The Conservation Fund

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San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge

San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge

Our passion for conservation means we’re dedicated to saving land—no matter how complex the project. That’s why, over the...
San Diego Urban Agriculture

San Diego Urban Agriculture

Each year, the United States grants sanctuary to 50,000 refugees displaced by war or political crisis. Many of them...
San Juan Island National Historical Park

San Juan Island National Historical Park

Located in the waters between Vancouver Island to the west and Washington State to the east – and  just a short...
Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site

Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site

The Sand Creek Massacre is one of the most tragic events in America’s history, and marked a major turning...
Sand Ranch

Sand Ranch

Throughout the Southwest and Midwest, the lesser prairie-chicken’s population size and geographic range have dramatically diminished due to the...
Sansavilla Wildlife Management Area

Sansavilla Wildlife Management Area

The Altamaha River is Georgia’s largest free-flowing river, winding 137 miles from the center of the state all the...
Santee National Wildlife Refuge, South Carolina Tree Planting

Santee National Wildlife Refuge, South Carolina Tree Planting

Santee National Wildlife Refuge encompasses approximately 13,000 acres, including 39 miles of shoreline along the banks of Lake Marion,...
Saving A 300-Year-Old Colonial Settlement Site In Connecticut

Saving A 300-Year-Old Colonial Settlement Site In Connecticut

The town of Groton, Connecticut, has a long history dating to before its incorporation in 1705, and the 63-acre...
Saving San Diego

Saving San Diego's Open Space

San Diego is known for its miles of coastline and beautiful beaches. But there is more to this coastal...
Sax-Zim Bog

Sax-Zim Bog

The mix of spongy peat land and spruce forest that make up the Sax-Zim Bog in northern Minnesota, just...
Seafood

Seafood's "40 under 40": John Davidson

John Davidson is a senior research associate at the Conservation Fund’s Freshwater Institute. Since 1998, John has conducted research...
Sherwood Forest in Tennessee

Sherwood Forest in Tennessee

Located in Southeast Tennessee, an hour west of Chattanooga, the Sherwood Forest stretches across more than 4,000 acres of...
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 & Freshwater Compare the Economics & Carbon Footprint of Salmon Farming

SINTEF & Freshwater Compare the Economics & Carbon Footprint of Salmon Farming

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...