The Nature Conservancy is embarking on an ambitious effort to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends, demonstrating the critical role that nature can play in addressing the key challenges facing nature and people as we careen towards a world with 9 billion people.
By 2050, it is estimated that 70 percent of the world’s population will live in cities. The growing urban population will put severe pressure on natural resources, increasing demand for food, water and energy.
Our Cities Network is partnering with local communities and organizations across the country to plant trees that help cool cities and reduce air pollution, promoting nature-based solutions to strengthen coastlines and help absorb stormwater, and engaging youth in environmental stewardship to inspire a new generation of leaders to tackle the challenge of making cities sustainable places to live.
By taking care of our natural resources, we can ensure that communities have access to clean water, healthy urban forests and strong coasts needed for cities to naturally thrive.
A natural solution to pollution, rain gardens filter the Sound’s water for salmon, orcas and all who depend on clean water (like us!).
New Eco-Urban Assessment explores where nature can have the most impact to the health and well-being of urban residents.
This infographic shows how stormwater impacts the health of Puget Sound and our nature-based plan to improve water quality at the source of the problem.
Learn how we are working in Detroit to address stormwater challenges caused by aging infrastructure.
Our first-of-its-kind scientific report shows how valuing nature can help protect communities from sea-level rise and storm surges. Download the Urban Coastal Resilience Report and view the infographic.
Report presents a panoramic view of how Puget Sound's cities sand towns benefit from nature—on the streets, next to schools and hospitals, outside our windows; everywhere people are, we can benefit from nature.
Learn how we are working in Miami to help cities grow in a way that conserves and protects nature.
Report shows how modest investments in nearby nature equal billions saved in public health costs.
Get involved in our citizen-science movement to help transform yards and urban landscapes into habitats that support wildlife and connect more people to nature in your community.
Across North America, we're teaming up with communities and partners to show how nature plays a role in addressing the key challenges facing nature and people in cities.
Diverse partners come together to plant trees and make Louisville healthier, happier and more livable.
What role can green infrastructure play in solving problems with stormwater management and aging infrastructure?
See how students from Northwestern High School are learning about the ecology of their community and gaining insight into the value of native ecosystems.
See how The Nature Conservancy and the Chicago Park District are teaming up with residents in Chinatown's iconic Ping Tom Park vibrant and vital. See the video.
In Birmingham's Woodlawn neighborhood, we're working with partners to transform vacant lots into beautiful, natural space. See the video.
We're working with partners to help clear the air and cool the streets in Louisville. See the video.
We're working in Washington D.C. to show how green space can improve water quality in the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers. See the video.
See how people are coming together in Bridgeport to clean up Pleasure Beach, a barrier island protecting some of Connecticut’s most important coastal communities. See the video.
We've partnered with Washington State University to share research on how to solve stormwater issues affecting Puget Sound. See the video.