By the Numbers:
We have protected more than 8.5 million acres of land and water in all 50 states.

Every dollar invested in our Revolving Fund goes directly to protecting land, over and over. By recycling these dollars, we have saved lands valued at more than $7.2 billion. 
Protecting land and water with high conservation value is essential for America's environmental health and its economic vitality. The Conservation Fund enables conservationists, government agencies, community leaders and land trusts to swiftly protect properties for wildlife, recreation and/or historic significance. Often a landowner's timetable to sell does not align with available funding from private and public sources. Our capital supplies the timely bridge financing that is critical to help our partners save important properties. 

We offer rapid and nimble action, along with deep expertise in a wide array of complex transactions. By continually re-investing our funds into new conservation projects once others are completed, we’ve helped permanently protect over 8.5 million acres in all 50 states. 

Projects

Military Readiness Fund

Military Readiness Fund

The Challenge Once remote U.S. military installations are facing rapid development from surrounding communities that constrains training operations and threatens...
Cherokee National Forest, Tennessee

Cherokee National Forest, Tennessee

As the largest piece of public land in Tennessee, the 650,000-acre Cherokee National Forest is an invaluable natural landscape...
Preserving the Appalachian Trail Experience in Virginia and Vermont

Preserving the Appalachian Trail Experience in Virginia and Vermont

The Appalachian National Scenic Trail is an iconic national treasure. Completed in 1937, key sections along the trail are...
Pikes Peak Region - Colorado Springs

Pikes Peak Region - Colorado Springs

Long term vision and partnership protects significant open space at Colorado’s second fastest growing city. why it matters Colorado Springs sits...
Colorado’s Historic Splendid Valley

Colorado’s Historic Splendid Valley

Preserving agricultural heritage and locally grown produce for future generations on Colorado’s rapidly growing Front Range. The Historic Splendid Valley...
Minnesota Chippewa Tribe – Bois Forte Band

Minnesota Chippewa Tribe – Bois Forte Band

In 2020, we acquired an expansive forest landscape known as the Minnesota Heritage Forest. Nearly 40% of those lands...
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