Press Releases

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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April 22, 2021

The City of Boulder recently completed a conservation easement acquisition that will preserve the open space, agricultural and community uses of the Long’s Gardens property in north Boulder.

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April 21, 2021
Photo credit: PeopleImages

A message from The Conservation Fund

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April 7, 2021

Property visible from the iconic Appalachian Trail was threatened with loss of critical habitat before partners found a conservation solution.

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April 6, 2021

A 15-year conservation effort on the Delaware Bay secures an essential stopover for migrating birds, including the federally-listed threatened Red Knot.

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March 17, 2021

The Alaska Federation of Natives recently endorsed the restoration of the Eklutna River near Anchorage, Alaska. AFN, the largest Native organization in Alaska, passed a resolution at their annual gathering calling for a free-flowing Eklutna River to support the recovery of Pacific salmon and benefit Dena’ina Athabaskans from the Native Village of Eklutna.

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