Rural Economic Development

Hawk Knob Hard Cider and Mead

Hawk Knob Hard Cider and Mead

Many great ideas are hatched over drinks. For Josh Bennett and Will Lewis, their great idea was the drinks...
Clay County Community Revitalization Association

Clay County Community Revitalization Association

Nestled in the Nantahala National Forest and the Hiwasee River Valley, the town of Hayesville in Clay County, North...
Appalachian Gateway Communities Initiative

Appalachian Gateway Communities Initiative

Appalachia’s gateway communities—communities that border publicly owned lands such as national and state parks and forests—often struggle to balance the...
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Underserved Communities

CSX: West Virginia

CSX: West Virginia

Healthy Food Distribution Initiative In West Virginia, one in five children has limited or no access to fresh fruits, vegetables,...
Reclaiming the Coharie River

Reclaiming the Coharie River

The Coharie River has long served as the lifeblood of the Coharie tribal community and its ancestors. The river...
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,...
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Eco-tourism Support

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...
Bailey Mountain Bike Park

Bailey Mountain Bike Park

Parents today continue to search for an answer to the question: How can I get my kid to spend...
West Virginia Elk Habitat

West Virginia Elk Habitat

In the heart of West Virginia's southern coal fields, there is a long history of environmental conservation and economic...
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Environmental Youth Leadership

How We Helped Build a Historic and Sustainable Tall Ship in California

How We Helped Build a Historic and Sustainable Tall Ship in California

The Conservation Fund supports efforts to protect places where children can get outdoors and learn about nature. Often those...
Conetoe Family Life Center

Conetoe Family Life Center

Conetoe, a small town of just 287 people, is located in rural northeastern North Carolina, in a county that...
Trees NC

Trees NC

When Trees NC founder Owen George relocated from California back to his hometown of Asheboro, North Carolina, he was troubled by...
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Asset Mapping

Ecosystem Services for Houston-Galveston

Ecosystem Services for Houston-Galveston

Greater Houston is America’s sixth-largest metroplex—and growing. By 2040, the Houston-Galveston area is expected to gain 3.5 million people,...
Economic Analysis for Big Bend Region of Florida

Economic Analysis for Big Bend Region of Florida

In Spring 2015, The Conservation Fund compiled a comprehensive analysis of the economy of the Big Bend region of...
Freedom Riders National Monument

Freedom Riders National Monument

Nonviolent protests and acts of civil disobedience powered the civil rights movement, making activists out of ordinary people wanting...
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