Our Projects

The Conservation Fund saves special places all across America for all its people. We have protected more than 7.5 million acres of land and water, from the park down the street to farms to wild areas and favorite destinations of all kinds, in all 50 states. In every aspect of our work, we strive to balance economic and environmental goals, ensuring that conservation offers a broad array of benefits.

Mapping a Path for Conservation

Mapping a Path for Conservation

In her capacity as the Associate Director of Conservation Planning and Integrated Services, Jazmin utilizes geographic information science, innovative...
Tackling Food Deserts in Michigan

Tackling Food Deserts in Michigan

What are you having for dinner? Imagine trying to answer that question if you couldn’t get to a grocery...
Big Sur Land Trust

Big Sur Land Trust

Created in 1978 to protect and nurture the lands of Monterey County, California, the Big Sur Land Trust inspires...
Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site

Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site

The Sand Creek Massacre is one of the most tragic events in America’s history, and marked a major turning...
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...
Powderhorn Ranch

Powderhorn Ranch

Approximately 94% of land in Texas is privately owned. With the state’s population continuing to grow, there’s a critical...
CSX: West Virginia

CSX: West Virginia

Healthy Food Distribution Initiative In West Virginia, one in five children has limited or no access to fresh fruits, vegetables,...
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...
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...
Ecosystem Services for Houston-Galveston

Ecosystem Services for Houston-Galveston

Greater Houston is America’s sixth-largest metroplex—and growing. By 2040, the Houston-Galveston area is expected to gain 3.5 million people,...
Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge

Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge

Located deep in the Rio Grande Valley at the southeastern tip of Texas along the Rio Grande River and...
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...
Conservation Efforts in Detroit

Conservation Efforts in Detroit

With a generation of young adults leaving in droves to find work, population decline is a serious issue with...
Chicago Wilderness Vision

Chicago Wilderness Vision

An ambitious agenda to create a vibrant green infrastructure of protected and restored lands and waters in the four-state...
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...
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...
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...
Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge

Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge

The elusive and solitary ocelot, a small wild cat with markings similar to a leopard or jaguar, once ranged...