Type of Place

Hunting Lands


Many hunters will tell you, hunting is an American tradition that depends on open space. At The Conservation Fund, we know that hunters appreciate the need for natural areas. We also know that for conservation solutions to last, they need to make economic sense. When land is saved for public recreation, it becomes a valuable community resource—for hunters and others who enjoy activities like fishing and hiking. For more than 25 years, the Fund has been working to save America’s favorite outdoor places by helping local communities protect their natural areas.  Check out some of our land conservation projects that have preserved open space for hunting, more than 90% of the more than 7 million acres we’ve saved is open for public recreation, including hunting. 

Projects

Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge

The Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge covers roughly 9,000 acres of barrier island beaches and dunes, shrub-scrub, woodlands, farmlands...
Balancing Nature and Commerce in the Pennsylvania Wilds

Balancing Nature and Commerce in the Pennsylvania Wilds

The Pennsylvania Wilds (PA Wilds) has a lot to offer. With more than two million acres of public land—as...
Belfast Wildlife Management Area

Belfast Wildlife Management Area

We know that for conservation solutions to truly last they need to benefit the surrounding communities. After a two-year...
Big Rivers Wildlife Management Area and State Forest

Big Rivers Wildlife Management Area and State Forest

At the confluence of the Ohio and Tradewater Rivers in Union County along Kentucky’s border with Illinois, is the...
Big Thicket National Preserve

Big Thicket National Preserve

Renowned as the “biological crossroads of North America,” Big Thicket in east Texas is a remarkable mix of southeastern...
Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge is often referred to as the “Everglades of the North.” Located in the Chesapeake Bay region,...
Blair

Blair's Wharf

Completing The James River National Wildlife Refuge For more than 25 years, the Fund has worked with partners to fulfill their conservation...
Bridger-Teton National Forest

Bridger-Teton National Forest

The Bridger-Teton National Forest, just southeast of Jackson, Wyoming, encompasses an astounding 3.4 million acres of land.  The jagged...
Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge

Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge

Situated at 3,200 feet above sea level, Canaan Valley is the highest valley of its size east of the...
Carbon and Climate Upper Ouachita

Carbon and Climate Upper Ouachita

Project: Reforestation This project has been verified at Gold Level under the Climate, Community and Biodiversity (CCB) Standard, audited by...
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...
Downeast And Eastern Maine

Downeast And Eastern Maine

Eastern Maine and its famed coastal area known as Downeast Maine has a one-of-a-kind beauty, with pristine forests, clean...
Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge

Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge

The Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge protects more than 47,000 acres of southern New Jersey coastal salt-marsh and...
Elkhorn Mountains

Elkhorn Mountains

The Elkhorn Mountains stretch across 300,000 acres, stand 9,000-feet tall and contain some of the most important and vulnerable...
Farm and Wilderness Camp, Vermont

Farm and Wilderness Camp, Vermont

The Fund helped protect more than 440 acres of private forests, ridgeline and vista near the village of Plymouth,...
Forestland Around Fort Stewart in Georgia

Forestland Around Fort Stewart in Georgia

At more than 279,000 acres, Fort Stewart is the largest Army installation east of the Mississippi River. The Army Compatible Use...
Four State Forest

Four State Forest

The Northern Forest rises from the Tug Hill Plateau in central New York and stretches across Vermont, New Hampshire,...
Garrity Mountain Wildlife Management Area

Garrity Mountain Wildlife Management Area

In the 1880s, the prospect of copper drew miners to what would eventually become the town of Anaconda in...
Glatfelter Forest

Glatfelter Forest

Today, thousands of acres of privately owned forestland across Delaware are for sale, jeopardizing the state’s unique character and...
Green Infrastructure Plan for Louisiana Wildlife Management Areas

Green Infrastructure Plan for Louisiana Wildlife Management Areas

More than two million people live in Louisiana’s coastal areas, which generate nearly $120 billion in business every year...
Green Mountain National Forest

Green Mountain National Forest

One of only two national forests in the Northeast, the Green Mountain National Forest stretches from  the ancient Taconic...
Joyce Wildlife Management Area

Joyce Wildlife Management Area

For more than two decades, the Fund has been working to protect and restore Louisiana’s coastal wetland and associated upland habitats, like...
Lackawanna Highlands

Lackawanna Highlands

The Lackawanna Highlands project in northeastern Pennsylvania follows a trend across the country of vast privately-owned working forests in...
Lake Ophelia And Grand Cote National Wildlife Refuges

Lake Ophelia And Grand Cote National Wildlife Refuges

High above the Lake Ophelia and Grand Cote national wildlife refuges in central Louisiana, hundreds of thousands of birds...
Leading Companies Invest in Forests to Meet Climate Commitments

Leading Companies Invest in Forests to Meet Climate Commitments

Supported by donations from the Fund’s voluntary carbon and climate programs, we have restored more than 775 acres of...
Little River Canyon

Little River Canyon

Clean and wild, the Little River in northeast Alabama is America’s longest mountaintop river, cutting through the deepest canyon...
Mingo National Wildlife Refuge

Mingo National Wildlife Refuge

When settlers first came to Missouri’s Bootheel region, lush bottomland hardwood forests, including giant cypress and tupelo trees, blanketed...
Minnesota Northwoods

Minnesota Northwoods

Minnesota’s outdoor legacy is renowned. But across much of northern Minnesota, large swaths of industrial forestland—or those lands owned...
Nemadji River And Douglas County Forest

Nemadji River And Douglas County Forest

Back in 2010, the Fund worked with Douglas County to protect nearly 4,000 acres along the Nemadji River, safeguarding...
Ouachita National Forest

Ouachita National Forest

The Ouachita National Forest covers 1.8 million acres across Oklahoma and Arkansas. This beautiful forest has mountains, lakes, rivers and trails open...