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By the Numbers:

225,717 acres saved
  • More than 111,000 acres have been protected in partnership with the Fish and Wildlife Service.
  • Over 3,200 acres have been protected though the Land Conservation Loan Program.

Projects

Valley Verde Community Food Systems

Valley Verde Community Food Systems

Santa Clara County, California, is the epicenter of the tech industry. Home to Silicon Valley, it is also one...
Duke Belt Line

Duke Belt Line

Built in the 1890s as a rail spur to downtown tobacco facilities, the Duke Belt Line extends along the...
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...
2016 On Track with Healthy Foods Grant Program

2016 On Track with Healthy Foods Grant Program

The Conservation Fund and CSX are proud to partner to support community projects that increase access to local, fresh...
Hand-Built in Asheville

Hand-Built in Asheville

Over two decades ago, entrepreneur Lang Hornthal built his first log bed with a friend, sold it at a...
Lavender Helps a Family Farm Bloom

Lavender Helps a Family Farm Bloom

Norma DeCamp Burns wants to keep her North Carolina family farm from disappearing. In the Tar Heel state, that’s...
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...
Benefiting Land, Livestock And The Bottom Line

Benefiting Land, Livestock And The Bottom Line

James Joyner, 60, grew up on the same 100 acre plot of land since childhood. For over 68 years,...
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...
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...
Gypsy Queen Cuisine

Gypsy Queen Cuisine

Suzy Phillips could be credited with introducing the food truck to Asheville. When she moved to the area from...
Earthseed Land Cooperative

Earthseed Land Cooperative

The eight co-founders of Earthseed Land Cooperative (ELC) have a vision: to use land to support the collective health,...
SolFarm Solar Company

SolFarm Solar Company

SolFarm Solar Company, based in Asheville, North Carolina, provides consultation and installation services for solar energy systems. The company...
Earning More per Acre with Grain Bins

Earning More per Acre with Grain Bins

Curtis Branch grows wheat, soybeans and corn on his Murfreesboro, North Carolina farm, a 240-acre property that has been in...
Misty Mountain Threadworks

Misty Mountain Threadworks

Misty Mountain Threadworks was founded on the belief that it could make the finest climbing harnesses in the world, and...
Transplanting Traditions Community Farm

Transplanting Traditions Community Farm

Refugees face many hardships when starting over in a new country—adapting to a new language and culture, building a...
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...
Roanoke River Partners

Roanoke River Partners

Celebrating Ecotourism and Regional Heritage Roanoke River Partners is a nonprofit dedicated to preserving and promoting the natural, cultural and...
Black Mountains

Black Mountains

Throughout 2016, the North Carolina state park system will celebrate its centennial. The system began in 1916 with the...
Green Rural Redevelopment Organization

Green Rural Redevelopment Organization

Henry Crews, Ardis Crews and Marion Brodie Williams are taking a smart approach to revitalizing blighted neighborhoods in their...
Mother Earth Produce

Mother Earth Produce

Despite being surrounded by agriculture, Andrea and Graham Duvall realized that many people in Western North Carolina did not...
FLS Energy: Clean Energy, High Performance

FLS Energy: Clean Energy, High Performance

Michael Shor, Dale Freudenberger and Hardy LeGwin had a vision—to make solar energy mainstream. They roughed out a business...
Reclaiming the Coharie River

Reclaiming the Coharie River

The Coharie River has long served as the lifeblood of the Coharie tribal community and its ancestors. The river...
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....
Green Infrastructure Vision for Cameron County, Texas

Green Infrastructure Vision for Cameron County, Texas

Up until now, Cameron County, Texas, has been a hidden gem of nature-based tourism located deep in the Rio...
Trees NC

Trees NC

When Trees NC founder Owen George relocated from California back to his hometown of Asheboro, North Carolina, he was troubled by...
Southeast Coast Saltwater Paddling Trail

Southeast Coast Saltwater Paddling Trail

Paddlers have a great new website for navigating the Southeast Coast Saltwater Paddling Trail (SECT). This extensive trail allows for...
Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy

Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy

The Appalachian Mountains unfold between Tennessee and North Carolina in rugged land that beckons with bird calls, breathtaking views...
Striving for Thriving: Balancing Nature and Commerce in Transylvania County

Striving for Thriving: Balancing Nature and Commerce in Transylvania County

Tucked among the rolling hills and waterfalls of Pisgah National Forest, Dupont State Forest, and many other recreational destinations,...
Palmetto-Peartree Preserve

Palmetto-Peartree Preserve

The Conservation Fund established the 10,000-acre Palmetto-Peartree Preserve in 1999 with funding from the North Carolina Department of Transportation....