PROJECTS

Working Soils® – Protecting the Milwaukee River Watershed

Healthy soils contribute to clean air, pure water, flourishing forests, abundant crops, thriving gra...

Live Oak Farm

Rice is a staple of any Cajun kitchen, and it’s just as important to Louisiana’s economy as well. As...

Mark Twain National Forest, Missouri

Located in southern and central Missouri, the sizable Mark Twain National Forest stretches across 29...

Fiery Gizzard Trail

Fiery Gizzard is a place many Tennesseans hold dear. It is the heart of the South Cumberland Plateau...

Habitat Protection For The Florida Panther

The Florida panther is the only cougar species found east of the Mississippi River. Although you’ll ...

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument

Harriet Tubman was a true American hero. Born on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Tubman spent nearly 30 ye...

Ice Age National Scenic Trail

Glaciers may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Wisconsin, but consider thi...

Lesser Prairie-Chicken Habitat

The lesser prairie-chicken is commonly recognized for its feathered feet, stout build and mating beh...

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park

Long fascinated by what lay west of the Mississippi River, President Thomas Jefferson in 1803 commis...

North Rim of the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is one of America’s favorite destinations—more than five million people visit each ...

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge

In the southeastern corner of Georgia, along the Florida border, lies one of the largest and most pr...

Blue Ridge Parkway

As one of the most visited units of the National Park Service (NPS), the Blue Ridge Parkway welcomes...

Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail

The trail provides an unparalleled opportunity for the public to learn about Native American history...

Cheat Canyon

On a perfect September day, West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin stood high over Cheat Canyon and...

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 Sept...

Demolishing a Deadbeat Dam in Alaska

The Dena’ina people of Eklutna have given much to the growth of Anchorage and Southcentral Alaska. M...

Civil War Battlefield Conservation: Arkansas

Recognized nationally as one of America's most intact Civil War battlefields, Prairie Grove Battlefi...

Jacks Valley Ranch

Jacks Valley Ranch is a little piece of Nevada history. Situated on the backside of Lake Tahoe in th...

Big Rivers Wildlife Management Area and State Forest

At the confluence of the Ohio and Tradewater Rivers in Union County along Kentucky’s border with Ill...

City of Rocks National Reserve

The remarkable granite spires found here date back more than 2.5 billion years and attract rock clim...

Three Sisters Springs In Crystal River

Three Sisters Springs is made up of pristine, naturally occurring springs and is one of Florida’s la...

Gettysburg National Military Park

The history of the United States hung in the balance on the first three days of July 1863, as the Ba...

Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site

We built relationships with willing landowners to purchase land within the site boundary and transfe...

The Historic Fones Cliffs on the Rappahannock River

Threatened by development for decades, this “crown jewel” of Virginia has immense significance, not ...

The Last Urban Farm in Boulder Remains

After over a decade of work with The Conservation Fund and the City of Boulder, the Long family reac...
Rendering of Dock Street parcel in Richmond, Virginia

Protecting the “View That Named Richmond” along a Historic Virginia Riverfront

Protecting the Dock Street property will ensure this historic viewshed remains unobstructed for futu...

Conserving and Restoring Indigenous Land

We specialize in creating solutions that meet community needs, including responding to requests from...

Rocky Mountain Front

To date, the Rocky Mountain Front Initiative has protected over 220,000 acres of critical migratory ...

Sax-Zim Bog

The mix of spongy peat land and spruce forest that make up the Sax-Zim Bog in northern Minnesota att...
Bouler Creek flows in Colorado. Green mountains linger in the background.

South Boulder Creek

A top priority for federal, state and local agencies, the Toll property protects drinking water supp...

Blending History and Recreation at Rim Rock

We worked closely with the landowners of the property to protect the battlefield and in doing so ide...

Fremont Lake

The Red Desert to Hoback Mule Deer Migration is the longest ungulate migration ever recorded in the ...
Flat grassy meadow in the foreground meets rolling blue hills in the background and cloudy blue skies.

Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge

The Refuge was created to ensure the protection of the federally threatened bog turtle and secure cr...

Creamer’s Field: How an Alaskan Dairy Farm Became a Wildlife Sanctuary

This state refuge provides wetland habitat for thousands of migratory birds and other wildlife, and ...

