How We Work
Your support of The Nature Conservancy helps people and communities solve our greatest conservation challenges—so nature thrives and enriches lives.
Our work focuses on places, where habitat and clean water are threatened, and on people, who rely on nature for food, recreation, livelihood and quality of life. Our work is hands-on, in forests and rivers, from the depths of the ocean to the peaks of the mountains. Our work is collaborative, bringing people together to create innovative solutions. We partner with leaders, stakeholders, experts and communities to apply the latest research and know-how to the toughest problems, creating lasting positive outcomes.
In our nation’s capital, our state capitol, at town meetings and in the field, we are the voice for conservation, for protecting what makes Washington unique and for creating a sustainable future. We are science-based and community-focused with the belief that people and nature can work together in ways that benefit all of us.
For more than 50 years, The Nature Conservancy has worked in every corner of the state. We’ve earned a reputation for protecting wild places; our work has touched more than 800,000 acres across Washington. Over the years, our work has evolved into using science to solve conservation challenges, supporting communities, creating jobs and restoring our lands and waters.
Global and Local
The Nature Conservancy in Washington is part of the largest conservation organization in the world. In a global exchange of ideas, what we learn in Washington is applied to challenges in other states and countries, just as we benefit and learn from Conservancy work in other parts of the world. Our efforts to protect land and water improve life for people everywhere
We all have a role to play in creating a thriving planet. And we have a strong conservation foundation upon which to build. It is within our power to fix what is broken and pass on a better Washington and a better world.
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