Conservation Leadership NetworkConservation Leadership Network
By the Numbers:
Over $3.2 million in grants and community services distributed since 1998.

Over 48 partner organizations engaged each year to forge leadership for on-the-ground conservation solutions.

Over 140 communities served each year.

Over 500 U.S. regulators from all U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Districts, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Environmental Protection Agency regional offices have been trained to develop successful conservation and mitigation banking programs. 
We believe communities and corporations can achieve environmental and economic successes when they work together to develop shared knowledge, networks and technical skills. Our Conservation Leadership Network (CLN) is a team of experts that brings diverse constituencies together to achieve common ground.

We deliver action and impact. Our services focus on collaborative problem-solving—bringing people together to facilitate results such as:

  • Revitalized downtowns
  • Comprehensive transportation solutions
  • Small business development
  • Resolution of infrastructure challenges
  • Creating more livable communities
  • Supporting innovative markets for ensuring water quality

We deliver these results through multi-disciplinary course offerings, innovative demonstration projects, regional programs, and sustainability consulting that supports on-the-ground solutions. 

Projects

Seeking Ideas and Sharing Solutions for Gateway and Rural Communities during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Seeking Ideas and Sharing Solutions for Gateway and Rural Communities during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The coronavirus crisis has already dramatically changed America. For gateway and rural communities, for the health and safety of...
Connecting Beaches to Longleaf Pines in Pensacola, FL

Connecting Beaches to Longleaf Pines in Pensacola, FL

In 2013, The Conservation Fund’s Conservation Leadership Network (CLN) was working with four counties in Alabama and Florida on restoration efforts of longleaf pine...
Rockbridge Area, Virginia

Rockbridge Area, Virginia

Over the past two decades, The Conservation Fund’s Conservation Leadership Network (CLN) has developed national and regional programs to...
An Appalachian Gateway: Revitalizing Tracy City, TN

An Appalachian Gateway: Revitalizing Tracy City, TN

Tucked in the South Cumberland Plateau of the Southern Appalachian Mountains in Tennessee sits Tracy City. Originally settled as...
Balancing Nature and Commerce in the Pennsylvania Wilds

Balancing Nature and Commerce in the Pennsylvania Wilds

The Pennsylvania Wilds (PA Wilds) has a lot to offer. With more than two million acres of public land—as...
Grand Lake Federal Lands Livability Initiative

Grand Lake Federal Lands Livability Initiative

What makes a community livable? Most agree it’s the quality of transportation options, range of affordable housing choices, potential...
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