The Conservation Fund

Our Projects

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...
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...
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...
Love is Love Cooperative Farm

Love is Love Cooperative Farm

Love is Love Cooperative Farm is a Certified Organic diverse vegetable, fruit, and flower partnership of five talented and...
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...
Madison/Boone Resource & Recreation Action Plan

Madison/Boone Resource & Recreation Action Plan

Advancing placemaking to enhance natural and cultural assets, recreation options, community health, and lasting economic opportunity. 
Making Nature More Accessible at the Pismo Preserve

Making Nature More Accessible at the Pismo Preserve

The Pismo Preserve is a picturesque stretch of land that sits just above California’s Pismo Beach, a few short...
Managing Mitigation Funds to Conserve Bird Habitat

Managing Mitigation Funds to Conserve Bird Habitat

Energy providers are making major new investments in infrastructure to meet the growing American demand. The 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...
Marlborough Greenspace in Missouri

Marlborough Greenspace in Missouri

Throughout the 20th century, discriminatory housing practices, school zoning, interstate development and redlining aggressively shaped the demographics and socioeconomics...
Marton Ranch, Wyoming

Marton Ranch, Wyoming

The 35,670-acre Marton Ranch encompasses vast wildlife habitat and a premier fly-fishing location within the North Platte region outside...
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...
Mattie Freeland Park 

Mattie Freeland Park 

For many years, this community garden and gathering place was stewarded by dedicated neighbors and advocates to honor a...
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...
McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area, Colorado

McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area, Colorado

The 177-acre Crow Bottom property secures public recreation opportunities with 1.5 miles of river frontage along the beautiful Colorado...
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...
Melrose Air Force Range

Melrose Air Force Range

The flat, open expanse of grassland prairie in the plains region of eastern New Mexico makes an ideal location...
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...
Michigan’s Farmland Legacy Program

Michigan’s Farmland Legacy Program

Protecting farmland from development has been a priority in Michigan for a long time—over 20 years. Roughly 63 properties...
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,...
Military Readiness Fund

Military Readiness Fund

The Challenge Once remote U.S. military installations are facing rapid development from surrounding communities that constrains training operations and threatens...