The Conservation Fund

Our Projects

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 

A community garden and neighborhood gathering place established to honor a matriarch of Atlanta’s English Avenue community.
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...
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,...
Milwaukee River Watershed Conservation Partnership

Milwaukee River Watershed Conservation Partnership

As a major tributary to Lake Michigan –  one of the main sources of drinking water in the Greater...
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...
Minnesota’s Heritage Forest — Minnesota

Minnesota’s Heritage Forest — Minnesota

At the beginning of the 21st Century, PotlatchDeltic Corporation, a timberland real estate investment trust, was one of the...
Minnesota’s Martin County Conservation Partnership

Minnesota’s Martin County Conservation Partnership

Tallgrass prairies are uniquely Midwestern. These grassy ecosystems are ideal for wildlife grazing and recreational activities like hunting and...
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...
Mount Hope Community Garden, San Diego, California

Mount Hope Community Garden, San Diego, California

Established by Project New Village, the Mount Hope Community Garden provides a Southeastern San Diego neighborhood a greenspace to...
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,...