Type of Place

Working Lands


Did you know that an estimated 40% of America’s land is used for agriculture? Or that forests cover roughly a third of the country? We need “working” lands like these for food, jobs and more. We support ranchers, farmers, foresters and entrepreneurs who operate, or use, working lands sustainably. By doing so, we improve local economies, conserve landscapes and maintain generations of tradition.  

Projects

Adirondack Park

Adirondack Park

Encompassing one-third of the total land area of New York State, Adirondack Park is a unique collection of public...
Bair Ranch

Bair Ranch

The Conservation Fund is committed to working with ranching families to protect the rugged expanses that support rural economies,...
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...
Brule-St. Croix Legacy Forest

Brule-St. Croix Legacy Forest

Working forests define the northern Wisconsin landscape, providing timber for the state’s mills, jobs for local residents, tax revenues...
Brunswick Forest

Brunswick Forest

The beauty of North Carolina’s beaches and the charm of its small coastal towns beckon travelers from across the...
Buckeye Forest

Buckeye Forest

More than a decade ago, the Fund set out to reassemble what was once a single forested property stretching...
Budd Ranches, Inc.

Budd Ranches, Inc.

The Fund helped with the conservation and expansion of one of the oldest operating ranches held by one family...
Camden Farm

Camden Farm

For the past 300 years, seven generations of the Pratt family have lived at Camden Farm on the banks...
Carney Ranch (CRC Ranch)

Carney Ranch (CRC Ranch)

Carney Ranch forms the most important piece of the Path of the Pronghorn’s “Funnel Bottleneck” for pronghorn antelope migrating...
Circle R Ranch

Circle R Ranch

Scenic ranches along the West’s great rivers rarely come onto the market—and even more rarely become publicly owned. The...
Coastal Headwaters Forest Longleaf Conservation and Restoration

Coastal Headwaters Forest Longleaf Conservation and Restoration

Longleaf pine once covered 90 million acres from southeastern Virginia to Florida, and west through Louisiana to east Texas.  Today,...
Connecticut River Valley

Connecticut River Valley

With some of the best farmland anywhere and historic properties throughout the region, the Connecticut River Valley is a...
Cottonwood Ranches

Cottonwood Ranches

In west central Wyoming, the 75,000-acre Cottonwood Ranches owned by cattle rancher Freddie Botur have sustained his family’s way...
Downeast Maine

Downeast Maine

Downeast Maine has a one-of-a-kind beauty, with pristine forests, clean waters, and crisp air. However, sales of significant forest...
East Fork Headwaters

East Fork Headwaters

Situated on the North and South Carolina border, near or adjacent to more than 100,000 acres of existing conservation...
Farm and Wilderness Camp, Vermont

Farm and Wilderness Camp, Vermont

The Fund helped protect more than 440 acres of private forests, ridgeline and vista near the village of Plymouth,...
Farmer Curtis Earns More Per Acre

Farmer Curtis Earns More Per Acre

Curtis Branch grows wheat, soybeans and corn on his Murfreesboro, North Carolina farm, a 240-acre property that has been in...
Forestland Around Fort Stewart in Georgia

Forestland Around Fort Stewart in Georgia

At more than 279,000 acres, Fort Stewart is the largest Army installation east of the Mississippi River. The Army Compatlible Use...
Four State Forest

Four State Forest

The Northern Forest rises from the Tug Hill Plateau in central New York and stretches across Vermont, New Hampshire,...
Franklin Land Trust, Massachusetts

Franklin Land Trust, Massachusetts

Rich Hubbard’s phone rings often. As director of the Franklin Land Trust in western Massachusetts, Hubbard fields multiple calls...
Garcia River Forest

Garcia River Forest

Some of America’s favorite forests are the redwoods along California’s north coast, known for its raw beauty and rich...
Gilchrist State Forest

Gilchrist State Forest

In Klamath County, Oregon, about 45 miles south of the town of Bend, a former timber company town and...
Gooseberry Creek Conservation Project

Gooseberry Creek Conservation Project

The Gooseberry Creek Conservation Project is among the first large-scale, watershed-based voluntary conservation initiatives in Wyoming and the Greater...
Green Infrastructure Plan for Central Indiana

Green Infrastructure Plan for Central Indiana

Central Indiana is the crossroads of America. Good soils for farming, mature forests and clear running rivers and streams...
Green Infrastructure Plan for Maryland

Green Infrastructure Plan for Maryland's Eastern Shore

Along Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Cecil County is primarily rural but also smack in the middle of a major metropolitan...
Greening the Crossroads: Central Indiana

Greening the Crossroads: Central Indiana

Good green infrastructure planning can have a major impact on the quality of life for residents of a region. ...
Greenland Ranch

Greenland Ranch

The oldest operating cattle ranch along Colorado's Front Range is also one of the state’s biggest conservation success stories. The...
Gualala River Forest

Gualala River Forest

Next door to our Garcia River Forest, the 14,000-acre Gualala River Forest shares its remarkable canopy of redwoods and...
Headwaters of the San Juan & Navajo Rivers

Headwaters of the San Juan & Navajo Rivers

The Fund is committed to working with ranching families to protect their lands and help save their unique American...