Type of Place

Working Lands


Did you know that an estimated 40% of America’s land is used for agriculture? Or that forests cover roughly a third of the country? We need “working” lands like these for food, jobs and more. We support ranchers, farmers, foresters and entrepreneurs who operate, or use, working lands sustainably. By doing so, we improve local economies, conserve landscapes and maintain generations of tradition.  

Projects

Strategic Conservation for Kona, Hawai

Strategic Conservation for Kona, Hawai'i

The Kona, Hawaii, Community Development Plan provides a strategic framework for guiding future land development and conservation decisions in...
Supporting the Sage Grouse and Family Ranches in the West

Supporting the Sage Grouse and Family Ranches in the West

The greater sage grouse requires wide open spaces for its survival. In recent years, the sage grouse’s habitat has...
Tackling Food Deserts in Michigan

Tackling Food Deserts in Michigan

What are you having for dinner? Imagine trying to answer that question if you couldn’t get to a grocery...
Taylors Bridge Robert

Taylors Bridge Robert's Farm, Delaware

Delaware Bay, its shores made up mostly of marshland, is home to countless species of seabirds and fish, as...
The "Path Of The Pronghorn" In Wyoming

The "Path Of The Pronghorn" In Wyoming

Each spring and fall, hundreds of pronghorn antelope migrate between their summer habitat in Grand Teton National Park to...
Thomas Trust Lands

Thomas Trust Lands

Working ranches not only play an important role in the culture and economy of the Western United States, they...
Two Nations, One Region

Two Nations, One Region

The Heart of the Continent represents more than the geographical center of the North American continent. Made up of...
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 Mississippi Forest Project

Upper Mississippi Forest Project

Minnesota exemplifies a nationwide trend in forest loss: In the last 20 years the state has lost over a...
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...
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...
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...
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...