Protecting Some of the Rarest Species in Texas at Holly Beach

An ecologically important southern Texas landscape was slated to become a golf course before we step...

Sodalis Nature Preserve

We helped preserve 185 acres in Hannibal, Missouri, that contains significant habitat for the Indian...

The “Path Of The Pronghorn” In Wyoming

Working with a dedicated group of partners, we helped the Carney family establish a conservation eas...

Protecting a Key Piece of Kachemak Bay State Park

We were able to step in and purchase the property in January of 2022 and are actively raising funds ...

Haleakala National Park

The Campbell ranch was the largest undeveloped, privately-owned parcel within Haleakala. Acquiring i...

Liberty Hill

When Liberty Hill became available, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources turned to us ...

Little River Canyon

Clean and wild, the Little River in northeast Alabama is America’s longest mountaintop river. We’re ...

Protecting the Poppies of Walker Canyon, Lake Elsinore, California

The Conservation Fund is helping permanently protect these poppy fields so they can be enjoyed by to...

Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge

The easements protect this area’s natural and archaeological resources, while forming a buffer zone ...

Powderhorn Ranch

In an era of rapidly rising land prices and diminishing government resources, this project exemplifi...

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

A rugged landscape that attracts hikers and campers who like a challenge, Black Canyon of the Gunnis...

Minnesota’s Martin County Conservation Partnership

These grassy ecosystems are ideal for wildlife grazing and recreational activities like hunting and ...

Saving Colorado’s Sweetwater Lake

Protecting the historic and beautiful Sweetwater Lake, and roughly 488 acres of land around it, has ...

McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area, Colorado

The 177-acre Crow Bottom property secures public recreation opportunities with 1.5 miles of river fr...

Protecting the “Grand Canyon of the Eel River” — California’s Lone Pine Ranch

This stunning 30,000-acre ranchland property — abundant with scenic river views, a resident elk herd...

Preserving Minnesota’s Treasured Boundary Waters

Spanning more than 1.1 million acres in northeastern Minnesota, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilde...

First State National Historical Park

The Park includes three historic areas that tell the story of Delaware’s early settlement and its im...

Harriet Tubman’s Legacy Grows On Maryland’s Eastern Shore

More than 100 years after her death, a new chapter of Harriet Tubman’s legacy is unfolding on Maryla...

Minidoka National Historic Site

In 2001, the Minidoka Internment National Monument was established on 73 acres of the original camp ...

Belfast Wildlife Management Area

The successful creation of the Belfast WMA was the result of a group of organizations working togeth...

Preserving Native Nanticoke Land in Delaware

Nanticoke Indian Tribe has reclaimed a priority property in Sussex County to better preserve and sha...

Cherokee National Forest and the Trail of Tears

We’re striving to honor the memory of the Cherokee people and other tribes by protecting key sites t...

Gulf Coast Oil Spill Restoration Funding Supports Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

Preserving and restoring the Gulf Coast’s vulnerable ecosystem has been a top priority for us in Ala...

Petrified Forest National Park

Arizona’s Petrified Forest is famous for its expansive vistas — stark moon-like landscapes and the c...

State Game Lands 93

To date, we’ve helped protect over 600 acres within the Flight 93 Memorial boundary and State Game L...

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

Located in the Chesapeake Bay region, on Maryland’s scenic Eastern Shore, the 27,000-acre wildlife r...

Freedom Riders National Monument

To honor the courageous efforts of the Freedom Riders and their important place in history, The Cons...

Werowocomoco

Werowocomoco was the headquarters of the powerful Chief Powhatan, Pocahontas’ father, who ruled over...

Virginia’s Machicomoco State Park—A “Special Meeting Place”

Machicomoco State Park will offer visitor interpretation facilities, archeological investigation and...

Topaz Relocation Center

The preservation of this property, the largest unprotected piece of the former camp, will serve as a...

Wind Cave National Park

Wind Cave was the nation’s eighth national park, established in 1903, and was the first cave to be d...

Preserving African American History at Fort Blakeley, Alabama

Protecting this land for its historical and environmental values was a unique challenge, involving m...

A Piece of the Underground Railroad’s Story Forever Told

This house and property hold an unparalleled opportunity to continue uplifting the story of the Unde...

