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What We Do

We use an integrated suite of tools to:
  • Conserve farm and ranch lands to support agricultural livelihoods and prevent landscape fragmentation and grow local economies Ensure local communities control natural resources to promote food sovereignty and food justice for regional resilience
  • Expand the production and distribution capacity of food systems to increase food access and improve community health
  • Develop innovative, resource-efficient technologies to ensure long-term food security
  • Accelerate the adoption of best agricultural management practices at the production level to protect our soil, air and water


Milwaukee River Watershed Conservation Partnership

Milwaukee River Watershed Conservation Partnership

As a major tributary to Lake Michigan –  one of the main sources of drinking water in the Greater...
Reviving a Dead Zone in the Gulf of Mexico

Reviving a Dead Zone in the Gulf of Mexico

Runoff of nutrients from farmland and other sources in the Mississippi River Watershed is contributing to a hypoxic zone,...
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...
Stones River, Nashville

Stones River, Nashville

When we helped complete Nashville’s first Open Space Plan in 2011, we identified the scenic and historic 600-acre Stones River...
Strategic Conservation Plan for Nevada

Strategic Conservation Plan for Nevada

In Nevada, where the federal government owns more than 86 percent of the land, conservation needs to be strategic....
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...
San Diego Urban Agriculture

San Diego Urban Agriculture

Each year, the United States grants sanctuary to 50,000 refugees displaced by war or political crisis. Many of them...
Green Infrastructure Plan for Nashville

Green Infrastructure Plan for Nashville

Located in Davidson County, Tennessee, Nashville is a uniquely beautiful place, defined by the wide and winding Cumberland River...
Mt. Baldy, Los Angeles

Mt. Baldy, Los Angeles

If you’re in the Los Angeles area, look north to the San Gabriel Mountains and you’ll see Mt. Baldy,...
Lithonia

Lithonia

Nominated for a listing on the National Register of Historic Places, the city of Lithonia, just outside Atlanta, includes...
Urban Food Forest at Browns Mill

Urban Food Forest at Browns Mill

Atlanta’s Food Forest is the first of its kind, providing fresh produce in a community that has limited access...
Greenseams® Milwaukee

Greenseams® Milwaukee

More than 1.5 million people live and work in the Milwaukee metro area. As the region grows, with more...
Green Infrastructure Plan in Texas Pineywoods

Green Infrastructure Plan in Texas Pineywoods

Lufkin–Angelina County is part of the colorful east Texas Pineywoods. In 2008, we completed a green infrastructure plan to...
Optimizing Green Infrastructure and Farmland for Kent County, Delaware

Optimizing Green Infrastructure and Farmland for Kent County, Delaware

Confronting haphazard sprawl, Delaware state leaders turned to us in 2006 to assess the green infrastructure resources in Kent...
Optimizing Farmland Protection in Baltimore County

Optimizing Farmland Protection in Baltimore County

With one of the nation’s most established farmland preservation efforts, Baltimore County in 2006 reached a major milestone: preserving...
Preserving Farms and Natural Areas in the Ann Arbor Greenbelt

Preserving Farms and Natural Areas in the Ann Arbor Greenbelt

The Ann Arbor Greenbelt is an innovative long-term land preservation program to curb the negative effects of development and...