The Conservation Fund

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Civil War Battlefield Conservation: Missouri

Civil War Battlefield Conservation: Missouri

Pilot Knob Missouri’s vital role in the Civil War peaked in the late summer of 1864. Each side needed decisive...
Civil War Battlefield Conservation: New Mexico

Civil War Battlefield Conservation: New Mexico

Glorieta Pass  In March 1862, while Confederates from Texas battled a combined force of U. S. Regulars and volunteers from...
Civil War Battlefield Conservation: North Carolina

Civil War Battlefield Conservation: North Carolina

Averasboro We were able to help protect more than 80 acres of what was the Confederate line at the Battle of Averasboro,...
Civil War Battlefield Conservation: Tennessee

Civil War Battlefield Conservation: Tennessee

Franklin In partnership with the Franklin and Williamson County Heritage Foundation, the Fund protected nearly 60 acres on Roper’s Knob,...
Civil War Battlefield Conservation: Virginia

Civil War Battlefield Conservation: Virginia

The Conservation Fund has helped protect a dozen Civil War battlefields across the state of Virginia. Beaver Dam Creek We protected 236 acres...
Clark County

Clark County

The Fund has undertaken several different conservation projects with the Bureau of Land Management in Clark County. Clark County Grazing...
Clay County Community Revitalization Association

Clay County Community Revitalization Association

These days, when we talk about rural America, we hear a lot about the scarcity of opportunities and optimism....
Climate Change and the Chesapeake Bay

Climate Change and the Chesapeake Bay

The Chesapeake Bay region is one of the most vulnerable areas in the nation to sea level rise induced...
Coastal Resilience for Greater Baltimore

Coastal Resilience for Greater Baltimore

The Greater Baltimore Wilderness Coalition supports the vision of expanding a connected and protected green infrastructure network in populous central...
Community Food Sovereignty

Community Food Sovereignty

Conservation of our land and water resources is inextricably tied to food production and the health of people. If...
Community Forests

Community Forests

A community forest offers the local community value and benefits from the land, access and rights to the forest...
Conetoe Family Life Center

Conetoe Family Life Center

Conetoe, a small town of just 287 people, is located in rural northeastern North Carolina, in a county that...
Congaree Forest

Congaree Forest

Their mission has always been to protect and defend, but now five military installations are watching over something new:...
Connecticut River Valley

Connecticut River Valley

With some of the best farmland anywhere and historic properties throughout the region, the Connecticut River Valley is a...
Connecting Pinhoti And Appalachian Trails

Connecting Pinhoti And Appalachian Trails

When the Appalachian Trail was mapped in the 1920s, the plan set out by Benton Mackaye called for a...
Conservation Banking on the Rise in Texas

Conservation Banking on the Rise in Texas

Conservation banking is experiencing unprecedented interest and demand across the country. A mitigation technique first popularized in California and...
Conservation Efforts in Detroit

Conservation Efforts in Detroit

With a generation of young adults leaving in droves to find work, population decline is a serious issue with...
Conservation Invigorates Forest-Based Economies in Pennsylvania

Conservation Invigorates Forest-Based Economies in Pennsylvania

Northwestern Pennsylvania’s forests are essential to the region’s character and economy. These forests serve as a destination for tourists,...
Conservation Priority Mapping in West Virginia

Conservation Priority Mapping in West Virginia

West Virginia Conservation Action Plan The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) developed the WVCAP as a framework to...
Conservation Tools Help Montana Ranchers Realize a Dream

Conservation Tools Help Montana Ranchers Realize a Dream

Working ranches play a huge role in the environmental health of Montana, especially along the wildlife-rich Rocky Mountain Front....
Conserving the Northern Forest

Conserving the Northern Forest

Forests have defined a way of life in the northern New England states of Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine...
Conserving Water Resources

Conserving Water Resources

Shannon Brines began operating Brines Farm in 2004. Located in Dexter, Michigan (roughly 10 miles northwest of Ann Arbor),...
Copperhead Hollow State Wildlife Area Project

Copperhead Hollow State Wildlife Area Project

Warblers, wood thrushes and whip-poor-wills migrating through Illinois gained more room to stretch their wings, thanks to the efforts...
Cottonwood Ranches

Cottonwood Ranches

In west central Wyoming, the 75,000-acre Cottonwood Ranches owned by cattle rancher Freddie Botur have sustained his family’s way...
Cowee Forest

Cowee Forest

Cowee Forest consists of several parcels of former privately-owned forestland scattered along the borders where New York, Vermont and...
Creating a Catch for Maryland Anglers

Creating a Catch for Maryland Anglers

Every year thousands of anglers cast a line into Maryland’s waters in hope of catching a variety of sport...
CSX: West Virginia

CSX: West Virginia

Healthy Food Distribution Initiative In West Virginia, one in five children has limited or no access to fresh fruits, vegetables,...
CtrlAQUA Research Center and The Freshwater Institute

CtrlAQUA Research Center and The Freshwater Institute

The Conservation Fund’s Freshwater Institute, a recognized expert in the technology and design of aquaculture systems, is participating in...
Demolishing a Deadbeat Dam in Alaska

Demolishing a Deadbeat Dam in Alaska

The Dena’ina people of Eklutna have given much to the growth of Anchorage and Southcentral Alaska. Most of Anchorage...
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center

Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center

Successful conservation often takes a village, literally. In the small village of Mystic, Connecticut, Maggie Jones and her staff...