The Conservation Fund in the News

July 28, 2020
Emily Hayes, The Durango Herald — For 30 years, Tom Macy has been working to preserve a 65,000-acre swath of land in the Navajo River Watershed of Southwest Colorado. As the Western representative for The Conservation Fund he has worked on many other projects in the country’s most scenic states.

But this landscape rose above the rest. And last week, the last portion of land was preserved under a perpetual conservation easement.

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July 21, 2020
Frank Kummer, The Philadelphia Inquirer — Blaine Phillips at The Conservation Fund said it was a “once-in-a-lifetime shot” to be able to purchase land connected to so many other thousands of acres of already protected land.

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July 9, 2020
Perry Backus, Ravalli Republic — The Bitter Root Land Trust officially turned 70 acres of parkland that forever protects 1.5 miles of critical river corridor habitat to the City of Hamilton, Montana thanks to a huge leap of faith and bridge financing from The Conservation Fund.

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July 3, 2020
Lynnette Nicholas, Reader's Digest — You probably know the story of Harriet Tubman: She is considered a national hero who led more than 70 enslaved people to freedom on the Underground Railroad after escaping slavery herself. At this historic park, which was designated as a landmark by President Barack Obama in 2013, you can see the marshlands and natural terrain that she once navigated.

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July 3, 2020
Editorial Staff, Brainerd Dispatch — The Conservation Fund helped Minnesota's city of Baxter and Sylvan Township acquire a total of 718 acres within the Camp Ripley Army Compatible Use Buffer priority area, which is a component of the larger Sentinel Landscape: a roughly 805,000-acre boundary around the installation deemed high priority for protection.

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June 24, 2020
Jeff Kart, Forbes — There are still some places on Earth where the water is so clean, you can drink it unfiltered. Those places should probably be preserved from development, right? The Conservation Fund thinks so and recently acquired more than 15,000 acres of pine forestland in Western Maine.

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June 24, 2020
Allegra Wrocklage, GreenBiz — Conservation finance, by definition, involves risk. Land trust staff who practice conservation finance are well aware of its challenges, as well as its opportunities to generate new income streams that support land conservation projects or general operations. 

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May 26, 2020
Sarah Lasko, Atlas Obscura — Rising seas are claiming land, changing lives, and transforming our relationship with nature. At Maryland's Blackwater River National Wildlife Refuge,  that means accepting that the marsh is migrating and taking actions to ease its path, and maintaining habitats for the fish and birds and plants and other wildlife within its bounds.

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