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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...
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 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...
On Track with Healthy Foods Grant Program

On Track with Healthy Foods Grant Program

The Conservation Fund and CSX are proud to partner to support community projects that increase access to local, fresh...
Optimizing Environmental Stewardship: Maryland Route 301

Optimizing Environmental Stewardship: Maryland Route 301

The Maryland State Highway Administration turned to us to identify and evaluate conservation and restoration opportunities in the vicinity...
Optimizing Farmland Protection in Baltimore County

Optimizing Farmland Protection in Baltimore County

With one of the nation’s most established farmland preservation efforts, Baltimore County in 2006 reached a major milestone: preserving...
Optimizing Green Infrastructure and Farmland for Kent County, Delaware

Optimizing Green Infrastructure and Farmland for Kent County, Delaware

Confronting haphazard sprawl, Delaware state leaders turned to us in 2006 to assess the green infrastructure resources in Kent...
Ouachita National Forest

Ouachita National Forest

The Ouachita National Forest covers 1.8 million acres across Oklahoma and Arkansas. This beautiful forest has mountains, lakes, rivers and trails open...
Pacific Crest Trail

Pacific Crest Trail

Hikers call the Pacific Crest Trail one of the “triple crown” long-distance trails, along with the Appalachian Trail and...
Pacific Salmon Restoration Program Planning

Pacific Salmon Restoration Program Planning

The Chelan County Public Utility District (PUD) rears Pacific salmon and steelhead associated with the Upper Columbia River as...
Palisades Preserve

Palisades Preserve

In 2007, the Fund aided the Great Rivers Land Trust and its partners in the creation of the Palisades...
Palmetto-Peartree Preserve

Palmetto-Peartree Preserve

The Conservation Fund established the 10,000-acre Palmetto-Peartree Preserve in 1999 with funding from the North Carolina Department of Transportation....
Parks with Purpose in Atlanta

Parks with Purpose in Atlanta

Conservation efforts, especially in urban areas, often are complicated; but we’ve taken on the challenge in Atlanta with both environmental...
Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge

Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge

The National Wildlife Refuge System is the only network of federal lands specifically dedicated for wildlife conservation. It consists...
Pershing State Park

Pershing State Park

Pershing State Park’s wet prairies and bottomland forests teem with diverse birds, endangered Indiana bats and lush plants. In 2009,...
Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park

Arizona’s Petrified Forest is famous for its expansive vistas—stark moon-like landscapes and the colorful eroding badlands of the Painted...
Pinchot State Forest

Pinchot State Forest

In northeast Pennsylvania, Pinchot State Forest  is a beautiful natural area that shelters wildlife and offers outdoor enthusiasts a colorful...