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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...
Pleasant River Headwaters Forest – Maine

Pleasant River Headwaters Forest – Maine

The nearly 27,000 acre Pleasant River Headwaters Forest is one of the last remaining large, unprotected forest blocks in...
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 African American History at Fort Blakeley, Alabama

Preserving African American History at Fort Blakeley, Alabama

The Battle of Fort Blakeley—which many have called the “last stand of the Confederate States of America”—ranks among the...
Preserving Farms and Natural Areas in the Ann Arbor Greenbelt

Preserving Farms and Natural Areas in the Ann Arbor Greenbelt

The Ann Arbor Greenbelt is an innovative long-term land preservation program to curb the negative effects of development and...
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...
Preserving Minnesota’s Treasured Boundary Waters

Preserving Minnesota’s Treasured Boundary Waters

Spanning more than 1.1 million acres in northeastern Minnesota, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is an ecological treasure...
Preserving the ‘Peace of Land’ in North Carolina’s Piedmont

Preserving the ‘Peace of Land’ in North Carolina’s Piedmont

Over 90 acres of the Crossnore School & Children’s Home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina was beautiful, urban farmland. Not...
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...
Protecting One of Atlanta’s Largest Mature Forests

Protecting One of Atlanta’s Largest Mature Forests

Atlanta’s newest city park will preserve the ecologically and culturally significant 216-acre oak-hickory forest known locally as the Lake...
Protecting Some of the Rarest Species in Texas at Holly Beach

Protecting Some of the Rarest Species in Texas at Holly Beach

A stunning and ecologically important southern Texas landscape—providing habitat for some of the rarest species in the state—was slated...
Protecting the Gopher Tortoise along Georgia’s Coastline

Protecting the Gopher Tortoise along Georgia’s Coastline

One of the few tortoises native to North America, the gopher tortoise is facing serious pressures from urban development...
Protecting the Poppies of Walker Canyon, Lake Elsinore, California

Protecting the Poppies of Walker Canyon, Lake Elsinore, California

In the spring, a large, relatively unknown poppy field shocked Southern California with a one-of-a-kind super bloom. Covering hillsides...
Protection of Tortoise Habitat Provides Assurances to Farming and Forest Industries 

Protection of Tortoise Habitat Provides Assurances to Farming and Forest Industries 

Challenge Forestry and agriculture are critical industries across the South and Georgia is no exception. Together, they contribute nearly $112...
Range-wide Indiana Bat In-Lieu Fee Program

Range-wide Indiana Bat In-Lieu Fee Program

The "Range-wide Indiana Bat In-Lieu Fee Program" provides a practical mitigation option for unavoidable adverse impacts to Indiana bats...
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...
Ready Capital Preserves A Historic Nevada Ranch

Ready Capital Preserves A Historic Nevada Ranch

Jacks Valley Ranch is a little piece of Nevada history. Situated on the backside of Lake Tahoe in the...
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...
Researching and Restoring West Virginia’s Declining Brook Trout Population

Researching and Restoring West Virginia’s Declining Brook Trout Population

West Virginia’s native brook trout populations are struggling. A collaboration between the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources and...
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 and other sources in the Mississippi River Watershed is contributing to a hypoxic zone,...