The Conservation Fund

Our Projects

Upper Green River Valley Initiative

Upper Green River Valley Initiative

The Conservation Fund and a host of partners launched the Upper Green River Valley Initiative in 2008 to conserve...
Upper Neuse Clean Water Initiative

Upper Neuse Clean Water Initiative

As the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina continues to grow, development threatens to cover valuable land in the Upper...
Upper Ouachita National Wildlife Refuge

Upper Ouachita National Wildlife Refuge

Louisiana’s Ouachita River starts just 20 miles north of Monroe and stretches more than 42,500 acres north over the...
Upper Snake River

Upper Snake River

Beginning in the mountains of Yellowstone National Park, the mighty Snake River begins its journey as two smaller rivers,...
Usal Redwood Forest

Usal Redwood Forest

Almost twice the size of San Francisco, the 50,000-acre Usal Redwood Forest, in Mendocino County, is a classic sweep...
Valley Verde Community Food Systems

Valley Verde Community Food Systems

Santa Clara County, California, is the epicenter of the tech industry. Home to Silicon Valley, it is also one...
Vermilion County Conservation District

Vermilion County Conservation District

Riding the rails doesn’t require a train anymore. With just a bicycle, or your own two feet, you can...
Village Creek State Park

Village Creek State Park

The 69-mile long Village Creek is recognized as one of the last free-flowing streams in East Texas. It’s a...
Vinton Furnace State Experimental Forest and State Wildlife Area

Vinton Furnace State Experimental Forest and State Wildlife Area

The establishment of Vinton Furnace State Experimental Forest in 2010 is a great example of the Fund’s ongoing effort to conserve...
Washoe Valley

Washoe Valley

To date, the Fund has conserved more than 2,000 acres of open space and 3,200 acre-feet of surface and...
Watershed Planning for the Schuylkill River

Watershed Planning for the Schuylkill River

The Schuylkill River Watershed Initiative was formed to increase communication and collaboration among nonprofit organizations and to promote a...
Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

Located about 40 miles south of Mobile, Alabama, Weeks Bay NERR encompasses more than 6,500 acres—of which nearly 5,000...
Werowocomoco

Werowocomoco

Of the many adventures in the New World documented by English explorer Captain John Smith, perhaps none is more...
West Virginia Elk Habitat

West Virginia Elk Habitat

In the heart of West Virginia's southern coal fields, there is a long history of environmental conservation and economic...
West Virginia Tributary Strategies for Chesapeake Bay Restoration

West Virginia Tributary Strategies for Chesapeake Bay Restoration

While the Chesapeake Bay has played important roles in our nation’s heritage, the current impacts of pollution have created...
Westcave Preserve, Texas

Westcave Preserve, Texas

Austin may be the Lone Star State’s most forward-thinking city, but just outside town—in the hill country—Westcave Preserve takes...
Western New York Land Conservancy

Western New York Land Conservancy

Near the Lake Erie shore, the community of Eden boasts some of New York state’s most fertile soil. That’s...
Whidbey-Camano Land Trust

Whidbey-Camano Land Trust

Just nine staff members make up the Whidbey-Camano Land Trust. Their mission: protect the natural resources of the picturesque...
White Clay Creek Preserve

White Clay Creek Preserve

With its rolling green hills, quaint covered bridges and historic stone farmhouses, parts of Chester County, in southeastern Pennsylvania,...
Wind Cave National Park

Wind Cave National Park

Considered a sacred place by the Lakota, Wind Cave is one of the longest and most complex caves in...
Wood-Tikchick State Park

Wood-Tikchick State Park

Alaska’s Wood-Tikchik State Park is known for its expansive, undeveloped wilderness and abundant wildlife. As a major spawning area...
Woodbury and Hamilton Ridge Forestlands

Woodbury and Hamilton Ridge Forestlands

The continued fragmentation of southern forests because of subdivision, land use changes and development is one of the most...
Woodchip Bioreactor Research

Woodchip Bioreactor Research

The Freshwater Institute Bioreactor Project At The Conservation Fund Freshwater Institute, we have invested significant effort into research on the...
Young Loggers Buck the Trend

Young Loggers Buck the Trend

Entrepreneurs Will and Wes Coleman are doubling harvesting capacity in an industry seeing fewer young workers.  Logging crews are...
Zion National Park

Zion National Park

For three decades, Dallen and Karen Spendlove and their four children have been excellent stewards for their 2,400-acre ranch...