Our Most Resilient Resource is Nature!
From the vast Western wilderness to the local farms that provide our food—nature is our most resilient resource. It’s with this in mind that we work to prevent the loss of America’s critical land and water resources for our environment and for local communities. Read below to see what your support to The Conservation Fund is making possible.
Sweetwater Lake Now Protected Forever
What a sweet outcome! Colorado’s Sweetwater Lake—which we purchased and temporarily owned over the past year to safeguard from the imminent threat of development—has now been officially protected as part of the White River National Forest. This stunning addition to our national forest system will improve recreational access and opportunities to connect with nature for decades to come.
Local Food Grants Issued for COVID-19 Relief
Food insecurity across America’s rural communities has increased because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the challenge, we’re inspired by grassroots organizations’ work to get food to vulnerable community members and support local food economies. In partnership with the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation, we recently awarded $1.3 million in grants across North Carolina with a primary focus on locally-sourced food relief.
Protecting Critical Forestland and Prime Bat Habitat in Tennessee
Just in time for Halloween later this month, we’re excited to share the protection of nearly 12,000 acres of prime habitat for our spookiest friends—Indiana bats! Skinner Mountain Forest is a “biodiversity hotspot” for its diverse landscape of forests, gorges, cliffs, waterfalls, and caves. In fact, it has more than 50 caves within the entire forest, which is where federally endangered Indiana bats hibernate. Read more in our latest blog by an expert from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.
New Podcast: What’s Different about Our Approach to Conservation?
Want to learn more about The Conservation Fund but don’t have the time to read a long article? The latest episode of Charity Talks Podcast explores our dual mission of environmental conservation and economic sustainability, and why that makes us so unique...and you can listen in while you enjoy the outdoors!