Success Stories

The objective behind Sand County Foundation’s efforts is to learn from, encourage, and where appropriate, assist citizen-based conservation projects that incorporate multiple landowners, a commitment to ethics and incentives, monitoring, independent review, and a willingness to share the social, economic, and environmental outcomes with others.

Bradley Fund for the Environment

The Bradley Fund for the Environment was a partnership between Sand County Foundation and the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation. The fund fostered ethically sound and science-based projects as leading-edge solutions to major ecological issues.

Cooperative Sagebrush Initiative (CSI)

A regional conservation partnership in the U.S. West where ranchers, environmentalists, energy producers, and public agencies are working toward voluntary, incentive-based, bottom-up restoration of the sagebrush steppe biome.

Leopold Memorial Reserve

2,000 acres of private land, adjacent to the Leopold family farm and Shack, that is the model for expanding Sand County Foundation’s work far beyond the sandy banks of the Wisconsin River to working lands across the United States.

Kinzua Quality Deer Cooperative

A community of people in north central Pennsylvania whose livelihoods, economy, and traditions merge around a mixed ownership forest on the Allegheny plateau.

Private - Public Partnerships

Sand County Foundation prides itself on facilitating the collaboration of private and public entities to tackle ecological issues.