Climate Change and the Chesapeake Bay

The Chesapeake Bay region is one of the most vulnerable areas in the nation to sea level rise induce...

Kasilof River Wetlands – Alaska

The Kasilof River is one of the most ecologically significant rivers on Alaska’s famous Kenai Penins...

Conservation Tools Help Montana Ranchers Realize a Dream

Large working ranches like the Crabbs’ provide critical fish and wildlife habitat in the Rocky Mount...

Zion National Park

For three decades, Dallen and Karen Spendlove and their four children have been excellent stewards f...

A Legacy of Ranching in California

Protecting a pristine property of this size is a rare and major win for conservation in California’s...

Boggy Slough

Located west of Lufkin, Boggy Slough contains some of the oldest and most ecologically significant h...

Big River And Salmon Creek Forests

We work with our partners to skillfully manage both forest growth and harvest to ensure that these f...

Brule-St. Croix Legacy Forest

Thanks to a broad group of public- and private-sector partners, one of northern Wisconsin’s endanger...

Bobcat Ridge

Our Working Forest Fund purchased a 7,000-acre property in eastern Texas known as Bobcat Ridge, whic...

Buckeye Forest

With our purchases of the Garcia River Forest in 2004 and the adjoining Gualala River Forest in 2011...

Downeast And Eastern Maine

Eastern Maine and its famed coastal area known as Downeast Maine has a one-of-a-kind beauty, with pr...

Gualala River Forest

Gualala River Forest provides important spawning habitat for coho salmon and steelhead trout.

Minnesota Northwoods

The Minnesota Northwoods conservation effort achieves important wildlife habitat protection by preve...

Michaux State Forest

Pennsylvania’s Michaux State Forest covers more than 85,000 acres and is referred to as the state’s ...

Middle Neches Forestland

In one of the largest, most complex forestland projects in Texas history, The Conservation Fund and ...

Meeteetse Spires in the Beartooth Mountains

The property sits about six miles south of Red Lodge in Carbon County and contains unique rock forma...

Lackawanna Highlands

With the help of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), the Penns...

Kendall Forest: Supporting Rural Economies and Traditions in New York’s Tug Hill Region

Protecting the abundant and often remote forests and waters of Central New York’s Tug Hill region is...

Garcia River Forest

Garcia River Forest traps more than 4M tons CO2 from the atmosphere — equivalent to removing 856,531...
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I-25 Conservation Corridor Project

From rolling grasslands to dramatic mesas and Pikes Peak in the distance, travelers can still experi...

West Virginia Elk Habitat

Through this conservation effort, West Virginia joins a multi-state landscape level effort to restor...

A Comeback for the South’s Longleaf Pine in Alabama and Florida

Longleaf pine forests once covered as much as 90 million acres from Virginia to Texas. Today, this h...

Sabine Ranch, Texas

The successful conveyance of the entire Sabine Ranch to the USFWS will create a continuous Refuge of...

A 30-Year Effort to Protect the Navajo River Watershed in Colorado Now Complete

The Conservation Fund has helped protect 65,000 acres of critical wildlife habitat in the Navajo Riv...

Greater Yellowstone Area

Larger than the state of West Virginia, the Greater Yellowstone Area stretches 18 million acres acro...

One of New Hampshire’s Oldest Town Forests Remains at the Forefront of Innovative Conservation

Founded in 1936, Gorham Town Forest has been successfully managed as a working forest for decades, a...

Protecting One of Atlanta’s Largest Mature Forests

Atlanta’s newest city park will preserve the ecologically and culturally significant 216-acre oak-hi...

Conserving the Loxa-Lucie Headwaters — a Mosaic of Florida’s Critical Wetlands

For decades, the State of Florida and its residents in northern Palm Beach County and southern Marti...

Parks with Purpose in Raleigh

Through the Parks with Purpose program, the Fund is providing support and capacity building to local...

Lake Iliamna

Laka Iliamna is the heart of the Bristol Bay watershed, the largest — and most valuable — salmon fis...

Harbour-8 Park

Through The Conservation Fund’s Parks With Purpose program, we are helping Pogo Park create addition...

Parks with Purpose in Durham

Enhancing the ecological health of Goose Creek stream while bringing triple bottom-line benefits to ...

Parks with Purpose in Baltimore

Garrett Park is a hidden gem of greenspace nestled in the heart of the South Baltimore neighborhood ...

