The Conservation Fund

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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...
Hydropower Relicensing and Land Disposal

Hydropower Relicensing and Land Disposal

In 1955, Pennsylvania Power and Light (PPL) took over ownership the Holtwood hydropower facility and management of more than...
I-25 Conservation Corridor Project

I-25 Conservation Corridor Project

Drive along Interstate 25 from Denver to Colorado Springs, and you’ll see some of the West’s most colorful scenery...
Ice Age National Scenic Trail

Ice Age National Scenic Trail

Glaciers may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Wisconsin, but consider this:...
Illinois Hill Prairie Habitat Restoration

Illinois Hill Prairie Habitat Restoration

Of the estimated 21 million acres of prairie that once existed in Illinois, less than 2,600 acres of high-quality...
Illinois Working Lands, Water, and Wildlife Conservation Partnership

Illinois Working Lands, Water, and Wildlife Conservation Partnership

The Illinois Working Lands, Water and Wildlife Partnership is a new alliance formed to accelerate the pace of working...
Implementing a Value Chain Approach to Boost New Hampshire’s Human Powered Recreation

Implementing a Value Chain Approach to Boost New Hampshire’s Human Powered Recreation

There are many moving pieces when it comes to mapping out opportunities for economic development to enhance outdoor recreation...
Improving Feeds for Land-based Salmon Farming

Improving Feeds for Land-based Salmon Farming

Fueled by increased global demand for salmon and the opportunity to help salmon farmers accelerate development to meet this...
In Wyoming, Using Collaborative Mitigation to Benefit Family Ranches

In Wyoming, Using Collaborative Mitigation to Benefit Family Ranches

Across Wyoming’s Green River Basin, grazing pronghorn and vibrating drill rigs cast shadows on the horizon. These unlikely neighbors...
Increased Research Capacity at New Aquaculture Research Laboratory

Increased Research Capacity at New Aquaculture Research Laboratory

For 30 years, The Conservation Fund’s Freshwater Institute has led the way in the development of land-based recirculating aquaculture...
Indian River Land Trust, Florida

Indian River Land Trust, Florida

Florida’s picturesque Indian River Lagoon attracts a third of Florida’s endangered manatees, 350 species of birds, thousands of animal and...
Izembek National Wildlife Refuge

Izembek National Wildlife Refuge

Internationally recognized for the importance of its wetlands, Izembek National Wildlife Refuge, at the tip of the Alaskan peninsula,...
Jocassee Gorges

Jocassee Gorges

In the northwestern-most corner of South Carolina, crystal-clear rivers and streams surge through the high Blue Ridge Escarpment and...
John H. Chafee National Wildlife Refuge

John H. Chafee National Wildlife Refuge

Located on the shores of Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island, the John H. Chafee National Wildlife Refuge was established...
Joyce Wildlife Management Area

Joyce Wildlife Management Area

For more than two decades, the Fund has been working to protect and restore Louisiana’s coastal wetland and associated upland habitats, like...
Kanapaha Prairie

Kanapaha Prairie

Kanapaha Prairie, near Gainesville in Alachua County, is part of north-central Florida’s vast system of wet prairies. As a...
Kansas City Municipal Farm

Kansas City Municipal Farm

Home to a diverse array of habitat including wetlands, wooded areas and urban agriculture, the 441-acre Kansas City Municipal...
Kasilof River Wetlands – Alaska

Kasilof River Wetlands – Alaska

Help protect a critical piece of wetland habitat for migratory birds, salmon, beluga whales and more.Donation online:To donate online...
Kathryn Johnston Memorial Park

Kathryn Johnston Memorial Park

Kathryn Johnston Memorial Park will be The Conservation Fund’s third Park With Purpose built in Atlanta in partnership with...
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...
Kern River, Utah

Kern River, Utah

Desert tortoises were once one of the West’s most abundant reptiles, but their populations have declined 90 percent since...
Kesselring Farm And The Boy Scouts

Kesselring Farm And The Boy Scouts

At the Fund, we believe kids have the right to a healthy childhood and that a healthy childhood includes...
Kobuk Valley National Park

Kobuk Valley National Park

Every year, Alaska’s Western Arctic caribou herd migrates across a third of the state, including Kobuk Valley National Park. This remarkable herd,...
Lackawanna Highlands

Lackawanna Highlands

The Lackawanna Highlands project in northeastern Pennsylvania follows a trend across the country of vast privately-owned working forests in...
Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge

Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge

The elusive and solitary ocelot, a small wild cat with markings similar to a leopard or jaguar, once roamed...
Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge

Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge

Located deep in the Rio Grande Valley at the southeastern tip of Texas along the Rio Grande River and...
Lake County Green Infrastructure Strategy

Lake County Green Infrastructure Strategy

About halfway between Chicago and Milwaukee, on the shores of Lake Michigan, lies Lake County. Rich with prairies, wetlands,...
Lake Iliamna

Lake Iliamna

Lake Iliamna is Alaska’s largest lake. The depths of its crystal clear waters produce the largest returns of Sockeye...
Lake Michigan Beach Clean Up Goes to the Dogs

Lake Michigan Beach Clean Up Goes to the Dogs

The white-sand beaches and charming Lake Michigan communities in southwest Michigan known as Harbor Country are popular weekend getaway...
Leech Lake Watershed Foundation, Minnesota

Leech Lake Watershed Foundation, Minnesota

Just a few hours north of the Twin Cities, the pristine forests and clean waters that empty into Minnesota’s...