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Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge

Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge

The Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge is the gateway to the Great Lakes and contains one of the largest and...
Sickler Farm

Sickler Farm

When Lisa and Jeff Sickler moved to their new Moatsville, West Virginia, farm in 2009, they started off simply: ...
Silver Lake Wildlife Management Area

Silver Lake Wildlife Management Area

The nearly 8,400-acre Silver Lake Wildlife Management Area sits in the southwest corner of Georgia, near Bainbridge. The Fund...
Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge

Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge

The Fund helps communities save their favorite outdoor places. This was the case in 2011 when a local land...
SINTEF and Freshwater Institute Compare the Economics and Carbon Footprint of Salmon Farming Systems

SINTEF and Freshwater Institute Compare the Economics and Carbon Footprint of Salmon Farming Systems

A collaboration between the Freshwater Institute and SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture examines two types of salmon farming systems—open net...
SJ Morse Company

SJ Morse Company

Steve Morse is a pioneer. In 2001, his company, SJ Morse Company, based in Capon Bridge, WV—a small town...
Skinner Mountain Forest

Skinner Mountain Forest

Hidden within northeastern Tennessee’s Skinner Mountain Forest is a dramatic landscape—gorges, cliffs, waterfalls, and an intricate maze of caves...
Snead Farm

Snead Farm

In 2011, we helped with a land preservation agreement that permanently protects the 290-acres of Emmett Snead III’s pick-your-own...
Snow Mountain Ranch

Snow Mountain Ranch

Each year, the YMCA of the Rockies’ spectacular Snow Mountain Ranch reconnects thousands of kids with nature through environmental...
Sodalis Nature Preserve

Sodalis Nature Preserve

Mark Twain put Hannibal, Missouri, on the map. The tranquil landscapes of his boyhood town on the Mississippi River...
SolFarm Solar Company

SolFarm Solar Company

SolFarm Solar Company, based in Asheville, North Carolina, provides consultation and installation services for solar energy systems. The company...
South Boulder Creek

South Boulder Creek

Nestled between the 14,000-acre James Peak Wilderness and sprawling rural subdivisions and urban areas in the South Boulder Creek...
Southeast Coast Saltwater Paddling Trail

Southeast Coast Saltwater Paddling Trail

Paddlers have a great new website for navigating the Southeast Coast Saltwater Paddling Trail (SECT). This extensive trail allows for...
Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy

Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy

The Appalachian Mountains unfold between Tennessee and North Carolina in rugged land that beckons with bird calls, breathtaking views...
Southern West Virginia Tourism Initiative

Southern West Virginia Tourism Initiative

Despite having plentiful natural resources, many communities across southern West Virginia that have been historically dependent on coal are...
Southwest Alaska Salmon Habitat Initiative

Southwest Alaska Salmon Habitat Initiative

With hundreds of pristine rivers, lakes and streams, the Southwest Alaska region abounds with natural resources, diverse habitats, world-class...
Spartanburg Rapid Parks Assessment

Spartanburg Rapid Parks Assessment

Nonprofit organizations and foundations turn to The Conservation Fund to identify protection opportunities for an array of open spaces...
Stacy Family Farm Grows With NCIF

Stacy Family Farm Grows With NCIF

The Stacy family traces its Ohio agricultural roots back to 1899, when Albert and Lina Frost Stacy purchased 24...
State Game Lands 93

State Game Lands 93

September 11, 2001 is one of the most tragic days in our nation’s history. Nearly 3,000 people died as...
Stehekin At Lake Chelan National Recreation Area

Stehekin At Lake Chelan National Recreation Area

Stehekin is a small, remote settlement within the 62,000-acre Lake Chelan National Recreation Area.  Permanent residents number less than 100, but...
Stones River, Nashville

Stones River, Nashville

When we helped complete Nashville’s first Open Space Plan in 2011, we identified the scenic and historic 600-acre Stones River...
Strategic Conservation for Kona, Hawai

Strategic Conservation for Kona, Hawai'i

The Kona, Hawaii, Community Development Plan provides a strategic framework for guiding future land development and conservation decisions in...
Strategic Conservation for the Loxahatchee River Watershed

Strategic Conservation for the Loxahatchee River Watershed

For decades, Florida has been experiencing tremendous growth. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Florida is likely to surpass...
Strategic Conservation Plan for Nevada

Strategic Conservation Plan for Nevada

In Nevada, where the federal government owns more than 86 percent of the land, conservation needs to be strategic....
Strategic Conservation Plan: Blackwater 2100

Strategic Conservation Plan: Blackwater 2100

The vast tidal marshes of the Chesapeake Bay region are an ecological treasure. Nowhere in the Bay are these...
Strategic Mitigation for Pipelines: NiSource Gas

Strategic Mitigation for Pipelines: NiSource Gas

NiSource Inc. (NiSource), a Fortune 500 natural gas transmission and storage company, operates a 15,500 linear mile network of...
Strategic Mitigation for Wind Energy In the Midwest

Strategic Mitigation for Wind Energy In the Midwest

As concerns mount over the high costs and long-term environmental impacts of fossil fuels, wind has become an increasingly...
Striving for Thriving: Balancing Nature and Commerce in Transylvania County

Striving for Thriving: Balancing Nature and Commerce in Transylvania County

Tucked among the rolling hills and waterfalls of Pisgah National Forest, Dupont State Forest, and many other recreational destinations,...
Sturgeon River

Sturgeon River

Nature-based tourism is an important economic base in many communities, especially in rural places like Michigan’s famed Upper Peninsula...
Superior Fresh

Superior Fresh

At the Freshwater Institute, we know that the future of sustainable seafood lies in developing innovative approaches that value...