After all, nature is essential to everyone. It provides clean air, drinking water and for many of us—our livelihoods.
When we focus on protecting and investing in nature, we can rise above divisiveness and solve some of our nation's most pressing challenges.
So what’s the best way to move forward in uncertain times? As our CEO says—we need to be inclusive, follow the science, and unleash America’s creativity as we continue pursuing nature-based solutions.
Did you know?
- Forests store and filter more than half our nation’s water supply.
- Healthy soils are living ecosystems—just like forests or coral reefs—and are essential for food security and nutrition. Soil organisms account for roughly a quarter of all species on earth.
- A single oyster can filter up to 50 gallons of water per day, providing clear water and habitat for marine life.
Explore the stories below to learn how people all over are benefiting from a healthy environment. Then find out how you can take action and speak up for nature.
Hear from our policy expert, Glenn Prickett, about why investing in nature is a better way to meet America's needs.
At Zumwalt Prairie, we’re using satellite images to detect and evaluate grazing rates and groundcover. It’s good for the rancher and good for grasslands.
Tim Smith explains why, as the first one to use a drop of rain, he cares about conservation.
The Conservancy is teaming up with urban communities to demonstrate how nature can benefit cities. In Louisville, Kentucky, it’s as simple as planting trees.
At Maryland’s largest private nature reserve, restoration forestry provides work for local loggers and mills. An added bonus: the satisfaction of helping the environment.
Virginia Key, Florida, is an ecological treasure. But it also stands as a testament to the fight for equality—and equal access to nature—in the Jim Crow south.
Clarence Dwyer describes building the oyster blocks that are restoring the coastline of Grand Isle on the Gulf Coast of Louisiana: “Oh man, there’s nothing like it.”
Farmers and landowners in the midwest are adopting conservation practices that can improve water quality - and their businesses.
A partnership with Job Corps in southeastern forests is opening up conservation career paths for urban young people. "It feels great to know I’m protecting something for the world.”
Ray McCormick, a farmer in Indiana, shares why he helps other farmers and landowners implement conservation-minded farming.
Sportfishing charter-boat captain Captain Paul Pacholski has seen firsthand many of the threats facing Lake Erie.
At first glance, greater sage-grouse and cattle don’t have much in common. But after a lifetime of caring for both in tough and harsh northwestern Utah, Jay Tanner sees things in finer focus.
America's forests are the source for more than half of our nation's water—and beer is 90 percent water. That's why breweries are speaking up for nature.
Earlier this year, the Heiltsuk people and 26 other First Nations reached an agreement to secure the protection of 19 million acres. Their story illustrates how indigenous peoples are vital conservation leaders.
Rosemary Romero’s connection to nature has played a vital role in her career as a public servant in New Mexico.
Partnerships with five community-led conservancies are helping women and wildlife in Kenya.
Our CEO Mark Tercek shares our view on the core principles we should follow to address environmental challenges today.