To save some of America’s best forests before they become shopping malls, vineyards or subdivisions, we deploy our Working Forest Fund, a dedicated source of capital. Our goal is to purchase and manage key forests as working land that’s sustainably harvested, providing timber revenue, jobs, clean water and wildlife habitat at the same time.

In 2011, we tapped the Working Forest Fund to purchase a 7,000-acre property in eastern Texas known as Bobcat Ridge, which includes 11 miles of the Neches River. We hope to add part of this land to the Neches River National Wildlife Refuge and protect the rest through voluntary conservation agreements with buyers.

Sustainable Forestry? How Does It Work?

Protecting and maintaining working forests, and the communities that depend on them, remains one of the Fund's top conservation priorities. Watch the video to learn why.



Why Do Forests Matter?

At The Conservation Fund, we believe that well-managed forests can be both economically viable and ecologically sustainable, but like all other necessary parts of our national infrastructure, they need to be invested in and maintained. That's why, since 1985, we've protected more than a million forest acres across America. Protecting and maintaining working forests, and the communities that depend on them, remains one of our top conservation priorities.



Learn More

We launched our New Forest Fund in 2009. Find out more about this conservation tool and how is it different from other types of financing.
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