The Conservation Fund in the News

January 5, 2021
Brian Vinci, IntraFish — Brian Vinci is director of The Conservation Fund's Freshwater Institute, one of the world's leading research institutions on recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) and land-based salmon farming in particular.

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December 30, 2020
Josh Green, Atlanta Magazine — The forgotten forest long known as Lake Charlotte Nature Preserve stands to become one of Atlanta’s largest public parks, an archaeological treasure trove, and a model for urban forestland preservation.

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December 24, 2020
WBDJ 7, The Associated Press — A land acquisition in Gloucester County has brought Virginia one step closer to opening its 40th state park. The Conservation Fund transferred 643 acres known as Timberneck Farm to the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation.

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December 23, 2020
CBS 19, The Associated Press — A coalition of conservation groups has purchased nearly 600 acres of land in Virginia intended to protect the scenic vistas from one of the most popular spots on the Appalachian Trail.

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December 20, 2020
The Associated Press — A south Alabama battlefield where thousands of U.S. Colored Troops helped defeat Confederate forces in the final days of the Civil War is being protected, preservation groups announced.

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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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