The Conservation Fund

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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...
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...
Natural Capital Investment Fund Helps Dairy Employees Become Owners in North Carolina

Natural Capital Investment Fund Helps Dairy Employees Become Owners in North Carolina

Goat Lady Dairy has found success not only as one of the largest and oldest cheese dairies in the...
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...
Nemadji River And Douglas County Forest

Nemadji River And Douglas County Forest

Back in 2010, the Fund worked with Douglas County to protect nearly 4,000 acres along the Nemadji River, safeguarding...
Neu

Neu's Point and Och's Point State Wildlife Management Areas

Between 1804 and 1806, explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark opened the American West on their historic quest to...
New Funding Leads To Large-Scale Conservation In West Virginia

New Funding Leads To Large-Scale Conservation In West Virginia

In West Virginia, forests cover 78 percent of the state and account for $3 billion of its economy. Forests...
New River Initiative

New River Initiative

The New River connects communities in 21 rural counties across three states (North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia) in southern...
North Coast Forest Conservation Initiative

North Coast Forest Conservation Initiative

America’s favorite forests include the redwoods along California’s North Coast. The redwood region is known for its raw beauty...
North Platte River

North Platte River

As part of an effort to provide additional recreational access along the North Platte River in southeastern Wyoming, The...
North Rim of the Grand Canyon

North Rim of the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is one of America’s favorite destinations—more than five million people visit each year to take in...
Northern Forestlands

Northern Forestlands

Did you know that more than half of the forestland in the United States is privately owned and therefore...
Oconee National Forest

Oconee National Forest

Did you know that forestry is the largest manufacturing sector in Georgia? Forests are a critical part of the state’s...
Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge

In the southeastern corner of Georgia, along the Florida border, lies one of the largest and most primitive swamps...