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BY THE NUMBERS: With a nationwide team of real estate and conservation specialists, The Conservation Fund has provided critical mitigation solutions for energy and infrastructure projects, including electric transmission, oil and natural gas, wind, solar, hydropower and transportation.
We have completed more than 350 projects in more than 30 states representing more than 355,000 acres conserved and over $277 million in successfully completed mitigation solutions.

Our people-focused, business-minded approach has enduring impact and multiple benefits. We’re more ecologically and community oriented than our for-profit “business” competitors, and more economically focused than our “conservation” competitors. We are positioned perfectly to occupy the space in between – helping people understand that it’s possible to unite their economic and environmental priorities and achieve results that benefit both.

Using a variety of transactions and continually reinvesting our funds into new conservation projects once others are finished, we’ve helped permanently preserve more than 8 million acres of land in all 50 states.

 

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From small urban parks to hundred-thousand-acre national parks, we’ve conserved over 8.5 million acres of land across America, providing open space and wildlife habitat and playing a significant role in mitigating climate change. Conserving biological diversity in our natural ecosystems will improve ecological health and aid wildlife adaptation to changing environmental conditions. Connecting conserved land and creating wildlife migration corridors also will allow wildlife to access preferred habitat and maintain genetic diversity. Land conservation also can help offset or reduce other impacts of climate change, such as flooding, wildfire, and food and water security.



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“Since 2007, our partnership with U-Haul has served as a model for corporate social responsibility programs aimed at engaging customers and inspiring employees, and it’s rooted in a continued commitment by U-Haul and its customers to conservation and community.”

—Jena Thompson Meredith, Vice President, Business Partnerships


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BY THE NUMBERS:
BY THE NUMBERS: With a nationwide team of real estate and conservation specialists, The Conservation Fund has provided critical mitigation solutions for energy and infrastructure projects, including electric transmission, oil and natural gas, wind, solar, hydropower and transportation.
We have completed more than 350 projects in more than 30 states representing more than 355,000 acres conserved and over $277 million in successfully completed mitigation solutions.

Infrastructure improvements are underway throughout America, and we recognize that balancing economic development with sound environmental practices is essential for America’s prosperity. Our mitigation solutions achieve important conservation results by protecting high-priority wildlife habitat, clean water, and recreation areas

We act as a partner, working with project developers, agency partners and conservationists to create plans that mitigate for unavoidable impacts on our natural, historical and cultural resources. We work at the site level, as well as at landscape scale, offering comprehensive, credible and highly efficient services to develop compensatory and voluntary mitigation packages. With keen understanding of business needs, deep legal expertise, extensive knowledge of conservation opportunities, and unmatched agency credibility, we deliver timely solutions to our partners. Ultimately, conservation guides everything we do.

 


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Infrastructure improvements are underway throughout America, and we recognize that balancing economic development with sound environmental practices is essential for America’s prosperity. Our mitigation solutions achieve important conservation results by protecting high-priority wildlife habitat, clean water, and recreation areas.

 

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From small urban parks to hundred-thousand-acre national parks, we’ve conserved over 8.5 million acres of land across America, providing open space and wildlife habitat and playing a significant role in mitigating climate change. Conserving biological diversity in our natural ecosystems will improve ecological health and aid wildlife adaptation to changing environmental conditions. Connecting conserved land and creating wildlife migration corridors also will allow wildlife to access preferred habitat and maintain genetic diversity. Land conservation also can help offset or reduce other impacts of climate change, such as flooding, wildfire, and food and water security.

From small urban parks to hundred-thousand-acre national parks, we’ve conserved over 8.5 million acres of land across America, providing open space and wildlife habitat and playing a significant role in mitigating climate change. Conserving biological diversity in our natural ecosystems will improve ecological health and aid wildlife adaptation to changing environmental conditions. Connecting conserved land and creating wildlife migration corridors also will allow wildlife to access preferred habitat and maintain genetic diversity. Land conservation also can help offset or reduce other impacts of climate change, such as flooding, wildfire, and food and water security.



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Brian Vinci, IntraFish — Let’s be clear, the land-based salmon farming dream is not a disaster in Maine, or anywhere else for that matter. We are in the midst of the development and growth of the land-based salmon farming industry. Growth by fits and starts is to be expected, not criticized.

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Brian Vinci, IntraFish — Let’s be clear, the land-based salmon farming dream is not a disaster in Maine, or anywhere else for that matter. We are in the midst of the development and growth of the land-based salmon farming industry. Growth by fits and starts is to be expected, not criticized.

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February 20, 2023

More commercial-size RAS projects are propping up in Japan. In this episode, we get an inside look at one of the largest projects with Dharma Rajeswaran, chief operations officer at Proximar Seafood. He shares about his long history in salmon farming, from traditional net pens in Norway to recirculating aquaculture in Atlantic Sapphire.

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Working with community leaders, local and state government partners, and private nonprofits, we protected a total of 2,173 acres at Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area. This nearly doubled the size of the county park and created part of a corridor linking the Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve to nearby Panola Mountain State Park. When combined, these two parks constitute one of the largest natural areas in the metropolitan Atlanta region, providing ample opportunity for trail systems, heritage preservation and education, recreation, and ecosystem and wildlife protection.


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The Landscape:
Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area is spread across DeKalb, Henry and Rockdale Counties. Only twenty minutes from the bustling hub of Atlanta, the site is well known for its distinct natural beauty, including wildflowers, streams and granite outcrops. The site bears evidence of 19th century human settlement and 20th century quarrying activities. Protection of this landscape is critically important due to its proximity to Atlanta, which is losing hundreds of acres of green space to development each week.

The Fund’s Role: 
Working with community leaders, local and state government partners, and private nonprofits, we protected a total of 2,173 acres at Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area. This nearly doubled the size of the county park and created part of a corridor linking the Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve to nearby Panola Mountain State Park. When combined, these two parks constitute one of the largest natural areas in the metropolitan Atlanta region, providing ample opportunity for trail systems, heritage preservation and education, recreation, and ecosystem and wildlife protection.

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The Trekker transcends a lot of fields and interests; mapping technology, photography, engineering, physical challenge, adventure and just love for nature.

–Jazmin Varela, Information Manager, Strategic Conservation Planning
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The urgency and pace of conservation can be impeded by a lack of timely funding. Our Conservation Loans program offers flexible financing as well as sustained and expert technical assistance to land trusts and other organizations aiming to protect key properties in their communities, increase access to green and open-space, recover natural habitats, provide conservation education programs, and help people connect with nature. Since our first loan in 1993, we’ve helped our partners achieve their conservation goals, providing more than $235 million in nearly 400 loans to 190 partners. Local conservationists have protected more than 155,000 acres across 40 states—lands valued at more than $450 million—with funds from our continually revolving pool of loan capital. We are a land trust as well as a lender, investing in our shared conservation goals. Contact us today to learn more.