We’ve partnered with the U.S. Forest Service across more than 100 projects in 24 states to acquire and protect some of the highest-priority conservation and recreation lands within our National Forests. These lands become some of America’s favorite places to hike, ski, explore and more. Additionally, we help protect state and local forest lands and preserve private forest lands with funding from U.S. Forest Service grant programs, including the Forest Legacy Program.

Land Conservation

As a trusted partner with decades of experience, we work closely with the Forest Service and willing landowners to ensure that conservation transactions are planned well, achieving good environmental and economic outcomes at a productive pace.  

Funding

We know how to generate public and private funds for key acquisitions within National Forest boundaries. With this skill, we’re able to stretch limited conservation funding, leveraging Forest Service investments for maximum return.  

Community Relations

We have significant experience engaging communities to share the details of potential conservation projects, understand any concerns, and forge solutions that benefit both the places and people where conservation happens.

Projects

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
South Boulder Creek

South Boulder Creek

Nestled between the 14,000-acre James Peak Wilderness and sprawling rural subdivisions and urban areas in the South Boulder Creek...
Green Mountain National Forest

Green Mountain National Forest

One of only two national forests in the Northeast, the Green Mountain National Forest stretches from  the ancient Taconic...
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...
Glatfelter Forest

Glatfelter Forest

Today, thousands of acres of privately owned forestland across Delaware are for sale, jeopardizing the state’s unique character and...
Gila National Forest

Gila National Forest

Significant portions of Animas Creek in the heart of Gila National Forest are now protected from potential development, thanks to an...
Connecting Pinhoti And Appalachian Trails

Connecting Pinhoti And Appalachian Trails

When the Appalachian Trail was mapped in the 1920s, the plan set out by Benton Mackaye called for a...
Conserving the Northern Forest

Conserving the Northern Forest

Forests have defined a way of life in the northern New England states of Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine...
Headwaters of the San Juan & Navajo Rivers

Headwaters of the San Juan & Navajo Rivers

The upper reaches of the Navajo and San Juan Rivers contain some of the wildest land in Colorado, combined...
Caribou-Targhee National Forest

Caribou-Targhee National Forest

From peaks towering more than 10,000 feet to low-lying grasslands and wetlands, the Caribou-Targhee National Forest is a place...
Bridger-Teton National Forest

Bridger-Teton National Forest

The Bridger-Teton National Forest, just southeast of Jackson, Wyoming, encompasses an astounding 3.4 million acres of land.  The jagged...
Balancing Nature And Commerce In Unicoi County

Balancing Nature And Commerce In Unicoi County

Known as “The Valley Beautiful,” this rural Appalachian community is prime for development, but it is also home to...
A Bright Future for Rocky Fork

A Bright Future for Rocky Fork

The nearly 10,000-acre Rocky Fork property lies within Cherokee National Forest in Tennessee and abuts the Pisgah National Forest...
George Washington And Jefferson National Forests

George Washington And Jefferson National Forests

Make the steep 3.1 mike hike to the top of Spy Rock along the Appalachian Trail and you'll be...