The Conservation Fund

Our Projects

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...
Duke Belt Line

Duke Belt Line

Built in the 1890s as a rail spur to downtown tobacco facilities, the Duke Belt Line extends along the...
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....
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,...
East Fork Headwaters

East Fork Headwaters

Situated on the North and South Carolina border, near or adjacent to more than 100,000 acres of existing conservation...
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...
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...
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...
Fish Hatchery Water Reuse Evaluation – Chelan County, WA

Fish Hatchery Water Reuse Evaluation – Chelan County, WA

The Chelan County Public Utility District (PUD) in Washington State produces over four million juvenile anadromous and resident Pacific...
Flathead River

Flathead River

The Fund facilitated the purchase of more than 240 acres along the main stem of the Flathead River, just...
Florida Keys: Key Tree-Cactus Preserve

Florida Keys: Key Tree-Cactus Preserve

Manatee. Florida Panther.  Two well-known endangered species.  We’ve helped with conservation efforts to save habitat for both these animals;...
FLS Energy: Clean Energy, High Performance

FLS Energy: Clean Energy, High Performance

Michael Shor, Dale Freudenberger and Hardy LeGwin had a vision—to make solar energy mainstream. They roughed out a business...
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...
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 Compatible Use...
Former Carney Ranch (CRC Ranch)

Former Carney Ranch (CRC Ranch)

Carney Ranch forms the most important piece of the Path of the Pronghorn’s “Funnel Bottleneck” for pronghorn antelope migrating...
Fort Davis National Historic Site

Fort Davis National Historic Site

The Fund protects the landscapes that define America’s history. That’s why we worked with a group of partners to...
Four State Forest

Four State Forest

The Northern Forest rises from the Tug Hill Plateau in central New York and stretches across Vermont, New Hampshire,...
Franklin Land Trust, Massachusetts

Franklin Land Trust, Massachusetts

Rich Hubbard’s phone rings often. As director of the Franklin Land Trust in western Massachusetts, Hubbard fields multiple calls...