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Redefining the Future of Conservation

We work strategically today so current and future generations can connect with and benefit from the natural world even as populations grow, the climate changes and development expands. Read about some of the unique approaches we’re applying to redefine conservation, both inside cities and across vast wildernesses, in the stories below.

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Growing Food and Resilience in an Atlanta Community

Earlier this year, Atlanta’s Urban Food Forest at Browns Mill captivated a global audience as a unique place created to address food security and health issues for a community historically deprived of fresh fruits and vegetables (also defined as a food desert). Today, the food forest provides many residents with free and healthy food, greenspace, and educational and workforce opportunities. We recently spoke with one of the food forest’s greatest stewards, community resident Celeste Lomax, about why this space is so important and should be replicated in other communities across the country. 


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Ranchers and Grizzlies Find Common Ground in Montana

Since grizzly bears were put on the endangered species list in 1975, their population has more than doubled along Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front—a unique landscape where we’ve protected over 200,000 acres of private ranches. Though grizzlies can cause uncertainty for ranchers, many Montanans have great respect for these apex predators and want to see their habitat remain protected. We explore this topic in our latest blog.


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Looking Back with Pride, and Ahead with Determination

In the challenging year of 2020, we are grateful to provide positive outcomes for our environment and for people through our work on 138 projects in 31 states that conserved over 187,000 acres valued at over $317 million. Beyond the numbers, last year emphasized the critical role nature plays in nearly every aspect of our lives. From investing in forests and fighting climate change, to ensuring history is remembered and more. Take a look at some of last year’s highlights in our 2020 Annual Report.


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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