Conservation begins in your community.   The Fund works closely with state and local governments on an array of programs that balance economic and environmental goals.  At the state level we work with governors, departments of natural resources, parks and recreation, game commissions and many other entities that advance conservation.  Our programs include land acquisition and protection, regional programs for open space, ranchland, trails and wetlands, and much more.  We also work hand-in-hand with counties and municipalities of all sizes.