.

Dozens of nonprofit leaders, climbing advocates, state park officials and community leaders gathered deep in the woods of Marion County on Friday afternoon to commemorate the state's acquisition of the pristine 685-acre tract.