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We’ve demonstrated our passion for the American landscape by protecting more than seven million acres across all 50 states. Whether we’re linking a forest back together in California or planning for walkable parks and greenspace in some of America’s largest cities, no problem is too complicated, no project too big.
At The Conservation Fund, we realize the value of nature, and we’re motivated by the bounty it has to offer. If we lose these precious lands, we lose more than trees and streams. We lose the character of communities; we lose the jobs that depend on them; we lose the wildlife that requires them. That’s why we are protecting special places that wildlife need for shelter, food and safe migration, along with places that people need, too—parks to play, trails to hike, historic sites to learn and more.
A hallmark of our work is our deep, unwavering understanding that for conservation solutions to last, they need to balance both economic and environmental goals. We invest in green entrepreneurs and small businesses, like the Stacy Family Farm, to help them expand their operations. We empower rural communities, like in North Carolina where we’re working with over 300 grassroots organizations to preserve unique landscapes while lifting people out of poverty. We look for innovative solutions to freshwater challenges, like our work at the Freshwater Institute that’s helping to meet the nation’s growing seafood demand by finding sustainable and cost-effective ways to grow fish.
We know that people need green space to unwind, unplug, and reconnect with nature. We’re working with communities across the country—towns, cities, even states—to plan for growth thoughtfully and to ensure there are plenty of places for you and your family to spend quality time outdoors.