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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...
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...
Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake Pooled Fund for Infrastructure Mitigation

Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake Pooled Fund for Infrastructure Mitigation

The eastern massasauga rattlesnake (EMR) exists in the midwestern states and is listed as threatened under the Endangered Species...
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...
Finding the Flint River

Finding the Flint River

Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is best known for a few things: It’s the world’s busiest airport, seeing over 100,000,000 passengers every year.  It’s massive and employs...
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...
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;...
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...
Fort Blakeley in Alabama

Fort Blakeley in Alabama

These peaceful, pine-covered bluffs overlooking the Mobile-Tensaw Delta in southern Alabama once witnessed one of the last battles of...
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,...