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Taking a Moment to Celebrate

As a mission-driven organization, we’re always looking ahead to tackle the next conservation challenge. That’s why we’re taking this opportunity to pause and celebrate a few recent projects that are supporting communities while protecting important lands. When a successful initiative grows and, in turn, helps more people; when an ongoing forest conservation effort is highlighted by NPR; when history is made for all the right reasons — those are milestones we should cheer. Thank you for helping us soar!

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Working Farms Fund Launches in Chicago

Our Working Farms Fund is an innovative program that builds equity and resiliency in food systems around metro regions by supporting next-generation farmers with a pathway to farmland ownership. Building on the successes we’ve already seen in metro Atlanta, our first Chicago farm has been matched with partner Silvia Abel-Caines and her husband, Art, who own Garlic eScape LLC. Visit our website to learn more about how their business is growing.


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NPR Features Effort to Protect New York’s Ten Mile River Scout Reservation

Our multi-year effort to permanently protect most of the historic Ten Mile River Scout Reservation in New York’s southern Catskill Mountains caught the attention of National Public Radio. Tom Duffus, vice president and Northeast representative for The Conservation Fund, was part of an extended segment that took a closer look at this special project. Visit NPR-affiliate station WAMC to learn about the shared vision for this land and how the public will be able to access it.


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 A Historic Moment for the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa

We’re still celebrating the restoration of over 28,000 acres of land to the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa in Minnesota — the largest reacquisition in the country to date. Cathy Chavers, tribal chairwoman of the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa and president of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, shared her thoughts on the historic nature of this land restoration and the Band’s vision for this land to provide cultural, economic and environmental benefits to the community.




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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