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The Working Forest Fund acquires and permanently protects working forests of high conservation value, through a dedicated source of bridge capital and expert management and restoration. By taking strategic ownership of finite resources, we will help ensure that our working forests remain economic engines that sustain jobs, grow communities and help support entire regions.

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The Most Efficient Environmental Charity. The Conservation Fund has the lowest overhead and highest programmatic investment of any environmental charity in America. That means we put more of your money in the ground than anyone else. We've earned an A+ rating from Charity Watch are rated by the BBB Wise Giving Alliance and you can review our financial profile on GuideStar.

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Ammie Jenkins honors her elders by sharing their stories and helping her community preserve land.

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The Conservation Fund is the only conservation organization to design green infrastructure plans in four of the country's largest metro areas: Chicago, Nashville, Houston and Los Angeles. We also think big, working with whole regions and even completing the nation's largest green infrastructure plan, across 13 states.

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At The Conservation Fund, we believe that working forests can be financially self-sustaining and environmentally healthy. We're demonstrating a new way to sustainably manage these famed forests, as a nonprofit owner that uses both sound environmental strategy and sound economics—including a "light-touch" harvest regimen, sales of carbon offsets and a supply of local jobs.

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At The Conservation Fund, we believe that well-managed forests can be both economically viable and ecologically sustainable, but like all other necessary parts of our national infrastructure, they need to be invested in and maintained. That's why, since 1985, we've protected over a million forest acres across America. Protecting and maintaining working forests, and the communities that depend on them, remains one of our top conservation priorities.

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Achieving environmental and economic goals often requires solving complex problems.  Our Strategic Conservation team thinks big and offers solutions that government leaders, conservationists, and others need to create systemic and lasting change—in major cities, watersheds, and even multi-state regions.  Strategic conservation makes economic sense—establishing an environmental legacy for future generations in the most efficient and cost effective manner.

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