Type of Place

Wild Havens


From grizzly bears to songbirds, animals need wild havens where they can safely eat, rest, migrate or live. We rely on these landscapes, too. Wild havens offer us an escape into the outdoors. The projects below represent some of the natural areas we’re working to protect. 

Projects

A Bright Future for Rocky Fork

A Bright Future for Rocky Fork

The nearly 10,000-acre Rocky Fork property lies within Cherokee National Forest in Tennessee and abuts the Pisgah National Forest...
A Bright Future for the Desert Tortoise

A Bright Future for the Desert Tortoise

If you’ve never seen a desert tortoise, you’re not alone. This extremely elusive creature spends 95 percent of its...
A Bright Idea for Big Energy Savings: Inter-State Hardwoods

A Bright Idea for Big Energy Savings: Inter-State Hardwoods

Inter-State Hardwoods, located in Bartow, West Virginia, is a family-owned sawmill with roots dating back to 1939, when it first...
A Future for Good Hope Farm in Cary, North Carolina

A Future for Good Hope Farm in Cary, North Carolina

Good Hope Farm is an historic farmstead situated within a half mile of 3,500 residents of Cary, North Carolina....
A Simply Natural Approach to Dairy

A Simply Natural Approach to Dairy

Simply Natural Creamery and Dairy Farm is a testament to Neil Moye’s willingness to innovate and diversify beyond tobacco...
Adapting to Climate Change at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

Adapting to Climate Change at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

Scientists predict that, if no action is taken, virtually all of today’s tidal wetlands in the Chesapeake Bay will...
Adirondack Park

Adirondack Park

Encompassing one-third of the total land area of New York State, Adirondack Park is a unique collection of public...
Admiralty Island National Monument

Admiralty Island National Monument

Located in Tongass National Forest, Admiralty Island National Monument encompasses the majestic landscapes emblematic of Alaska. Here, the remote,...
Alaska

Alaska's Cold, Wild Kenai River

Alaska’s wild salmon are a natural and economic wonder. One of the areas where their amazing journey from spawning...
An Emerald Necklace for Los Angeles

An Emerald Necklace for Los Angeles

As one of the nation's largest metropolitan areas, the Los Angeles region should be a recognized leader in park...
Anacostia River Water Trail Guide

Anacostia River Water Trail Guide

America’s earliest history meets the modern-day challenges of river restoration and watershed conservation along the Anacostia River, which flows...
Androscoggin Valley Conservation Initiative

Androscoggin Valley Conservation Initiative

The Fund has been working for nearly a decade in the Androscoggin Valley, conserving river frontage, wildlife corridors and historic lands. Our...
Annie

Annie's: Baking in Benefits in Asheville

When Joe and Annie Ritota first met, Joe was a fourth generation baker of artisan bread and Annie owned a...
Antioch Park, Nashville

Antioch Park, Nashville

Since October 2014, we have been working with the Joe C. Davis Foundation on our latest open space protection...
Appalachian Gateway Communities Initiative

Appalachian Gateway Communities Initiative

Appalachia’s gateway communities—communities that border publicly owned lands such as national and state parks and forests—often struggle to balance the...
Appalachian Trail, Vermont

Appalachian Trail, Vermont

The Fund helped the National Park Service acquire more than 1,200 acres near the Killington Section of the Appalachian...
Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area

Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area

Located in DeKalb, Henry and Rockdale Counties, just 20 minutes from downtown Atlanta, Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area is widely...
Ashley River Historic District / Middleton Place Woodlands

Ashley River Historic District / Middleton Place Woodlands

Located in the fastest growing county in South Carolina, the Ashley River historic district is considered one of the...
Atlanta BeltLine

Atlanta BeltLine

It’s the most comprehensive development effort ever undertaken in the City of Atlanta – transforming 22 miles of an...
Atlanta Green Space Assessment

Atlanta Green Space Assessment

In 2005, the City of Atlanta was losing 500 acres of open space each week to development. Historically, the...
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...
Bailey Mountain Bike Park

Bailey Mountain Bike Park

Parents today continue to search for an answer to the question: How can I get my kid to spend...
Bair Ranch

Bair Ranch

The Conservation Fund is committed to working with ranching families to protect the rugged expanses that support rural economies,...
Balancing Nature and Commerce in the New River Gorge Region

Balancing Nature and Commerce in the New River Gorge Region

In October 2010, the Fund’s Conservation Leadership Network brought together local business leaders, elected officials and public land managers...
Balancing Nature And Commerce In Unicoi County

Balancing Nature And Commerce In Unicoi County

Known as “The Valley Beautiful,” this rural Appalachian community is prime for development, but it is also home to...
Baldwin Woods Forest Preserve

Baldwin Woods Forest Preserve

In 1947, the University of Kansas established the KU Field Station, a biological research station just north of Lawrence....
Beauty Mountain Wilderness Area

Beauty Mountain Wilderness Area

Beauty Mountain Wilderness Area truly lives up to its name, with its dramatic rock formations and its namesake—the 5,500-foot...
Beef And Pork With A Local Flavor

Beef And Pork With A Local Flavor

Co-founders Tina Prevatte and Jennifer Curtis sought to build a sustainable food system that benefited their own community and...
Behold! The Prairie Chicken

Behold! The Prairie Chicken

Best known for its mating “dance” where the male stomps his feet and lets out a “booming” sound from...
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...