The story of American conservation began with a federal commitment that ultimately led to four primary land management agencies:
Today, we help each agency — and many others, from the Department of Defense to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers — conserve and restore our American landscape, including wild areas, popular parks, working forests and more. Much of our work is possible thanks to critical bipartisan support from congressional leaders, through the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and other resources. We also work closely with state agencies, particularly departments of natural resources, across America. We’ve completed over 2,000 conservation projects, representing every state in the U.S.
Working with diverse partners, we:
- Finance real estate, including land purchases and easements.
- Negotiate, purchase and temporarily hold priority lands and waters.
- Provide mitigation strategies.
- Offer strategic conservation tools.
- Train conservation leaders.
For more information, check out our Conservation Strategy.