LTLT Cowee Mound 

Southeast Resilient Landscape Fund
Blue Ridge Roan of HighlandsLaunched in August 2014, with a grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Southeast Resilient Landscapes Fund provides capital grants and loans to land protection projects within selected regions of the southeast.

Southern Cumberland Fund

Stephen Alvarez South Cumberlands
The Southern Cumberland Plateau contains globally significant biological diversity presenting great conservation need and opportunity. The region contains large forest blocks and an extensive underground cave system that supports rich animal and plant diversity.

Southern Appalachian Land Protection

North Carolina butterfly
OSI created The Southern Appalachian Land Protection Fund in 2005 to help conserve threatened landscapes in the region. In the fund’s first year, OSI provided a $3 million loan to the Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy to help protect a 1,600-acre tract.


Retaining Working Forests NC

Eastern North Carolina is an ecologically rich landscape with diverse and productive working forests. It is also the site of one of the most remarkable changes in land ownership in recent history. Read OSI's 2012 report.