More than 1,700 land trusts across America do a remarkable job of saving the places that matter most. When a property comes up for sale, land trusts sometimes need to act fast—and invest big. We lend funds  from our conservation capital to land trusts for bridge financing, which allows them to acquire land before they secure permanent funding. And to help borrowers navigate the project and planning process, we provide technical assistance as well.  

Earthseed Land Cooperative

Earthseed Land Cooperative

The eight co-founders of Earthseed Land Cooperative (ELC) have a vision: to use land to support the collective health,...
Westcave Preserve, Texas

Westcave Preserve, Texas

Austin may be the Lone Star State’s most forward-thinking city, but just outside town—in the hill country—Westcave Preserve takes...
Western New York Land Conservancy

Western New York Land Conservancy

Near the Lake Erie shore, the community of Eden boasts some of New York state’s most fertile soil. That’s...
Transplanting Traditions Community Farm

Transplanting Traditions Community Farm

Refugees face many hardships when starting over in a new country—adapting to a new language and culture, building a...
Supporting the Sage Grouse and Family Ranches in the West

Supporting the Sage Grouse and Family Ranches in the West

The greater sage grouse requires wide open spaces for its survival. In recent years, the sage grouse’s habitat has...
Denny Cove, Tennessee

Denny Cove, Tennessee

Located just 30 minutes northwest of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Denny Cove is a recreational landmark that is part of the...
Kendall Forest: Supporting Rural Economies and Traditions in New York’s Tug Hill Region

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

Upstate New York’s Tug Hill region, also known as Tug Hill Plateau, is known for its timber industry, snowfall...
Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy

Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy

The Appalachian Mountains unfold between Tennessee and North Carolina in rugged land that beckons with bird calls, breathtaking views...
Strategic Conservation Plan for Nevada

Strategic Conservation Plan for Nevada

In Nevada, where the federal government owns more than 86 percent of the land, conservation needs to be strategic....
Saving A 300-Year-Old Colonial Settlement Site In Connecticut

Saving A 300-Year-Old Colonial Settlement Site In Connecticut

The town of Groton, Connecticut, has a long history dating to before its incorporation in 1705, and the 63-acre...
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...
Silver Lake Wildlife Management Area

Silver Lake Wildlife Management Area

The nearly 8,400-acre Silver Lake Wildlife Management Area sits in the southwest corner of Georgia, near Bainbridge. The Fund...
River Revitalization Foundation, Wisconsin

River Revitalization Foundation, Wisconsin

Three Wisconsin rivers—the Milwaukee, Menomonee, and Kinnickinnic—join in bustling downtown Milwaukee before flowing into Lake Michigan. These rivers define the...
New River Initiative

New River Initiative

The New River connects communities in 21 rural counties across three states (North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia) in southern...
Green Infrastructure Plan for Nashville

Green Infrastructure Plan for Nashville

Located in Davidson County, Tennessee, Nashville is a uniquely beautiful place, defined by the wide and winding Cumberland River...
Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust

Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the former mill town of Orange, Massachusetts is a “food desert”—a community...
Natural Heritage Land Trust, Wisconsin

Natural Heritage Land Trust, Wisconsin

Giant teardrops. Whale profiles. Sculpted mounds. People get creative when describing drumlins: steep, narrow hills that clump in large...
Leech Lake Watershed Foundation, Minnesota

Leech Lake Watershed Foundation, Minnesota

Just a few hours north of the Twin Cities, the pristine forests and clean waters that empty into Minnesota’s...
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...
Indian River Land Trust, Florida

Indian River Land Trust, Florida

Florida’s picturesque Indian River Lagoon attracts a third of Florida’s endangered manatees, 350 species of birds, thousands of animal and...
Jackson Hole Land Trust, Wyoming

Jackson Hole Land Trust, Wyoming

Wyoming’s Teton County is an outdoor paradise in the heart of the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem. It’s here, in the Snake River...
Healing Nature in Los Angeles with TreePeople

Healing Nature in Los Angeles with TreePeople

Although Los Angeles is known for its concrete sprawl, TreePeople is at the forefront of a movement to re-imagine...
Historic Waterfront, Southampton

Historic Waterfront, Southampton

Over the past 25 years, the community of New Suffolk in Southampton, New York, has rallied to protect the...
Hopewell Spruce Hill Earth Works

Hopewell Spruce Hill Earth Works

The most extraordinary achievements of the Hopewell people were the huge earthworks they built, including walls of stone and earth...
Ice Age National Scenic Trail

Ice Age National Scenic Trail

Glaciers may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Wisconsin, but consider this:...
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...
Green Infrastructure Plan for Central Indiana

Green Infrastructure Plan for Central Indiana

Central Indiana is the crossroads of America. Good soils for farming, mature forests and clear running rivers and streams...
Forestland Around Fort Stewart in Georgia

Forestland Around Fort Stewart in Georgia

At more than 279,000 acres, Fort Stewart is the largest Army installation east of the Mississippi River. The Army Compatlible Use...
Farm Creek Preserve, Norwalk Land Trust

Farm Creek Preserve, Norwalk Land Trust

The mud flats and salt marshes of Long Island Sound’s tidal estuaries are havens for oysters, osprey, herons, egrets...
Fiery Gizzard Trail

Fiery Gizzard Trail

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