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The Nature Conservancy
The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.
Our work in Colorado focuses on land conservation, securing water for nature and people, and restoring our forests to a healthier state to help prevent catastrophic wildfires.
The Nature Conservancy has a 60-year history of conservation that gives us a successful track record of protecting important natural places for future generations. Thank you for supporting our work!
- The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.
How do we achieve our mission?
-Through the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff, including more than 500 scientists, located in all 50 U.S. states and more than 30 countries.
-By combining the hands-on impact of a local nonprofit with a global reach to get things done at home and around the world.
-With the help of our many partners, from individuals and governments to businesses and other nonprofits.
-By using a non-confrontational, collaborative approach to bring people together to find solutions.
That's how The Nature Conservancy has a 60 year history or conservation that gives us an unmatched track record of protecting important natural places.
How We Work
We are committed to science. Science has deepended our understanding of nature and what is needed to conserve it. Our hundreds of staff scientists have poineered lasting conservation solutions.
Conservation by Design
For more than a decade, The Nature Conservancy's work has been guided by a framework we call Conservation by Design - a systematic approach that determines where to work, what to conserve, what strategies we should use and how effective we have been.
Working with Indigenous People
A "Commitment to People, Communities and Cultures" is a central part of The Nature Conservancy's core values. We are committed to local, on the ground involvement; we treat our partners with fairness and honesty; and we work collaboratively to develop practical conservation solutions.
The Nature Conservancy has a strong and abiding commitment to diversity in its workforce and in the people and groups with which it works. We recognize the Conservancy's mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of men and women of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and cultures.
Working with Companies
For decades, The Nature Conservancy has recognized that the private sector has an important role to play in advancing our conservation mission. We are applying our science, reach, expertise in conservation planning, and on-the-ground experience to help businesses make better decisions, understand the value of nature, and protect it.
Why We're Successful Achieving Our Mission
-Everything we do is rooted in good science - aided by our hundreds of staff scientists.
-We pursue non-confrontational, pragmatic and innovative solutions to conservation challenges.
-We partner with indigenous communities, businesses, governments, academic institutions, and other non-profits. -We have the support of more than 1 million members who enable us continue working on a scale that matters and implement solutions that endure. Find out how you can support our work.
Our vision is to leave a sustainable world for future generations.
Colorado is facing unprecedented pressures on our lands and waters and growing competition for our natural resources. Today's society faces unprecedented challenges. Dwindling natural resources, declining economies, a rapidly changing climate and other threats require that all of us begin working together to reach common solutions.
Our quality of life depends on our natural resources. More than ever before, we must find innovative ways to ensure that nature can continue to provide the food, clean water, energy and other services our growing population depends upon for survival.
Now is a time of opportunity. A time to move conservation from the sidelines of global priorities to the center of the world stage-because human wellbeing depends on a healthy, diverse environment.
Executive Director Statement
Today's conservation movement is shaped by many factors-timing, funding and public policy to name a few. One critical key to success, however, is ensuring that people appreciate the vital role nature plays in their lives.
In our fast-paced world, it's easy to overlook the enduring interdependence we have with nature. We rely on nature for sustenance, prosperity, health and inspiration- and nature relies on us to sustain it over time. Conserving nature is essential to making lives better. This is not a new concept. Aldo Leopold once wrote, "Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land." Leopold, the father of conservation biology, understood so many decades ago that conserving the natural world is necessary to ensure the healthy lives of people. Today, Leopold's words resonate with me loud and clear.
To learn more about how the Conservancy is protecting critical lands and water, please visit www.nature.org/colorado.
It is through these efforts that the Conservancy will both protect Colorado's most significant natural treasures and demonstrate the importance of conservation to people of all backgrounds. The investments we make today will chart the future course for Colorado.