The Conservation Fund in the News

May 4, 2020
Guy Kovner, The Press Democrat — Old-growth redwood forests store more carbon — up to 890 metric tons per acre — than any other forest type in the world. Young, fast-growing trees are “a carbon sponge, they soak it up,” said Chris Kelly, The Conservation Fund’s California project director.

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April 30, 2020
Heather Clancy, GreenBiz — Apple’s approach to sustainable forest management is multifaceted, but it also includes a pledge to protect enough working forest acreage to offset the virgin paper footprint related primarily to its product packaging. That includes a relationship with The Conversation Fund, a nonprofit that uses innovative financing programs to acquire working forestland being developed according to specific economic and environmental goals. 

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April 28, 2020
Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News — The tradition of farming, ranching and sport shooting will continue in perpetuity in a swath of roughly 400 acres of land adjacent to the Army National Guard’s training site at Camp Williams, helping to ensure military readiness exercises won’t come in conflict with encroaching development.

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April 22, 2020
Nedra Rhone, Atlanta Journal-Constitution — The Atlanta City Council has approved the acquisition of a 216-acre nature preserve in southeast Atlanta. The property includes one of the largest old-growth forests in Atlanta among its more than 60,000 trees.

In partnership with the city, The Conservation Fund designated the property as a high priority as they worked to identify land that would increase the city’s tree canopy.

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April 22, 2020
Megan Vollstedt, Successful Farming — Leading Harvest, a new nonprofit organization, resolves a stubborn barrier to sustainability with a universal standard that can be applied across all crops and geographies while addressing a uniquely broad spectrum of societal interests. 

“We’re at a pivotal moment for agriculture in America where farmers and people who manage land are being asked to step up in a way that they haven’t before, and yet there hasn’t been a universal standard.” - Larry Selzer, The Conservation Fund president and CEO, and Leading Harvest board member.

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April 3, 2020
Scott Merzbach, Daily Hampshire Gazette — A Food Bank Farm to provide organic produce to area households at risk of hunger, and to children in high-poverty school districts, will begin operations this year on land in North Hadley, Massachusetts preserved by Kestrel Land Trust.

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April 1, 2020
Shitiz Chaudhary, GreenBiz While renewables and low carbon buildings and transport dominate, conservation organizations are also using second-party options, such as The Conservation Fund in its recent issuance focusing on land conservation and working forest protection.

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March 29, 2020
Megan Michelson, Outside Magazine – Check out Google Trekker from The Conservation Fund; staffers hiked through over a dozen protected destinations—like Lewis and Clark National Historical Park in Oregon and DuPont State Recreational Forest in North Carolina—and used Google Maps video technology to capture their wanderings. 

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