Our 30th Anniversary

Celebrating Three Decades Of Innovative Solutions


From a one-acre urban park in Atlanta to 1 million acres of open space at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, our diverse portfolio illustrates the breadth of our creativity. We’ve worked in every state preserving forests, deserts, parks, waterways and every type of landscape in between. From the thousand-year-old homes of our earliest ancestors to the hallowed ground of Flight 93, the historic places we’ve protected tell the story of America. We’ve helped build smarter, greener cities, like Ann Arbor and Milwaukee, and we invest in sustainable nature-based ventures, like working forests in the redwood region of northern California. From multi-generational ranching families, to the Native Alaskan people, to the occasional outdoor recreationist, our work benefits all Americans.


Our Projects

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...
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,...
Canyons of the Ancients National Monument

Canyons of the Ancients National Monument

Rising up from the desert soil and hidden in the canyon walls of the Canyons of the Ancients National...
Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail

Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail

Over 400 years ago, Captain John Smith arrived in the New World—and changed it forever. In addition to helping...
Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

Encompassing a diverse array of habitat types, from the high, dry deserts of the Great Basin to the wet,...
Civil War Battlefield Conservation: Focus on Antietam

Civil War Battlefield Conservation: Focus on Antietam

Known as the bloodiest single-day battle in the Civil War, the battle of Antietam took place on September 17,...
Connecting Pinhoti And Appalachian Trails

Connecting Pinhoti And Appalachian Trails

When the Appalachian Trail was mapped in the 1920s, the plan set out by Benton Mackaye called for a...
First State National Historical Park

First State National Historical Park

Delaware’s Brandywine Valley represents the very start of America—a place where General Washington fought for independence, Benjamin Franklin printed...
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,...
Greater Yellowstone Area

Greater Yellowstone Area

Larger than the state of West Virginia, the Greater Yellowstone Area stretches 18 million acres across Wyoming, Montana and...
Greenseams® Milwaukee

Greenseams® Milwaukee

More than 1.5 million people live and work in the Milwaukee metro area. As the region grows, with more...
I-25 Conservation Corridor Project

I-25 Conservation Corridor Project

Drive along Interstate 25 from Denver to Colorado Springs, and you’ll see some of the West’s most colorful scenery...
Jocassee Gorges

Jocassee Gorges

In the northwestern-most corner of South Carolina, crystal-clear rivers and streams surge through the high Blue Ridge Escarpment and...
Kathryn Johnston Memorial Park

Kathryn Johnston Memorial Park

Kathryn Johnston Memorial Park will be The Conservation Fund’s third Park With Purpose built in Atlanta in partnership with...
Lesser Prairie-Chicken Habitat

Lesser Prairie-Chicken Habitat

The lesser prairie-chicken is commonly recognized for its feathered feet, stout build and mating behavior. Males perform a sequence...
Lewis and Clark National Historical Park

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park

Long fascinated by what lay west of the Mississippi River, President Thomas Jefferson in 1803 commissioned Captain Meriwether Lewis...
Lindsay Street Park

Lindsay Street Park

The English Avenue and Vine City neighborhoods lie in the shadow of downtown Atlanta, less than a mile from...
Minidoka National Historic Site

Minidoka National Historic Site

At the start of World War II, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, authorizing the forced relocation...
North Coast Forest Conservation Initiative

North Coast Forest Conservation Initiative

America’s favorite forests include the redwoods along California’s North Coast. The redwood region is known for its raw beauty...
North Rim of the Grand Canyon

North Rim of the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is one of America’s favorite destinations—more than five million people visit each year to take in...
Northern Forestlands

Northern Forestlands

Did you know that more than half of the forestland in the United States is privately owned and therefore...
Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge

In the southeastern corner of Georgia, along the Florida border, lies one of the largest and most primitive swamps...
Parks with Purpose in Baltimore

Parks with Purpose in Baltimore

Garrett Park is a hidden gem of greenspace nestled in the heart of the South Baltimore neighborhood Brooklyn. This...
Parks with Purpose in Raleigh

Parks with Purpose in Raleigh

The Walnut Creek Wetland Community Partnership provides a communication hub for residents, community stakeholders, and academic and government leaders to collaborate on sustainable...
Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge

Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge

The National Wildlife Refuge System is the only network of federal lands specifically dedicated for wildlife conservation. It consists...
Preserving Farms and Natural Areas in the Ann Arbor Greenbelt

Preserving Farms and Natural Areas in the Ann Arbor Greenbelt

The Ann Arbor Greenbelt is an innovative long-term land preservation program to curb the negative effects of development and...
Rocky Fork, Tennessee—completely protected for generations to enjoy

Rocky Fork, Tennessee—completely protected for generations to enjoy

The nearly 10,000-acre Rocky Fork property was once the largest unprotected tract of land in the Southern Appalachians. Located...
Rocky Mountain Front

Rocky Mountain Front

Where Montana’s dramatic peaks give way to the Northern Great Plains, the Rocky Mountain Front forms a landscape unlike...
Sax-Zim Bog

Sax-Zim Bog

The mix of spongy peat land and spruce forest that make up the Sax-Zim Bog in northern Minnesota, just...
Southwest Alaska Salmon Habitat Initiative

Southwest Alaska Salmon Habitat Initiative

With hundreds of pristine rivers, lakes and streams, the Southwest Alaska region abounds with natural resources, diverse habitats, world-class...