ConservationLeadership Network

Collaborative Solutions

By the Numbers:
Over $3.2 million in grants and community services distributed since 1998.

Over 48 partner organizations engaged each year to forge leadership for on-the-ground conservation solutions.

Over 140 communities served each year.

Over 500 U.S. regulators from all U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Districts, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Environmental Protection Agency regional offices have been trained to develop successful conservation and mitigation banking programs. 
We believe communities and corporations can achieve environmental and economic successes when they work together to develop shared knowledge, networks and technical skills. Our Conservation Leadership Network (CLN) is a team of experts that brings diverse constituencies together to achieve common ground.

We deliver action and impact. Our services focus on collaborative problem-solving—bringing people together to facilitate results such as:

  • Revitalized downtowns
  • Comprehensive transportation solutions
  • Small business development
  • Resolution of infrastructure challenges
  • Creating more livable communities
  • Supporting innovative markets for ensuring water quality

We deliver these results through multi-disciplinary course offerings, innovative demonstration projects, regional programs, and sustainability consulting that supports on-the-ground solutions. 

Featured 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...
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...

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2016 Grant Program for Transporting Healthy Food

2016 Grant Program for Transporting Healthy Food

The Conservation Fund and CSX are proud to announce the third round of the Grant Program for Transporting Healthy...
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...
Conservation Banking on the Rise in Texas

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...
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