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Bass Hole boardwalk in Yarmouthport, Massachusetts.
Bass Hole Sunset An October evening at the Bass Hole boardwalk that crosses the Chase Garden Creek Marsh in Yarmouthport, Massachusetts. © Katherine Gendreau

Grounded in Science and Collaborative from the Beginning

The Nature Conservancy began when leading scientists, committed citizens and dedicated leaders came together with a shared vision to protect and care for nature. Today, as we take on the most complex environmental challenges of our lives, our diverse staff, partners and members impact conservation across more than 70 countries and territories.

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The challenges facing our natural world have never been greater and the need for bold solutions has never been more urgent. Your support will allow us to put the best conservation science into action right now.