Type of Place

Wild Havens


From grizzly bears to songbirds, animals need wild havens where they can safely eat, rest, migrate or live. We rely on these landscapes, too. Wild havens offer us an escape into the outdoors. The projects below represent some of the natural areas we’re working to protect. 

Projects

A Bright Future for Rocky Fork

A Bright Future for Rocky Fork

The nearly 10,000-acre Rocky Fork property lies within Cherokee National Forest in Tennessee and abuts the Pisgah National Forest...
A Bright Future for the Desert Tortoise

A Bright Future for the Desert Tortoise

If you’ve never seen a desert tortoise, you’re not alone. This extremely elusive creature spends 95 percent of its...
A Simply Natural Approach to Dairy

A Simply Natural Approach to Dairy

Simply Natural Creamery and Dairy Farm is a testament to Neil Moye’s willingness to innovate and diversify beyond tobacco...
Adirondack Park

Adirondack Park

Encompassing one-third of the total land area of New York State, Adirondack Park is a unique collection of public...
Admiralty Island National Monument

Admiralty Island National Monument

Located in Tongass National Forest, Admiralty Island National Monument encompasses the majestic landscapes emblematic of Alaska. Here, the remote,...
Alaska

Alaska's Cold, Wild Kenai River

Alaska’s wild salmon are a natural and economic wonder. One of the areas where their amazing journey from spawning...
An Emerald Necklace for Los Angeles

An Emerald Necklace for Los Angeles

As one of the nation's largest metropolitan areas, the Los Angeles region should be a recognized leader in park...
Anacostia River Water Trail Guide

Anacostia River Water Trail Guide

America’s earliest history meets the modern-day challenges of river restoration and watershed conservation along the Anacostia River, which flows...
Androscoggin Valley Conservation Initiative

Androscoggin Valley Conservation Initiative

The Fund has been working for nearly a decade in the Androscoggin Valley, conserving river frontage, wildlife corridors and historic lands. Our...
Appalachian Trail, Vermont

Appalachian Trail, Vermont

The Fund helped the National Park Service acquire more than 600 acres near the Killington Section of the Appalachian...
Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area

Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area

Located in DeKalb County, just 20 minutes from downtown Atlanta, Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area is widely valued for...
Ashley River Historic District / Middleton Place Woodlands

Ashley River Historic District / Middleton Place Woodlands

Located in the fastest growing county in South Carolina, the Ashley River historic district is considered one of the...
Assessing Green Infrastructure in West Virginia

Assessing Green Infrastructure in West Virginia

Jefferson County, West Virginia, confronts haphazard growth that disrupt normal ecosystem functions and community vitality. The continued protection of the...
Atlanta Green Space Assessment

Atlanta Green Space Assessment

In 2005, the City of Atlanta was losing 500 acres of open space each week to development. Historically, the...
Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge

The Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge covers roughly 9,000 acres of barrier island beaches and dunes, shrub-scrub, woodlands, farmlands...
Bailey Mountain Bike Park

Bailey Mountain Bike Park

Parents today continue to search for an answer to the question: How can I get my kid to spend...
Bair Ranch

Bair Ranch

The Conservation Fund is committed to working with ranching families to protect the rugged expanses that support rural economies,...
Balancing Nature and Commerce in the New River Gorge Region

Balancing Nature and Commerce in the New River Gorge Region

In October 2010, the Fund’s Conservation Leadership Network brought together local business leaders, elected officials and public land managers...
Balancing Nature And Commerce In Unicoi County

Balancing Nature And Commerce In Unicoi County

Known as “The Valley Beautiful,” this rural Appalachian community is prime for development, but it is also home to...
Beauty Mountain Wilderness Area

Beauty Mountain Wilderness Area

Beauty Mountain Wilderness Area truly lives up to its name, with its dramatic rock formations and its namesake—the 5,500-foot...
Behold! The Prairie Chicken

Behold! The Prairie Chicken

Best known for its mating “dance” where the male stomps his feet and lets out a “booming” sound from...
Belfast Wildlife Management Area

Belfast Wildlife Management Area

We know that for conservation solutions to truly last they need to benefit the surrounding communities. After a two-year...
Ben Delatour Scout Ranch

Ben Delatour Scout Ranch

At the Fund, we believe one of the best reasons to conserve land is to give people access to the outdoors.  In...
Big River And Salmon Creek Forests

Big River And Salmon Creek Forests

Although Northern California’s coastal forests have long supported abundant wildlife and a thriving economy—nearly 40 percent of the value...
Big Rivers Wildlife Management Area and State Forest

Big Rivers Wildlife Management Area and State Forest

At the confluence of the Ohio and Tradewater Rivers in Union County along Kentucky’s border with Illinois, is the...
Big Thicket National Preserve

Big Thicket National Preserve

Renowned as the “biological crossroads of North America,” Big Thicket in east Texas is a remarkable mix of southeastern...
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

A rugged landscape that attracts hikers and campers who like a challenge, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park...
Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge is often referred to as the “Everglades of the North.” Located in the Chesapeake Bay region,...
Blair

Blair's Wharf

Completing The James River National Wildlife Refuge For more than 25 years, the Fund has worked with partners to fulfill their conservation...
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...