Rural Economic Development

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...
Faith and Food

Faith and Food

In partnership with The Duke Endowment, Resourceful Communities provides rural churches with training to strengthen skills, small grants to...
Zion Regional Recreation Management Plan

Zion Regional Recreation Management Plan

The Plan will foster coordination and collaboration for recreation-related projects and initiatives advanced by communities, agencies and organizations.
More Projects ›

Underserved Communities

Food and Farm Initiative

Food and Farm Initiative

Though the region is surrounded by large agricultural lands, half of North Carolina’s “food deserts” are located in the...
Urban Food Forest at Browns Mill

Urban Food Forest at Browns Mill

Atlanta’s Food Forest is the first of its kind, providing fresh produce in a community that has limited access...
Expanding Green Space and Improving Social Resilience in South Cook County, IL.

Expanding Green Space and Improving Social Resilience in South Cook County, IL.

The Southeast Cook County Land Acquisition Plan is a data-driven plan to dramatically expand permanently protected land holdings and...
More Projects ›

Balancing Nature & Commerce

Appalachian Gateway Communities Initiative

Appalachian Gateway Communities Initiative

Since 2007, The Conservation Fund’s Conservation Leadership Network, with generous support from the Appalachian Regional...
Balancing Nature and Commerce in the Pennsylvania Wilds

Balancing Nature and Commerce in the Pennsylvania Wilds

The Pennsylvania Wilds (PA Wilds) has a lot to offer. With more than two...
Madison/Boone Resource & Recreation Action Plan

Madison/Boone Resource & Recreation Action Plan

Advancing placemaking to enhance natural and cultural assets, recreation options, community health, and lasting...
More Projects ›

Climate Resiliency & Water Management

Saginaw Bay Watershed Initiative Network

Saginaw Bay Watershed Initiative Network

The largest watershed in Michigan, Saginaw Bay is located between the thumb and forefinger of Michigan’s “mitten” on the...
Sustaining Urban Waters in the Southeast

Sustaining Urban Waters in the Southeast

Thanks to the generous support of the Pisces Foundation, we are pioneering a new approach to how two growing...
Adapting to Climate Change at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

Adapting to Climate Change at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

Scientists predict that, if no action is taken, virtually all of today’s tidal wetlands in the Chesapeake Bay will...
More Projects ›

Aquaculture

Get to Know the Freshwater Institute’s West Virginia-Raised Salmon

Get to Know the Freshwater Institute’s West Virginia-Raised Salmon

At the Freshwater Institute, we are leaders in the development and design of aquaculture systems that make it possible...
Researching and Restoring West Virginia’s Declining Brook Trout Population

Researching and Restoring West Virginia’s Declining Brook Trout Population

West Virginia’s native brook trout populations are struggling. A collaboration between the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources and...
Supporting the Viability and Expansion of Land-Based Aquaculture

Supporting the Viability and Expansion of Land-Based Aquaculture

The Freshwater Institute has received funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service for a five-year plan...
More Projects ›

Working Farms Fund

Love is Love Cooperative Farm

Love is Love Cooperative Farm

Love is Love Cooperative Farm is a Certified Organic diverse vegetable, fruit, and flower partnership of five talented and...
Garlic eScape

Garlic eScape

The Garlic eScape LLC is a vertically integrated, woman-owned farm with the mission of growing and crafting healing foods...
Atlanta Harvest

Atlanta Harvest

Atlanta Harvest started 11 years ago in Dublin, Georgia with a conscious commitment to develop a food production system...