Since 1985, The Conservation Fund has conserved more than 8.5 million acres. We have protected national parks, natural areasstoried battlefields, popular getaways and more.  Our partners and transactions are national, regional, state-level and local in scope, from thousands of acres of wilderness to one-acre urban parks.  In completing over 2,000 real estate projects over three decades, we bring original and informed solutions to every transaction, often resolving unusual challenges.


We work to fulfill top public priorities.  Our projects often begin when government or community leaders want to save a special outdoor place. To act swiftly, they turn to us for bridge financing and a full suite of conservation services, from real estate negotiation and land acquisition to strategic planning, conservation training and community outreach.


In addition to helping public partners save land, we work with interested private landowners to secure conservation easements on lands with high conservation value.

We place particular importance on “working lands,” or forests, farms and ranches being sustainably, actively managed. A growing part of our work involves helping corporate partners and regulatory agencies achieve good conservation outcomes through mitigation.