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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...
Minidoka National Historic Site

Minidoka National Historic Site

In February 1942, two months after the United States formally entered World War II, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed...
Minnesota Chippewa Tribe – Bois Forte Band

Minnesota Chippewa Tribe – Bois Forte Band

In 2020, we acquired an expansive forest landscape known as the Minnesota Heritage Forest. Nearly 40% of those lands...
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,...
Mitigating for Impacts on Federal Land

Mitigating for Impacts on Federal Land

PPL Electric Utilities Corporation (PPL) and Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) were the permit applicants constructing an...
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...
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,...
Namekagon Barrens

Namekagon Barrens

The Namekagon Barrens in northwest Wisconsin are actually anything but barren. The mix of brush, prairie and forest provide...
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...
Navajo River Watershed in Colorado

Navajo River Watershed in Colorado

When our colleague Tom Macy first visited the Navajo River Watershed in southwest Colorado 30 years ago, it was...
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...
Offsetting Wind Energy Impacts to State-Listed Chorus Frog

Offsetting Wind Energy Impacts to State-Listed Chorus Frog

Illinois passed groundbreaking legislation called the Future Jobs and Energy Act setting ambitious goals for renewable energy as wind...