The Conservation Fund

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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...
Pisgah National Forest

Pisgah National Forest

Rushing waterfalls and melodious birdcalls lift the deep quiet of Pisgah National Forest in the Appalachian Mountains. In 2009, we...
Potomac Valley Audubon Society Watershed Education Initiative

Potomac Valley Audubon Society Watershed Education Initiative

Freshwater Institute staff assisted with the “Watershed Education Initiative,” an environmental education program offered by the Potomac Valley Audubon...
Powderhorn Ranch

Powderhorn Ranch

Approximately 94% of land in Texas is privately owned. With the state’s population continuing to grow, there’s a critical...
Preserving Farmland in the Ann Arbor Greenbelt

Preserving Farmland in the Ann Arbor Greenbelt

For a relatively small city, Ann Arbor is a happening place—urbane and collegiate, but also earthy and unpretentious. Downtown...
Preserving Habitat While Maintaining Military Readiness—Camp Williams, Utah

Preserving Habitat While Maintaining Military Readiness—Camp Williams, Utah

Protecting valuable habitat that surrounds our military installations is vital to both our national security and the species that...
Prickly Pear Land Trust

Prickly Pear Land Trust

As one of Montana’s fastest growing cities, Helena is facing rapid development. Consequently, conservationists and community advocates are coming...
Promoting A New Generation Of Farmers

Promoting A New Generation Of Farmers

In 2008, with hopes of building healthy, self-sustaining communities, Adrienne Lee and Ken Lamson started New Beat Farm. Lots...
Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge

Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge

Established in 1996, the Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is the newest of four refuges that make...
Recirculating Aquaculture Systems Design

Recirculating Aquaculture Systems Design

The National Cold Water Marine Aquaculture Center (NCWMAC) is a new research facility established by USDA ARS to improve...
Reclaiming the Coharie River

Reclaiming the Coharie River

The Coharie River has long served as the lifeblood of the Coharie tribal community and its ancestors. The river...
Red River National Wildlife Refuge

Red River National Wildlife Refuge

With its roots high in the Texas Panhandle, two forks of the Red River confluence at the Texas-Oklahoma border...
Reed Forest

Reed Forest

Forests dominate Maine’s landscape, blanketing 90 percent of the state1 and weaving into every fabric of its identity. More than...
Remembering the Sand Creek Massacre

Remembering the Sand Creek Massacre

150 years ago, at dawn, in a dry creek bed in southeast Colorado, a troop of nearly 700 Colorado...
Restoring A Forest - And Home For The Coastal Tailed Frog

Restoring A Forest - And Home For The Coastal Tailed Frog

When The Conservation Fund purchased the 24,000-acre Garcia River Forest in the heart of Northern California’s redwood country in...
Returning To His Farming Roots

Returning To His Farming Roots

Roger Outlaw, who is 64, has farmed all his life. Most recently though, his work in manufacturing meant he...
Reviving a Dead Zone in the Gulf of Mexico

Reviving a Dead Zone in the Gulf of Mexico

Runoff of nutrients from farmland in the Mississippi River Watershed is contributing to a hypoxic zone, or “dead zone,”...
River Revitalization Foundation, Wisconsin

River Revitalization Foundation, Wisconsin

Three Wisconsin rivers—the Milwaukee, Menomonee, and Kinnickinnic—join in bustling downtown Milwaukee before flowing into Lake Michigan. These rivers define the...
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River's Edge Treehouse Resort

When Laila and Doug Mortimer retired to Robbinsville, North Carolina, they did not expect to be building treehouses.  But the...
Roanoke River Partners

Roanoke River Partners

Celebrating Ecotourism and Regional Heritage Roanoke River Partners is a nonprofit dedicated to preserving and promoting the natural, cultural and...
Roaring Creek At Weiser State Forest

Roaring Creek At Weiser State Forest

In 2003, The Conservation Fund teamed up with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to protect nearly 9,000 acres...
Rock Cave IGA

Rock Cave IGA

Glen and Jo Ann Hawkins first opened their Rock Cave, West Virginia, convenience store and gasoline station in 1990....
Rocky Mountain Front

Rocky Mountain Front

Where Montana’s dramatic peaks give way to the Northern Great Plains, the Rocky Mountain Front forms a landscape unlike...
Sabine Ranch, Texas

Sabine Ranch, Texas

Located 75 miles east of Houston, the 12,356-acre Sabine Ranch is almost entirely within the boundary of the McFaddin...
Safeguarding Forestland Along the Suwannee River

Safeguarding Forestland Along the Suwannee River

In north Florida and across much of the southeast, vast working forests are being cleared and converted to more...
Saginaw Bay Watershed Initative Network

Saginaw Bay Watershed Initative Network

The largest watershed in Michigan, Saginaw Bay is located between the thumb and forefinger of Michigan’s “mitten” on the...