How will you spend your summer vacation? Chances are, you'll visit at least one state or national park.
“From California to the New York island” — as Woody Guthrie's famous folk song goes — The Nature Conservancy has worked for decades with local, state and federal agencies to preserve many of America’s national treasures.
The Conservancy also supports U.S. policy initiatives such as America’s Great Outdoors, which aims to reconnect our people with their natural heritage, and urges a permanent commitment to the Land and Water Conservation Fund. And working with our international partners, the Conservancy helps create, expand and improve parks around the world.
Start exploring your public lands below. Click the links to find lands the Conservancy helped protect close to your home — or other places you may be interested in visiting.
After all, this land is YOUR land.
California has the most state parks in the U.S. From protecting 2,000-year-old redwoods to safeguarding big-horned sheep, the Conservancy’s work has benefited parks spanning the Golden State.
From Gulf Coast beaches to spring-fed forests to the Florida Keys, the Conservancy has helped protect more than 1.2 million acres in Florida, including a wide array of public lands.
In the “Big Sky” state of Montana, the Conservancy is helping reconnect the wondrous wild lands of Glacier and Yellowstone national parks and the Bob Marshall Wilderness.
From golden prairie giving way to forest at Glendalough State Park to the watery wilderness of Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota offers a wide variety of outdoor experiences. Explore these special places that we have helped protect in the nation’s heartland.
Red Cliffs Desert Reserve may not remind you of diamonds, but it’s certainly an ecological gem. It’s also just one of many public places the Conservancy helped protect where you can explore the stunning beauty of Utah.
"This Land Was Made for You and Me"
Explore more public places near your home that the Conservancy has helped to protect: Georgia, Iowa, Massachusetts, Maine, Maryland/DC, Michigan, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, West Virginia and even Australia.