The Conservation Fund in the News

April 19, 2015
Bruce A. Scruton, New Jersey Herald, 19 April 2015 – A block of 550 acres of land was saved from the developer's bulldozers and is now destined to be added to the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area following action by several conservation groups.

April 18, 2015
Advocate Editorial Board, Victoria Advocate, 18 April 2015 – For the past 40 years, the Whooping Crane Recovery Program has been successful in rebuilding the world's only naturally migrating flock that winters in the Crossroads.

April 17, 2015
Andrew Burger, Triple Pundit, 17 April 2015 – Marking a precedent-setting conservation partnership, Apple and the Conservation Fund will purchase two large areas of working forest, the organizations announced on Thursday. The move is expected to conserve “more than 36,000 acres of working forestland in Maine and North Carolina, ensuring these forests stay forests and any timber on the land is harvested sustainably,” the partners said in a joint announcement.

April 11, 2015
Steve Ferris, Uniontown Herald Standard, 11 April 2015  – The Cheat Canyon, eight miles of rugged West Virginia mountains with the Cheat River and the Allegheny Trail running through it, has been permanently conserved.

April 11, 2015
Sophia Bunger,, 11 April 2015 – Local preservation and conservation organizations recently reached an agreement with the owners on a land donation that encompasses a popular climbing crag atop the Cumberland Plateau.

April 8, 2015
Margaret Friedenauer, KHNS-FM, 8 April 2015 – Jones Point is a venerable place in the Chilkat Valley. Over the years it’s been the site of sawmills that have come and gone, picnicking families, and Klukwan canoes landing and launching. Now, the property has new stewards and a new purpose – to be rehabilitated, conserved and enjoyed by the community.

April 1, 2015
Elevation Outdoors Magazine, April 2015 – With bridge financing from our Land Conservation Loans program, the Crested Butte Land Trust purchased and protected the Snodgrass Trail, a singletrack through wildflower meadows and aspen groves enjoyed by mountain bikers.

March 27, 2015
Kellen Short, The Chattanoogan, 27 March 2015 – Grandfather Mountain’s iconic Mile High Swinging Bridge and Grandfather Trail are now among the newest sites available for 360-degree virtual viewing on Google Maps Street View. Through a partnership between Google, The Conservation Fund, Grandfather Mountain State Park and the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation, visitors can now examine every angle of the 228-foot suspension bridge and the rugged hiking path to MacRae Peak with the few clicks of the keyboard.