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Forests, Parks and Land Conservation
Protecting land is more than just preserving picturesque lands capes. Plants, animals, and humans depend on the systems nature provides—nutrient cycling, water purification, and pollination, among many others—to survive. Rapid development of the habitats that support such systems makes conservation an imperative. EarthShare member organizations are working to save parks, habitats, and ecosystems across the country and around the world.
Works to protect special wild places from development so that future generations will have the opportunity to enjoy America's natural heritage.
We are the leading American conservation organization working to protect our nation’s shared wildlands. From well-known icons to hidden gems, protected wildlands give us: Clean air and water, Abundant wildlife, Havens for recreation, solitude and learning, Important sources of renewable energy, Vital natural resources that must be managed wisely, and A foundation for a healthy planet.
Preserves national parks from the Grand Canyon to Gettysburg; protects endangered wildlife and cultural sites; promotes new parks; defends against pollution, inappropriate development and overcrowding.
Since our founding in 1919, the National Parks Conservation Association has been the independent, nonpartisan voice working to strengthen and protect America's favorite places.
Improving the health, productivity, and diversity of our national forests and grasslands through wildlife habitat conservation, watershed restoration, recreational enhancements and community-based forest stewardship programs.
Chartered by Congress, the National Forest Foundation was created in 1993 with a simple mission: bring people together to restore and enhance our National Forests and Grasslands.