Together, We’re Preserving Our Nation’s Heritage
Our shared heritage — the culture and legacy of our nation — is intrinsically tied to the lands and waters around us. Whether it’s a vast forest or an important historic site, The Conservation Fund is working each day to ensure and support our nation’s heritage through land conservation that benefits communities. Your support is essential to making possible the kind of accomplishments featured below. Let’s keep doing it together!
Interior Secretary Dedicates Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site
Last month, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland joined representatives of the Northern Arapaho, the Northern Cheyenne, and the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, and many others in dedicating the addition of 3,500 acres to the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site in Colorado. The Conservation Fund assisted the National Park Service’s efforts by securing this land. This significant effort doubled the amount of land protected at the national historic site and will help realize a shared vision to better commemorate and interpret the place where the massacre occurred in 1864. At the dedication, Secretary Haaland noted, “Stories like the Sand Creek Massacre are not easy to tell but it is my duty — our duty — to ensure that they are told.”
Partners Permanently Conserve 27,000 Acres in Maine
Working hand in hand, The Conservation Fund and Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) recently grew the Maine Woods Initiative by 27,000 acres, bringing about new recreational opportunities amidst an expansion of sustainable forest management. The Fund initially secured this land, affording AMC the time it needed to garner the funds that made this outcome possible. In this way, the Fund and its partners are collaborating to boost outdoor recreation, resource protection and community partnerships in Maine and beyond.
Fighting for the Future of Atlanta’s Chattahoochee Brick Site
After years of raising awareness and advocating for action, Atlanta native Donna Stephens can finally celebrate the conservation of the former Chattahoochee Brick Company site in her neighborhood. The site holds great environmental and historic importance. She’s a community champion and has long appreciated the value of clean lands and waters. Donna’s motivation was as pure as it was earnest: “I could not see another potentially beautiful greenspace destroyed, especially with the historical and cultural elements that are involved.” Her story helps explain why this project was a priority to The Conservation Fund, the City of Atlanta and the many partners who made it happen.
Stories like these would not be possible without support from our donors. If you are inspired, please give today. Your unrestricted donation offers the greatest flexibility for conservation and makes a big impact. Thank you.