Kathryn Johnston Memorial Park

Working with residents and grassroots organizations in some of the city’s most disadvantaged neighbo...

Lindsay Street Park

We’ve transformed six vacant and blighted lots into the first park for the English Avenue community,...

Atlanta Green Space Assessment

This green space will not only improve public health by providing open space for recreation, it has ...

Parks with Purpose in Atlanta

We are creating safe places to play, job training and easy access to greenspace in Atlanta’s histori...

Protecting the Gopher Tortoise along Georgia’s Coastline

One of the few tortoises native to North America, the gopher tortoise is facing serious pressures fr...

Forestland Around Fort Stewart in Georgia

To help the Army limit incompatible development in the vicinity of the Fort Stewart and preserve an ...

Preserving Habitat While Maintaining Military Readiness — Camp Williams, Utah

Protecting valuable habitat that surrounds our military installations is vital to both our national ...

Melrose Air Force Range

The flat, open expanse of grassland prairie in the plains region of eastern New Mexico makes an idea...

Camp Ripley Sentinel Landscape, Minnesota

Rich with ecological and recreational benefits, this boundary — known as a Sentinel Landscape — has ...

Illinois Working Lands, Water, and Wildlife Conservation Partnership

The Illinois Working Lands, Water and Wildlife Partnership is a new alliance formed to accelerate th...

Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge

Due to widespread habitat loss, only about 50 ocelots exist in the entire country, and the Laguna At...

North Coast Forest Conservation Initiative

Since 2004, we have owned and managed more than 74,000 acres: Buckeye, Garcia River, Big River, Salm...

Southwest Alaska Salmon Habitat Initiative

This 40-million-acre region supports a wide variety of fish and wildlife, including rainbow trout, D...

Conservation for Culture: Alaska’s Glacier Bay Preserves More than a Park

Through a unique partnership, sacred Alaskan cultural land is being protected for traditional uses a...

Strategic Conservation Plan: Blackwater 2100

Worldwide sea levels have risen approximately six inches over the past century, and in the Chesapeak...

Adapting to Climate Change at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

If no action is taken, virtually all of today’s tidal wetlands in the Chesapeake Bay will erode to o...

Green Infrastructure Plan for Nashville

Located in Davidson County, Tennessee, Nashville is a uniquely beautiful place, defined by the wide ...

Upper Neuse Clean Water Initiative

The Upper Neuse Clean Water Initiative, a coalition of nonprofit conservation organizations, has hel...

Saginaw Bay Watershed Initiative Network

The largest watershed in Michigan, Saginaw Bay includes more than 7,000 miles of rivers and streams,...

Greenseams® Milwaukee

The Conservation Fund and the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District launched a pioneering flood m...

Preserving the Former Vistoso Golf Course in Oro Valley, Arizona

With the help of many dedicated residents, The Conservation Fund will acquire and preserve 202 acres...

Atlanta’s Former Chattahoochee Brick Company Site

The historic Chattahoochee Brick site is on a path toward becoming Atlanta’s newest riverfront park.

Marton Ranch, Wyoming

The 35,670-acre Marton Ranch encompasses vast wildlife habitat and a premier fly-fishing location wi...

Minnesota Chippewa Tribe – Bois Forte Band

By reuniting 28,000 acres with the Bois Forte Band and ensuring the long-term stewardship of these f...

Colorado’s Historic Splendid Valley

Preserving agricultural heritage and locally grown produce for future generations on Colorado’s rapi...

Pikes Peak Region – Colorado Springs

Long term vision and partnership protects significant open space at Colorado’s second fastest growin...

Preserving the Appalachian Trail Experience in Virginia and Vermont

In collaboration with partners, we will continue to protect public access, scenic views and wildlife...

Cherokee National Forest, Tennessee

The Cherokee National Forest is an invaluable natural landscape full of recreation opportunities, bi...

Military Readiness Fund

The Military Readiness Fund supports the permanent conservation of high priority lands near military...

Protecting Maryland’s Historic Black Beaches

We partnered with the City of Annapolis and the State of Maryland along with Chesapeake Conservancy ...

Connecting Pinhoti And Appalachian Trails

The Pinhoti Trail is now 339 miles long and connects with the Appalachian Trail, through the Benton ...