Dubbed “America’s best idea,” our national parks offer an escape into the wild, a place to explore nature, and so much more.  We’re proud to help the National Park Service protect and expand this legacy. We have worked with the Park Service on more than 200 projects that have resulted in the protection of more than 325,000 acres of land at many types of properties, including the ones listed below. 

The National Park Service manages more than 84 million acres of land, including national parks, national monuments, battlefields and military parks and national preserves. It also oversees sites on the National Register of Historic Places and sites considered National Historic Landmarks and National Trails, and it provides grants and technical assistance to state and local governments for the acquisition and development of public outdoor recreation areas and facilities



Did You Know?

Every $1 invested in a national park generates $4 for our economy, according to the National Parks Conservation Association.

Projects

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...
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...
Werowocomoco

Werowocomoco

Of the many adventures in the New World documented by English explorer Captain John Smith, perhaps none is more...
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...
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...
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...
Minidoka National Historic Site

Minidoka National Historic Site

At the start of World War II, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, authorizing the forced relocation...
Little River Canyon

Little River Canyon

Clean and wild, the Little River in northeast Alabama is America’s longest mountaintop river, cutting through the deepest canyon...
Kobuk Valley National Park

Kobuk Valley National Park

Every year, Alaska’s Western Arctic caribou herd migrates across a third of the state, including Kobuk Valley National Park. This remarkable herd,...
Leelanau State Park

Leelanau State Park

If you envision Michigan as the palm of your hand, some of the state’s most important conservation lands can...
Haleakala National Park

Haleakala National Park

Located on Maui and named for Haleakala (“house of the sun”), the island’s highest volcanic peak, Haleakala National Park...
Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument

Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument

Located on the northern rim of the Grand Canyon, the Parashant National Monument is a marvelous testament to the...
Great Smoky Mountains

Great Smoky Mountains

The Fund and the Foothills Land Conservancy now hold one of the largest conservation easements ever donated by private...
Greater Yellowstone Area

Greater Yellowstone Area

Larger than the state of West Virginia, the Greater Yellowstone Area stretches 18 million acres across Wyoming, Montana and...
Fort Davis National Historic Site

Fort Davis National Historic Site

The Fund protects the landscapes that define America’s history. That’s why we worked with a group of partners to...
First State National Historical Park

First State National Historical Park

Delaware’s Brandywine Valley represents the very start of America—a place where General Washington fought for independence, Benjamin Franklin printed...
Civil War Battlefield Conservation: New Mexico

Civil War Battlefield Conservation: New Mexico

Glorieta Pass  In March 1862, while Confederates from Texas battled a combined force of U. S. Regulars and volunteers from...
Civil War Battlefield Conservation: Virginia

Civil War Battlefield Conservation: Virginia

The Conservation Fund has helped protect a dozen Civil War battlefields across the state of Virginia. Beaver Dam Creek We protected 236 acres...
Civil War Battlefield Conservation: Focus on Antietam

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 September 17,...
Gettysburg National Military Park

Gettysburg National Military Park

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

Blue Ridge Parkway

As one of the most visited units of the National Park Service (NPS), the Blue Ridge Parkway welcomes more than...
Brandywine Conservancy, Pennsylvania

Brandywine Conservancy, Pennsylvania

David Shields of the Brandywine Conservancy often thinks about the fateful day in September 1777 when General George Washington’s...
Big Thicket National Preserve

Big Thicket National Preserve

Renowned as the “biological crossroads of North America,” Big Thicket in east Texas is a remarkable mix of southeastern...
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

A rugged landscape that attracts hikers and campers who like a challenge, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park...
Appalachian Trail, Vermont

Appalachian Trail, Vermont

The Fund helped the National Park Service acquire more than 1,200 acres near the Killington Section of the Appalachian...
Admiralty Island National Monument

Admiralty Island National Monument

Located in Tongass National Forest, Admiralty Island National Monument encompasses the majestic landscapes emblematic of Alaska. Here, the remote,...