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.  

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...
Whidbey-Camano Land Trust

Whidbey-Camano Land Trust

Just nine staff members make up the Whidbey-Camano Land Trust. Their mission: protect the natural resources of the picturesque...
Chesapeake Bay: Integrated Conservation Solutions

Chesapeake Bay: Integrated Conservation Solutions

From New York to Virginia, more than 40 major rivers link land and people to the Chesapeake Bay. How...
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...
Civil War Battlefield Conservation: Missouri

Civil War Battlefield Conservation: Missouri

Pilot Knob Missouri’s vital role in the Civil War peaked in the late summer of 1864. Each side needed decisive...
Civil War Battlefield Conservation: North Carolina

Civil War Battlefield Conservation: North Carolina

Averasboro We were able to help protect more than 80 acres of what was the Confederate line at the Battle of Averasboro,...
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: Mississippi

Civil War Battlefield Conservation: Mississippi

The Conservation Fund’s work to protect Civil War battlefield sites in Mississippi highlights its dedication to preserving the state’s...
Chicago Wilderness Vision

Chicago Wilderness Vision

An ambitious agenda to create a vibrant green infrastructure of protected and restored lands and waters in the four-state...
Chugach State Park

Chugach State Park

While Alaska is blessed with an abundance of public land, access to that land is not guaranteed. Chugach State...
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...
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...
Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area

Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area

Located in DeKalb, Henry and Rockdale Counties, just 20 minutes from downtown Atlanta, Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area is widely...
An Emerald Necklace for Los Angeles

An Emerald Necklace for Los Angeles

As one of the nation's largest metropolitan areas, the Los Angeles region should be a recognized leader in park...
Androscoggin Valley Conservation Initiative

Androscoggin Valley Conservation Initiative

The Fund has been working for nearly a decade in the Androscoggin Valley, conserving river frontage, wildlife corridors and historic lands. Our...
Coastal Resilience for Greater Baltimore

Coastal Resilience for Greater Baltimore

The Greater Baltimore Wilderness Coalition supports the vision of expanding a connected and protected green infrastructure network in populous central...