The Conservation Fund

Our Projects

Pacific Salmon Restoration Program Planning

Pacific Salmon Restoration Program Planning

The Chelan County Public Utility District (PUD) rears Pacific salmon and steelhead associated with the Upper Columbia River as...
Palisades Preserve

Palisades Preserve

In 2007, the Fund aided the Great Rivers Land Trust and its partners in the creation of the Palisades...
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....
Parks with Purpose in Atlanta

Parks with Purpose in Atlanta

We are creating safe places to play, job training and easy access to greenspace in Atlanta’s historically underserved communities.
Parks with Purpose in Baltimore

Parks with Purpose in Baltimore

Revitalizing a century’s old park to realize triple bottom-line community benefits of a healthy environment, economy and society.
Parks with Purpose in Durham

Parks with Purpose in Durham

Enhancing the ecological health of Goose Creek stream while bringing triple bottom-line benefits to the surrounding Durham communities.
Parks with Purpose in Kansas City

Parks with Purpose in Kansas City

A new green space in the Marlborough community aims to provide flood resilience, public health benefits and workforce training opportunities. 
Parks with Purpose in Raleigh

Parks with Purpose in Raleigh

A new green space in Raleigh's the Walnut Creek community will provide social, economic and environmental benefits for residents. 
Pedro Bay Rivers Project, Alaska

Pedro Bay Rivers Project, Alaska

The Bristol Bay region of Alaska is a pristine and important place. It’s home to the largest wild salmon...
Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge

Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge

The National Wildlife Refuge System is the only network of federal lands specifically dedicated for wildlife conservation. It consists...
Pershing State Park

Pershing State Park

Pershing State Park’s wet prairies and bottomland forests teem with diverse birds, endangered Indiana bats and lush plants. In 2009,...
Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park

Arizona’s Petrified Forest is famous for its expansive vistas—stark moon-like landscapes and the colorful eroding badlands of the Painted...
Pinchot State Forest

Pinchot State Forest

In northeast Pennsylvania, Pinchot State Forest  is a beautiful natural area that shelters wildlife and offers outdoor enthusiasts a colorful...
Pisgah National Forest

Pisgah National Forest

Rushing waterfalls and melodious birdcalls lift the deep quiet of Pisgah National Forest in the Appalachian Mountains. In 2009, we...
Pleasant River Headwaters Forest – Maine

Pleasant River Headwaters Forest – Maine

The nearly 27,000 acre Pleasant River Headwaters Forest is one of the last remaining large, unprotected forest blocks in...
Potomac Valley Audubon Society Watershed Education Initiative

Potomac Valley Audubon Society Watershed Education Initiative

Freshwater Institute staff assisted with the “Watershed Education Initiative,” an environmental education program offered by the Potomac Valley Audubon...
Powderhorn Ranch

Powderhorn Ranch

Approximately 94% of land in Texas is privately owned. With the state’s population continuing to grow, there’s a critical...
Preserving African American History at Fort Blakeley, Alabama

Preserving African American History at Fort Blakeley, Alabama

The Battle of Fort Blakeley—which many have called the “last stand of the Confederate States of America”—ranks among the...
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...
Preserving Habitat While Maintaining Military Readiness—Camp Williams, Utah

Preserving Habitat While Maintaining Military Readiness—Camp Williams, Utah

Protecting valuable habitat that surrounds our military installations is vital to both our national security and the species that...
Preserving Minnesota’s Treasured Boundary Waters

Preserving Minnesota’s Treasured Boundary Waters

Spanning more than 1.1 million acres in northeastern Minnesota, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is an ecological treasure...
Preserving the ‘Peace of Land’ in North Carolina’s Piedmont

Preserving the ‘Peace of Land’ in North Carolina’s Piedmont

Over 90 acres of the Crossnore School & Children’s Home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina was beautiful, urban farmland. Not...
Prickly Pear Land Trust

Prickly Pear Land Trust

As one of Montana’s fastest growing cities, Helena is facing rapid development. Consequently, conservationists and community advocates are coming...
Promoting A New Generation Of Farmers

Promoting A New Generation Of Farmers

In 2008, with hopes of building healthy, self-sustaining communities, Adrienne Lee and Ken Lamson started New Beat Farm. Lots...
Protecting One of Atlanta’s Largest Mature Forests

Protecting One of Atlanta’s Largest Mature Forests

Atlanta’s newest city park will preserve the ecologically and culturally significant 216-acre oak-hickory forest known locally as the Lake...
Protecting Some of the Rarest Species in Texas at Holly Beach

Protecting Some of the Rarest Species in Texas at Holly Beach

A stunning and ecologically important southern Texas landscape—providing habitat for some of the rarest species in the state—was slated...
Protecting the Gopher Tortoise along Georgia’s Coastline

Protecting the Gopher Tortoise along Georgia’s Coastline

One of the few tortoises native to North America, the gopher tortoise is facing serious pressures from urban development...
Protecting the Poppies of Walker Canyon, Lake Elsinore, California

Protecting the Poppies of Walker Canyon, Lake Elsinore, California

In the spring, a large, relatively unknown poppy field shocked Southern California with a one-of-a-kind super bloom. Covering hillsides...
Range-wide Indiana Bat In-Lieu Fee Program

Range-wide Indiana Bat In-Lieu Fee Program

The "Range-wide Indiana Bat In-Lieu Fee Program" provides a practical mitigation option for unavoidable adverse impacts to Indiana bats...
Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge

Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge

Established in 1996, the Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is the newest of four refuges that make...