Press Releases

June 9, 2021

The Conservation Fund announced its purchase of the 1,567-acre Tenino ranch just west of the City of Tenino, Washington—a critical step to establishing the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife’s future Violet Prairie Wildlife Area Unit.

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June 8, 2021

By an overwhelming majority of 90%, shareholders of the Pedro Bay Corporation voted to protect their land for subsistence and cultural use, as well as to benefit fish and wildlife. The vote approves an agreement for The Conservation Fund to purchase three conservation easements on more than 44,000 acres of surface estate land from the Pedro Bay Corporation for $18.3 million. These lands support critical salmon habitat on Iliamna Lake that is essential to the health, vitality and protection of Bristol Bay—the largest wild salmon fishery in the world

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May 27, 2021

The Conservation Fund announced its purchase of 6,154 acres in Long County along the Altamaha River from Rayonier Inc. The future conservation of this sizable, contiguous property called Beards Creek Forest will enhance protection for the state’s largest river and expand habitat restoration efforts in Southeast Georgia.

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May 20, 2021

The Conservation Fund announced the addition of the 254-acre Beaver Valley property along Brandywine Creek to First State National Historical Park. With private fundraising support from Mt. Cuba Center and others, the Fund was able to donate this land to the National Park Service at no cost to the federal government.

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May 18, 2021

TennGreen Land Conservancy and The Conservation Fund announced a critical expansion along the popular Fiery Gizzard Trail in Tennessee's South Cumberland State Park.

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April 28, 2021

The Conservation Fund and its President and CEO Larry Selzer were presented with the Founders’ Award by Leading Harvest, a nonprofit organization committed to increasing adoption of sustainability practices in agriculture

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April 26, 2021
Ann Arbor Greenbelt. By Ivan LaBianca
Media Statement by Larry Selzer, President & CEO, The Conservation Fund

“The Conservation Fund applauds the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service for its innovative approach to private lands conservation via the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). We know that partnerships leverage better results and make conservation work for America. That is why we are honored to be the lead organization on two FY2020-2021 RCPP awards that will advance longstanding conservation goals in Georgia and Utah and serve as a key implementation partner on one RCPP award for the Ann Arbor Greenbelt program in Michigan that will continue to address critical natural resource issues in the Lake Erie Basin."

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April 22, 2021

Volkswagen of America and The Conservation Fund revealed today the first tangible impacts from their community grants for environmental groups in eastern Tennessee. Along with those grants, the partnership also unveiled a new mural in downtown Chattanooga by artist Steffi Lynn that serves as a permanent motivational symbol for embracing the outdoors.

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