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Cowee Forest

Cowee Forest

Cowee Forest consists of several parcels of former privately-owned forestland scattered along the borders where New York, Vermont and...
Creamer’s Field: How an Alaskan Dairy Farm Became a Wildlife Sanctuary

Creamer’s Field: How an Alaskan Dairy Farm Became a Wildlife Sanctuary

In the heart of Fairbanks, Alaska lies Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge. This state refuge provides wetland habitat for...
Creating a Catch for Maryland Anglers

Creating a Catch for Maryland Anglers

Every year thousands of anglers cast a line into Maryland’s waters in hope of catching a variety of sport...
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,...
CtrlAQUA Research Center and The Freshwater Institute

CtrlAQUA Research Center and The Freshwater Institute

The Conservation Fund’s Freshwater Institute, a recognized expert in the technology and design of aquaculture systems, is participating in...
Demolishing a Deadbeat Dam in Alaska

Demolishing a Deadbeat Dam in Alaska

The Dena’ina people of Eklutna have given much to the growth of Anchorage and Southcentral Alaska. Most of Anchorage...
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center

Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center

Successful conservation often takes a village, literally. In the small village of Mystic, Connecticut, Maggie Jones and her staff...
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...
Diversity Nurtures Achievements Community Youth Center

Diversity Nurtures Achievements Community Youth Center

Located in Duplin County, an economically- and environmentally-distressed rural area, Diversity Nurtures Achievements Community Youth Center (DNA) provides year-round,...
Downeast And Eastern Maine

Downeast And Eastern Maine

Eastern Maine and its famed coastal area known as Downeast Maine has a one-of-a-kind beauty, with pristine forests, clean...
Ducks Unlimited Canada

Ducks Unlimited Canada

Most of our work takes place in the United States, but wildlife knows no international boundaries. That’s why we’re...
DuPont State Recreational Forest

DuPont State Recreational Forest

Nestled between the cities of Hendersonville and Brevard, the horseshoe-shaped DuPont State Forest covers 10,400 acres within the Blue Ridge Mountains....
Durham Turns a Railway into a Greenway

Durham Turns a Railway into a Greenway

Built in the 1890s as a rail spur to downtown tobacco facilities, the Durham Belt Line extends along the...
Earning More per Acre with Grain Bins

Earning More per Acre with Grain Bins

Curtis Branch grows wheat, soybeans and corn on his Murfreesboro, North Carolina farm, a 240-acre property that has been in...
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,...
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...
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,...
Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge

Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge

The Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge protects more than 47,000 acres of southern New Jersey coastal salt-marsh and...
Elkhorn Mountains

Elkhorn Mountains

The Elkhorn Mountains stretch across 300,000 acres, stand 9,000-feet tall and contain some of the most important and vulnerable...
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...
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...
Farm and Wilderness Camp, Vermont

Farm and Wilderness Camp, Vermont

The Fund helped protect more than 440 acres of private forests, ridgeline and vista near the village of Plymouth,...
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...
Filling in the GAPs in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Filling in the GAPs in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

As consumer demand for fresh, local food has grown, so have instances of foodborne diseases. Certification in Good Agricultural...
Finding the Flint River

Finding the Flint River

Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is best known for a few things: its title as the world’s busiest airport, its...
Firefly Farms Creamery & Market

Firefly Farms Creamery & Market

It all started with a neighbor’s goats and the question: “Can we milk ‘em to make cheese?” With that,...
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...
Fish Creek Flying W Ranches

Fish Creek Flying W Ranches

The Fund worked with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department on a land conservation agreement that secures key wildlife...
Fish Creek Open Space Area, City of Maplewood

Fish Creek Open Space Area, City of Maplewood

Keeping with the Fund’s goal to save favorite outdoor places, we helped the City of Maplewood acquire 70 acres...