The Conservation Fund in the News

May 27, 2021
Brian Vinci, IntraFish — Entrepreneurs, risk-takers, tech developers and others have been pushing forward recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) for decades, and they know the challenges that lie ahead. Brian Vinci, director of The Conservation Fund's Freshwater Institute, discusses more.

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May 20, 2021
Jon Hurdle, Delaware Public Media — A public-private partnership to help ensure migrating shorebirds have a permanently protected place to rest and feed along the First State coast is nearing the finish line. A recently completed transfer of land at Mispillion Harbor is the final major piece of the process.

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May 20, 2021
Frank Kummer, The Philadelphia Inquirer — The Conservation Fund announced Thursday that it has donated 254 acres near Brandywine Creek in Delaware County to First State National Historical Park on the Delaware-Pennsylvania border in a landscape of rolling hills, meadows, and wetlands captured and made famous in paintings by Andrew Wyeth.

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May 20, 2021
Ellis Juhlin, Utah Public Radio — When Camp Williams was built, it was bordered by open land. Today it is located near some of Utah’s fastest growing communities, and much of the open land around it is being developed. The Conservation Fund is a group working with Camp Williams and other organizations in the state to address this encroachment, mainly through the purchasing of conservation easements.

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May 13, 2021
Cecilia Wood, Bama Buzz — Since 1985, The Conservation Fund has saved 25,289 acres of land in Alabama. The Fund is responsible for preserving trails, forests, monuments and rivers, all with the goal of providing more access to nature and strengthening local economies. Check out 7 of The Fund’s most important projects in Alabama that have had a major impact on the state.

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May 12, 2021
Mike Koshmrl, Jackson Hole News & Guide — Matt Kauffman was at a conference talking over coffee with fellow ecologists when he got to thinking that the challenges facing Wyoming’s migratory deer, elk and pronghorn are shared by wildlife around the world.

“We realized that a lot of the same things we were trying to address by mapping migrations in Wyoming were applicable globally.” - Matt Kauffman

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May 8, 2021
Mike Jordan and Salomé Gómez-Upegui, The Guardian — There are more than 70 ‘food forests’ in the U.S. as part of a growing movement to tackle food insecurity and promote urban agriculture. America’s biggest food forest is just a short drive from the world’s busiest airport in Atlanta, but there is a relative calm as you wander through the gravel paths that weave through its fertile 7.1 acres.

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May 7, 2021
Decatur, GA — The Global Growers Network this week announced the purchase of a 23-acre property in Rockdale County, Ga.

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