Take Action

You've explored your interests, reviewed the data, identified your priorities, and clarified your goals. Whether you're a conservation practitioner or someone who simply wants to make a difference, now it's time to take the next and most important step. Discover how you can take action to protect America's living lands and waters.

  • Conserve Land

    What are the best means to the end you're seeking? The circumstances of any conservation project dictate the most appropriate approach as well as the tools. Discover the strategies, programs, and incentives available to conservationists and dealmakers.

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  • Land Stewardship and Protection

    Once you've get land, what are you going to do with it? Learn about how conservation stewards elsewhere are successfully implementing their stewardship and management activities.

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  • Conservation Financing

    "Conservation finance," says Story Clark, "is where people, land, and money meet." Learn more about the means and methods for funding your land protection and restoration projects.

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  • Lands and Livelihoods

    America's working farm, forest, and ranch lands support valuable qualities that go far beyond the scenic vistas and rugged landscapes -- properly managed, they play a vital role in the conservation estate.

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  • Innovative Tools

    The changing face of land protection has stimulated the emergence of innovative approaches and strategies to conservation that shape new models while leverage existing resources. Learn how you can bring them to bear on the places you want to protect.

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  • Volunteer

    The conservation community is fortunate in its abundance of committed volunteers. Having repeatedly proven the things they can accomplish, they dispel the myth that "you get what you pay for."

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Go to the Map

Use the interactive map to zoom smoothly from a national view to state and local perspectives anywhere across the country.

Go Straight to Your State

Learn about conservation and open space in your state.

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