The Conservation Fund Partners in Land and Water Conservation. The Increasing Role of Conservation Organizations in Forestland Conservation. Rex Boner [email protected] 770-414-0211. Conservation Mission.
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The Conservation Fund forges partnerships to conserve America’s legacy of land and water resources. Through land acquisition, sustainable programs, and leadership training, the Fund and its partners demonstrate sustainable conservation solutions emphasizing the integration of economic and environmental goals.
1% Fundraising Cost
96% Program Allocation
“A+” Grade for Unsurpassed Effectiveness and Efficiency-American Institute of Philanthropy
“Four star” rating for exceeding industry standards-Charity Navigator
Rated one of America’s Top 100 Charitiesby Worth and Forbes Magazines
Land Conservation: Assists government agencies and nonprofit organizations to acquire and conserve land across the country.
Sustainable Programs: Demonstrates market-based solutions for challenging environmental issues.
Leadership Training: Through courses, workshops and seminars, serves as a national resource for land conservation professionals.
Since 1985, the Fund has conserved more than 800,000 acres of working forests, including:
Through partnerships, over 60,000 acres have been acquired to assure their continued natural value.
215 million acres
New York, New Hampshire, Vermont
300,000 acres, $76 million in 1999
DE, MD, VA
76,000 acres, $44 million in 1999
75,000 acres, $ 10 million in 2002
Management of 64,000 acres of working forest:
Entergy (Red River NWR, LA)
Detroit Edison (Red River NWR, LA)
Chevron Texaco (Lower Mississippi River Valley)
American Electric Power (Catahoula NWR, LA)
Reliant Energy (Old Sabine Bottom WMA, TX)
Cinergy (Obion Creek WMA, KY)
PowerTree Carbon Company (Lower Mississippi River Valley)
Many opportunities here: help us expand this effective program