Much of our work for critical conservation programs is made possible thanks to critical bipartisan support from U.S. Congressional leaders. To date, we have completed more than 900 conservation projects with our federal partners, saving U.S. taxpayers more than $350 million.

Development of Sustainable Land-Based Aquaculture Production Systems

Development of Sustainable Land-Based Aquaculture Production Systems

A Cooperative Agreement funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. Downloadable case study — PDF  Challenge U.S. consumers...
Zion National Park

Zion National Park

For three decades, Dallen and Karen Spendlove and their four children have been excellent stewards for their 2,400-acre ranch...
Washoe Valley

Washoe Valley

To date, the Fund has conserved more than 2,000 acres of open space and 3,200 acre-feet of surface and...
Wind Cave National Park

Wind Cave National Park

Considered a sacred place by the Lakota, Wind Cave is one of the longest and most complex caves in...
Strategic Mitigation for Wind Energy In the Midwest

Strategic Mitigation for Wind Energy In the Midwest

As concerns mount over the high costs and long-term environmental impacts of fossil fuels, wind has become an increasingly...
Upper Ouachita National Wildlife Refuge

Upper Ouachita National Wildlife Refuge

Louisiana’s Ouachita River starts just 20 miles north of Monroe and stretches more than 42,500 acres north over the...
Strategic Mitigation for Pipelines: NiSource Gas

Strategic Mitigation for Pipelines: NiSource Gas

NiSource Inc. (NiSource), a Fortune 500 natural gas transmission and storage company, operates a 15,500 linear mile network of...
Tongass National Forest

Tongass National Forest

Though Alaska is a state of great expanse, small places matter. As the critical first project of The Conservation...
Tonto National Forest

Tonto National Forest

Cave Creek, only 25 miles north of the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, is one of the few perennial streams...
Grand Lake Federal Lands Livability Initiative

Grand Lake Federal Lands Livability Initiative

What makes a community livable? Most agree it’s the quality of transportation options, range of affordable housing choices, potential...
Sodalis Nature Preserve

Sodalis Nature Preserve

Mark Twain put Hannibal, Missouri, on the map. The tranquil landscapes of his boyhood town on the Mississippi River...
Freedom Riders National Monument

Freedom Riders National Monument

Nonviolent protests and acts of civil disobedience powered the civil rights movement, making activists out of ordinary people wanting...
State Game Lands 93

State Game Lands 93

September 11, 2001 is one of the most tragic days in our nation’s history. Nearly 3,000 people died as...
Stehekin At Lake Chelan National Recreation Area

Stehekin At Lake Chelan National Recreation Area

Stehekin is a small, remote settlement within the 62,000-acre Lake Chelan National Recreation Area.  Permanent residents number less than 100, but...
Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge

Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge

The Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge is the gateway to the Great Lakes and contains one of the largest and...
Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge

Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge

The Fund helps communities save their favorite outdoor places. This was the case in 2011 when a local land...
Snead Farm

Snead Farm

In 2011, we helped with a land preservation agreement that permanently protects the 290-acres of Emmett Snead III’s pick-your-own...
San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge

San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge

Our passion for conservation means we’re dedicated to saving land—no matter how complex the project. That’s why, over the...
San Juan Island National Historical Park

San Juan Island National Historical Park

Located in the waters between Vancouver Island to the west and Washington State to the east – and  just a short...
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...
Ouachita National Forest

Ouachita National Forest

The Ouachita National Forest covers 1.8 million acres across Oklahoma and Arkansas. This beautiful forest has mountains, lakes, rivers and trails open...
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...
Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park

Arizona’s Petrified Forest is famous for its expansive vistas—stark moon-like landscapes and the colorful eroding badlands of the Painted...
Pisgah National Forest

Pisgah National Forest

Rushing waterfalls and melodious birdcalls lift the deep quiet of Pisgah National Forest in the Appalachian Mountains. In 2009, we...
Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge

Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge

Established in 1996, the Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is the newest of four refuges that make...
Oconee National Forest

Oconee National Forest

Did you know that forestry is the largest manufacturing sector in Georgia? Forests are a critical part of the state’s...
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...
Missouri River Restoration

Missouri River Restoration

Stretching more than 2,300 miles from Three Forks, Montana, to St. Louis, Missouri, where it joins the Mississippi River,...
Neu

Neu's Point and Och's Point State Wildlife Management Areas

Between 1804 and 1806, explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark opened the American West on their historic quest to...
Cherokee National Forest and the Trail of Tears

Cherokee National Forest and the Trail of Tears

Hundreds of years before Europeans came to America, the Cherokee people inhabited the southeastern United States in parts of...

Additionally, partnerships with federal agencies like USDA Rural Business-Cooperative Service, USDA Agricultural Research Service[SS1] , and the Appalachian Regional Commission, help advance our community development, small business financing, and food system efforts that align social, environmental and economic returns for a "triple bottom line.”Much of our work for critical conservation programs is made possible thanks to critical bipartisan support from U.S. Congressional leaders. To date, we have completed more than 900 conservation projects with our federal partners, saving U.S. taxpayers more than $350 million. 


 

 [SS1]Each of these agency mentions should link to the corresponding agency sub-page. NRCS, USDA-RBS, and USDA-ARS should all link to the USDA page.