The Conservation Fund

Our Projects

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,...
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...
MJ Ranch

MJ Ranch

The Conservation Fund led the effort, in collaboration with several public and private partners, to complete conservation easements in...
Monitoring Water Quality in the Great Valley Region

Monitoring Water Quality in the Great Valley Region

In 1986, the Freshwater Institute began monitoring nine natural springs—with an eye toward water quality and environmental health—spanning across...
Monmouth Battlefield State Park

Monmouth Battlefield State Park

On June 28, 1778, General George Washington’s Continental Army attacked the British just outside Monmouth Court House in New...
Montana Homegrown Wood

Montana Homegrown Wood

Artisan craftsmanship is evident in every product Sustainable Lumber Company (SLC) produces. By combining local timber, skilled workmanship, and...
Mother Earth Produce

Mother Earth Produce

Despite being surrounded by agriculture, Andrea and Graham Duvall realized that many people in Western North Carolina did not...
Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust

Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the former mill town of Orange, Massachusetts is a “food desert”—a community...
Moving to Mainstreet and Conserving Energy:  The Custard Stand

Moving to Mainstreet and Conserving Energy: The Custard Stand

Since first opening in 1991, The Custard Stand, owned by Dee and Angie Cowger, has opened locations across West...
Mt. Baldy, Los Angeles

Mt. Baldy, Los Angeles

If you’re in the Los Angeles area, look north to the San Gabriel Mountains and you’ll see Mt. Baldy,...
Namekagon Barrens

Namekagon Barrens

The Namekagon Barrens in northwest Wisconsin are actually anything but barren. The mix of brush, prairie and forest provide...
Native Village of Eklutna

Native Village of Eklutna

The Dena’ina people of Eklutna have given much to the growth of Anchorage and Southcentral Alaska. Most of Anchorage...
Natural Heritage Land Trust, Wisconsin

Natural Heritage Land Trust, Wisconsin

Giant teardrops. Whale profiles. Sculpted mounds. People get creative when describing drumlins: steep, narrow hills that clump in large...
Neches River

Neches River

Often referred to as Texas’ last “wild” river, the Neches flows more than 415 miles through east Texas, primarily through the...