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Our Land’s Future Is Not Guaranteed

For many of our nation’s most important and at-risk places, conservation seems like the only suitable solution. But there are places where the soil is enriched with history, or where droves of elk roam, that face threats of being lost to development or conversion every day. We need your help to keep these places — like the ones you’ll read about below — protected for America’s future.

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Wyoming Gains Keystone Landscape for People and Wildlife To Play

It is extremely rare to find an expansive landscape of ecologically valuable, unfragmented, undeveloped and unprotected land in the U.S. But at over 35,000 acres, the former Marton Ranch is one such rare commodity, supporting wildlife habitat and various outdoor recreational activities. In fact, the property includes roughly 11 miles of the blue-ribbon North Platte River and the entirety of the famed Grey Reef section of the river, making it a premier rainbow trout fly-fishing destination. We recently transferred this landscape to the Bureau of Land Management in what is their largest land purchase in Wyoming to date.


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Securing a “Too Often Forgotten” Part of History in Atlanta

In the late 1870s to early 1900s, this land — formerly the Chattahoochee Brick Company site — was the site of some of the most horrific examples of convict lease labor practices in American history. Here, hundreds of men, mostly African Americans, accused of petty or baseless crimes were forced into labor that was rigorous and sometime deadly. Various attempts to develop this scared site had been postponed thanks to ongoing dedication from the local community. And in June, we acquired the property and secured its future as one of the only places in our nation to memorialize the victims of convict lease labor.


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 We Are Always Blazing New Trails

The Conservation Fund has helped establish, connect and extend trails and viewsheds for some of America’s best hiking experiences. From the Pinhoti Trail in Georgia and Alabama to the Fort to Sea Trail in Oregon and many miles in between — get inspired by some of the greatest trails the Fund has helped protect across the country.




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.   



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