The Nature Conservancy has worked to protect the natural character of the United States for more than 60 years.
From our oceans and coasts to our forests and farmlands, from rural communities to Capitol Hill, stay current on the Conservancy’s work with updates from our staff.
June 29, 2017
One of the things our government does best is to protect its iconic lands through national parks, forests, and other public lands. Let’s encourage our government leaders to continue this great tradition.
June 26, 2017
In many cases we view rivers as the culprit for flooding.
But they can be the answer.
June 2, 2017
On World Oceans Day on June 8, we reflect on what’s going right for our seas. Here are some project that provide benefits, like better water quality, reduced risk from storms, more wildlife habitat, healthier fisheries and enhanced recreational opportunities.
December 20, 2016
The Nature Conservancy is celebrating a record year for controlled burns in 2016, helping to restore forests, protect water, and making communities safer from extreme fire.
August 29, 2016
Last September the federal government announced it would not provide endangered species protections for the greater sage grouse. From the grouse's perspective, what has The Nature Conservancy accomplished in the past year?
July 22, 2016
Cathy Macdonald Testifies Before U.S. Senate Subcommittee. “With so much at stake, now is the time for all parties to focus on effective implementation.”
June 15, 2016
The 2015 Wildfire Disaster Funding Act serves as an example for the comprehensive fix.
June 6, 2016
When restoring oyster reefs to get cleaner water, more fish or any other benefits they provide, it begs the question, “How much is enough?” Now we're getting some answers.
April 15, 2016
The Nature Conservancy knows that demonstrating the power — and value — of nature can help cities manage the challenges they face.
April 11, 2016
The most effective fisheries management requires the participation from all.
March 14, 2016
Carrie Vollmer-Sanders can work alongside her family, making a difference in the world by improving soil health, growing food and safeguarding our streams and rivers.
February 16, 2016
Planners, designers, floodplain managers, elected officials and conservationists are together to show how communities can use nature to reduce risk from floods and storms.
January 14, 2016
With the increasing demand worldwide for farm products and the growing pressure that places on our lands and waters, we need to embrace collaboration and innovation.
December 30, 2015
The health of our nation’s economy and people are directly tied to the decisions we make in managing the Mississippi River and its tributaries.
December 3, 2015
Same-sex marriage and anti-smoking are often used by climate activists as case studies of how to succeed in persuading people in an environment that is highly polarized and controversial.
November 16, 2015
This is a truly encouraging time in the world of climate change policy.
October 28, 2015
Beer relies on healthy, functioning forests. Without those forests, it’s difficult to find clean water. And without clean water: no beer.
October 2, 2015
Conservationists rally around an iconic bird of the American West.
September 14, 2015
We have the challenge and the opportunity right here, right now, to reinvent how America fuels, generates, transports and uses its electric power.