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The Nature Conservancy is carrying out energy projects in every region of the country. Click on a location in the map above to learn more about what we’re doing there.
Sage Grouse Conservation Campaign
The Nature Conservancy is working with public, private, and nonprofit partners in 11 U.S. states to identify areas crucial to the sage grouse’s survival and steer energy development away from those areas. The Campaign’s overall goal is to minimize the impacts of energy development on sage grouse habitat and preserve this iconic bird of the West.
Facilitating low-impact solar development
The Conservancy helped identify best-suited areas for solar development in the Southwest and is collaborating with developers to ensure responsible development in those areas.
Predicting energy development patterns and impacts
The Conservancy created high-resolution maps that identify areas where important natural resources are most vulnerable to the effects of energy development. The Conservancy is sharing these maps with developers, regulators, and the public to promote the Energy by Design approach and facilitate more responsible development practices.
Advising government on shale gas development safeguards
The Conservancy sits on the Governor’s Shale Gas Advisory Committee that recommended some of the nation’s most comprehensive guidelines that reduce the impact of shale development and hydraulic fracturing on our lands and waters. The recommendations are currently under review by state agencies.
Collaborating to protect water resources
The Conservancy is working with energy development companies to reduce water use and protect water quality as natural gas development ramps up in the state.
Building conservation tools for energy developers
Using data shared by oil and gas companies, the Conservancy is creating tools and practices that will support developers in making ecologically responsible choices while planning and undertaking new projects.