In partnership with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), we’ve protected more than 1.25 million acres of land and water resources out West. From sprawling ranches to the narrowest hiking trail, our goal is to protect the best of the West—advancing BLM’s top conservation priorities and responsible economic development at the same time. 

The Best Of The West

We’ve helped protect more than 25,000 acres along the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail, roughly 5,000 acres at Canyons of the Ancients National Monument in Colorado, key access to Idaho’s popular Snake River and dozens of other special places across the region. 

Back At The Ranch          

We work with willing landowners and BLM to manage rangeland resources effectively, through careful grazing and other strategic land use decisions. People win—and so do species like the sage grouse and lesser prairie-chicken, whose habitats we help safeguard. 

Thinking Big

The one-of-a-kind beauty and ecology at Arizona’s Kane and Two Mile ranches make this western spot a must-see destination. It’s just one example of the bigger-than-life landscapes out West—and what we can do to save them, working with BLM and partners like The Grand Canyon Trust.

Projects

Teton River Confluence Ranch

Teton River Confluence Ranch

The Teton River is a key watershed within the Greater Yellowstone area. As the last major free-flowing river in...
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...
Upper Snake River

Upper Snake River

Beginning in the mountains of Yellowstone National Park, the mighty Snake River begins its journey as two smaller rivers,...
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...
Sand Ranch

Sand Ranch

Throughout the Southwest and Midwest, the lesser prairie-chicken’s population size and geographic range have dramatically diminished due to the...
North Platte River

North Platte River

As part of an effort to provide additional recreational access along the North Platte River in southeastern Wyoming, The...
North Rim of the Grand Canyon

North Rim of the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is one of America’s favorite destinations—more than five million people visit each year to take in...
Managing Mitigation Funds to Conserve Bird Habitat

Managing Mitigation Funds to Conserve Bird Habitat

As America’s demand for energy grows, providers are making major new investments in infrastructure. The emerging Rockies Express Pipeline...
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...
In Wyoming, Using Mitigation To Benefit Family Ranches

In Wyoming, Using Mitigation To Benefit Family Ranches

Across Wyoming’s Green River Basin, grazing pronghorn and vibrating drill rigs cast shadows on the horizon. These unlikely neighbors...
Gooseberry Creek Conservation Project

Gooseberry Creek Conservation Project

The Gooseberry Creek Conservation Project is among the first large-scale, watershed-based voluntary conservation initiatives in Wyoming and the Greater...
Clark County

Clark County

The Fund has undertaken several different conservation projects with the Bureau of Land Management in Clark County. Clark County Grazing...
Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

Encompassing a diverse array of habitat types, from the high, dry deserts of the Great Basin to the wet,...
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...
Behold! The Prairie Chicken

Behold! The Prairie Chicken

Best known for its mating “dance” where the male stomps his feet and lets out a “booming” sound from...
Bair Ranch

Bair Ranch

The Conservation Fund is committed to working with ranching families to protect the rugged expanses that support rural economies,...
Beauty Mountain Wilderness Area

Beauty Mountain Wilderness Area

Beauty Mountain Wilderness Area truly lives up to its name, with its dramatic rock formations and its namesake—the 5,500-foot...
A Bright Future for the Desert Tortoise

A Bright Future for the Desert Tortoise

If you’ve never seen a desert tortoise, you’re not alone. This extremely elusive creature spends 95 percent of its...