The Conservation Fund

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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...
Liberty Hill

Liberty Hill

Thirty miles northeast of Columbia, SC, is Lake Wateree, a 13,000-acre lake created in 1920 with the construction of...
Lindsay Street Park

Lindsay Street Park

The English Avenue and Vine City neighborhoods lie in the shadow of downtown Atlanta, less than a mile from...
Lithonia

Lithonia

Nominated for a listing on the National Register of Historic Places, the city of Lithonia, just outside Atlanta, includes...
Little River Canyon

Little River Canyon

Clean and wild, the Little River in northeast Alabama is America’s longest mountaintop river, cutting through the deepest canyon...
Live Oak Farm

Live Oak Farm

Rice is a staple of any Cajun kitchen, and it’s just as important to Louisiana’s economy as well. As...
Luke Lynch Wildlife Habitat Management Area

Luke Lynch Wildlife Habitat Management Area

Imagine 4,000 – 5,000 mule deer traversing the same 150 mile corridor twice each year during their spring and...
Machias Lakes

Machias Lakes

We partnered with the Maine Department of Conservation on the acquisition of nearly 8,000 acres surrounding the Machias Lakes of eastern...
Managing Mitigation Funds to Conserve Bird Habitat

Managing Mitigation Funds to Conserve Bird Habitat

As America’s demand for energy grows, providers are making major new investments in infrastructure. The emerging Rockies Express Pipeline...
Mapping the Future of Longleaf Pine

Mapping the Future of Longleaf Pine

Two hundred years ago, the “piney woods” of folk songs were a vast forest sweeping across 90 million acres...
Marais Des Cygnes National Wildlife Refuge Program

Marais Des Cygnes National Wildlife Refuge Program

Supported by donations from the Fund’s voluntary carbon and climate programs, we have restored more than 775 acres of...
Mark Twain National Forest, Missouri

Mark Twain National Forest, Missouri

Located in southern and central Missouri, the sizable Mark Twain National Forest stretches across 29 counties and encompasses 1.5...
Marlborough: Nature + Play

Marlborough: Nature + Play

In the 1930s, the Marlborough community in south-central Kansas City, Missouri, was booming. New housing developments, schools and a...
Matsuda Farm on Vashon Island, Washington

Matsuda Farm on Vashon Island, Washington

The Matsuda property was the last remaining farm on Vashon Island owned by a Japanese-American family. The farm grew...
Maurepas Swamp Wildlife Management Area

Maurepas Swamp Wildlife Management Area

Louisiana’s coastal wetlands are an amazing resource. They provide a buffer from devastating coastal storms, absorbing heavy rains that...
May Ranch

May Ranch

Ranching is a way of life for many families in Colorado. For the May family, their 16,000-acre ranch near...
McElroy Ranch

McElroy Ranch

Colorado boasts a strong legacy of family ranching, still evident today along the Colorado River corridor, from Granby to...
McIntosh SEED Community Forest

McIntosh SEED Community Forest

In the coastal flatwoods of Georgia, a project that demonstrates our focus on community and the environment is unfolding....
Meeteetse Spires in the Beartooth Mountains

Meeteetse Spires in the Beartooth Mountains

In early 2010 we completed the second and final phase of a land conservation project that adds 560 acres...
Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park

President Theodore Roosevelt established Mesa Verde National Park more than 100 years ago, protecting historic cliff dwellings and other...
Michaux State Forest

Michaux State Forest

Pennsylvania’s Michaux State Forest covers more than 85,000 acres and is referred to as the state’s ”cradle of forestry.”  We helped expand Michaux...
Middle Neches Forestland

Middle Neches Forestland

In one of the largest, most complex forestland projects in Texas history, The Conservation Fund and Renewable Resources, LLC,...
Milwaukee River Watershed Conservation Partnership

Milwaukee River Watershed Conservation Partnership

The Milwaukee River—a major tributary to Lake Michigan—provides clean drinking water for more than one million people. But excessive...
Mingo National Wildlife Refuge

Mingo National Wildlife Refuge

When settlers first came to Missouri’s Bootheel region, lush bottomland hardwood forests, including giant cypress and tupelo trees, blanketed...
Minidoka National Historic Site

Minidoka National Historic Site

At the start of World War II, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, authorizing the forced relocation...
Minnesota Northwoods

Minnesota Northwoods

Minnesota’s outdoor legacy is renowned. But across much of northern Minnesota, large swaths of industrial forestland—or those lands owned...
Mispillion Harbor

Mispillion Harbor

Does saving one mile make a difference?  At Mispillion Harbor it does. Mispillion is a critical stopover for the...
Missouri River Restoration

Missouri River Restoration

Stretching more than 2,300 miles from Three Forks, Montana, to St. Louis, Missouri, where it joins the Mississippi River,...
Misty Mountain Threadworks

Misty Mountain Threadworks

Misty Mountain Threadworks was founded on the belief that it could make the finest climbing harnesses in the world, and...