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A Year of Conservation Worth Celebrating

We have been working hard the past year to secure and permanently protect significant natural places across the United States. Read about some of the important work that you have helped us achieve this year, and more of what’s to come in 2022.

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Forests, Food and More Conservation Triumphs From 2021

Urgent issues like climate change and food access need fast, innovative solutions. From protecting large, intact forests that store carbon and remove CO₂ from the atmosphere, to supporting local farmers and food hubs that improve our supply and accessibility—we had an exciting year of change-making. See some of our top 2021 conservation wins you surely don’t want to miss.


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Protecting a California Ranch Rich in Biodiversity and History

The stunning 30,000-acre Lone Pine Ranch in California is a landscape of national park quality. Forming part of the “Grand Canyon of the Eel River,” the ranch features 18 miles of river frontage, rugged mountains, a resident elk herd, one of the best steelhead fisheries in the West, and extensive conifer and oak forests. This property, once owned by American businessman Dean Witter, will help secure the future Great Redwood Trail—a 300-mile rails-to-trails project stretching all the way to the Bay Area. Conserving large, connected landscapes with diverse habitats such as this will also help reach California’s critical need to protect resilient ecosystems as we face the challenges of climate change.


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The Backbone of a Healthy Watershed: Forests

Maine’s forests play a critical role in filtering some of the cleanest drinking water in the country, as well as securing recreation opportunities and access to nature for many. These reasons are why a group of conservation-minded organizations, private landowners, and federal agencies have been working together to protect thousands of acres of forestland in the Sebago Lake watershed outside Portland, Maine.


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Thank You for Helping Us Soar This Year!

Thank you for your generous support throughout 2021. Together we made a big impact! If you’ve donated recently, please know we are busy processing tax receipts and they will be mailed to you soon. If you're already looking ahead, check out some of the ways you can give back to nature in 2022 and beyond.


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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Photo Credits: Banner (Val Keefer), Photo 1 (Jason Ching), Photo 2 (Hall & Hall), Photo 3 (Sebago Clean Waters), Photo 4 (Sparky Stensaas)

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