The Conservation Fund in the News

November 19, 2020
Jennifer Bjorhus, Star Tribune — The Conservation Fund has bought more than 70,000 acres of Minnesota forestland from the Potlatch lumber company in one of the largest conservation efforts in the state’s recent history.

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November 1, 2020
Eric Siegel, High Country News — For generations, elk and mule deer in the remote South San Juan Mountains along the Colorado-New Mexico border have migrated from summer’s alpine meadows down to the grassy lowlands where they spend their winters. Most of the higher portion of this major migration corridor lies on U.S. Forest Service lands but the ungulates’ path also cuts directly through some of the largest privately owned properties in the region. If those parcels were sold and developed, their loss would cut off the seasonal wildlife flow.

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October 28, 2020
Caitlin Tan, West Virginia Public Radio — The West Virginia Women’s Business Center is launching in Charleston with a satellite office in Fairmont. The goal is to support women and people of color entrepreneurs across the state providing resources and connections to either start or grow a business.

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October 9, 2020
Yu-Ting Lo, Value Walk — Changes in climate have resulted in drier and warmer conditions, inducing vegetation to dry out and become flammable fuels when temperature rises, which increases wildfire risk. Hence, the importance of financing climate action and sustainable forest management are intertwined. In particular, green bonds that invest in forestry assets are an emerging fixed income product that provides investors with options with receiving steady return and green premiums.

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October 9, 2020
John Meyers, Duluth News Tribune — In one of the largest land conservation efforts ever in the state, a major sale of northern Minnesota forested land is nearly complete that will see 72,000 acres permanently preserved and critical wildlife habitat made off-limits to development yet open to logging and public recreation.

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October 9, 2020
Mari-Len De Guzman, Hatchery International — Thirty-four-year-old Curtis Crouse is the assistant aquaculture production manager at The Conservation Fund’s Freshwater Institute in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Learn more about Curtis, his role as a hands-on RAS expert, and why he's a Top 10 Under 40.

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September 30, 2020
Jerry Painter, Post Register — Congress’ recently passed Land and Water Conservation Fund is already providing benefits for eastern Idaho with a recent land acquisition. A large private inholding surrounded by public land in the Big Hole Mountains near Pack Saddle Lake has been acquired by the Caribou-Targhee National Forest.

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September 29, 2020
Jacob Resneck, Alaska Public Media — A tribe in Southeast Alaska has won permanent protection for the site of an historic Tlingit village whose descendants claim centuries old ties to Glacier Bay. Complex negotiation secured 150 acres that had been eyed by commercial developers.

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