Our Success Stories

We work with community, government, and corporate leaders to collaboratively forge conservation solutions. Learn more about how our approach has inspired on-the-ground change across America: 

  • Striving for Thriving: Balancing Nature and Commerce in Transylvania County

    Tucked among the rolling hills and waterfalls of Pisgah National Forest, Dupont State Forest, and many other recreational destinations, Transylvania County offers amenities that keep any visitor or resident entertained. The Conservation Fund’s Conservation Leadership Network (CLN) was invited to… Read More

  • Conservation Banking On The Rise In Texas


    Conservation banking is experiencing unprecedented interest and demand across the country. A mitigation technique first popularized in California and Florida, Conservation (or species) banking is now taking hold in other parts of the country, especially Texas. In 2012, The Conservation… Read More

  • Balancing Nature And Commerce In The New River Gorge Region

    New River Gorge

    In October 2010, the Fund’s Conservation Leadership Network brought together local business leaders, elected officials and public land managers for a three-day workshop to discuss changes that are coming to West Virginia’s New River Gorge region.  As the new host… Read More

  • Gateway Community Initiative In Michigan: Waterloo Recreation Area

    main street in Chelsea, Michigan

    Waterloo Recreation Area in Michigan is a little-known treasure. About a one-hour drive from Ann Arbor, this 20,000-acre park is the largest in the lower peninsula and shares a 36-mile hiking trail with the Pinckney State Recreation Area. Yet there wasn’t… Read More

  • Balancing Nature And Commerce In Unicoi County

    View from Roy's Rock, Rocky Fork Tennessee

    Known as “The Valley Beautiful,” this rural Appalachian community is prime for development, but it is also home to great natural beauty—making decisions about land use difficult. While helping to conserve one popular destination, Rocky Fork, our Conservation Leadership Network® (CLN) provided training… Read More

  • Using Strategic Conservation To Address Pipeline Impacts

    The Conservation Fund NiSource Mitigation Plan Summary cover photo

    NiSource Inc. (NiSource), a Fortune 500 natural gas transmission and storage company, operates a 15,500 linear mile network of natural gas pipelines through 14 states. These pipelines extend from the Gulf of Mexico to New York and from the Atlantic… Read More

  • Two Nations, One Region: The Heart Of The Continent

    Lake at Quetico Provincial Park

    The Heart of the Continent represents more than the geographical center of the North American continent. Made up of public lands such as Quetico Provincial Park, Superior National Forest, and Voyageurs National Park, the area is also 5.5 million acres… Read More

  • Blue Ridge Parkway

    Blue Ridge Parkway

    As one of the most visited units of the National Park Service (NPS), the Blue Ridge Parkway welcomes more than 17 million visitors each year. Travelers enjoy the parkway’s nearly 470 miles of twists and turns through the mountain landscape connecting… Read More