The Conservation Fund

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Improving the Sustainability of Land-Based Closed-Containment Systems

Improving the Sustainability of Land-Based Closed-Containment Systems

Research at The Freshwater Institute focuses on developing and improving technologies to enhance the sustainability of the modern fish...
In Wyoming, Using Mitigation To Benefit Family Ranches

In Wyoming, Using 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...
Increasing Farm Productivity

Increasing Farm Productivity

Adam and Dru Montri started Ten Hens Farm in 2008 with little more than a quarter acre of land....
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...
Innovative Use of Beetle Kill Wood

Innovative Use of Beetle Kill Wood

Rogue Resources is a 19-year old enterprise based in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, that has primarily operated in three lines...
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,...
Jacks Valley Ranch

Jacks Valley Ranch

Jacks Valley Ranch is a little piece of Nevada history. Situated on the backside of Lake Tahoe in the...
Jackson Hole Land Trust, Wyoming

Jackson Hole Land Trust, Wyoming

Wyoming’s Teton County is an outdoor paradise in the heart of the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem. It’s here, in the Snake River...
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...
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 ranged...
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...
Lake Ophelia And Grand Cote National Wildlife Refuges

Lake Ophelia And Grand Cote National Wildlife Refuges

High above the Lake Ophelia and Grand Cote national wildlife refuges in central Louisiana, hundreds of thousands of birds...
Land-Based Closed-Containment Aquaculture with the Atlantic Salmon Federation

Land-Based Closed-Containment Aquaculture with the Atlantic Salmon Federation

In 2011 two conservation organizations came to the same understanding, an idea formed probably while fishing where the best...
Lavender Helps a Family Farm Bloom

Lavender Helps a Family Farm Bloom

Norma DeCamp Burns wants to keep her North Carolina family farm from disappearing. In the Tar Heel state, that’s...
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...
Leelanau State Park

Leelanau State Park

If you envision Michigan as the palm of your hand, some of the state’s most important conservation lands can...
Lesser Prairie-Chicken Habitat

Lesser Prairie-Chicken Habitat

The lesser prairie-chicken is commonly recognized for its feathered feet, stout build and mating behavior. Males perform a sequence...
Lewis and Clark National Historical Park

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park

Long fascinated by what lay west of the Mississippi River, President Thomas Jefferson in 1803 commissioned Captain Meriwether Lewis...