How Pew Works to Protect and Restore the United States’ Natural Resources

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How Pew Works to Protect and Restore the United States’ Natural Resources
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The Pew Charitable Trusts advocates for conservation policies—backed by science, research, and input from a diverse group of partners—that make our communities and ecosystems more resilient to the impacts of a changing climate. The resources collected here reflect the breadth of Pew’s efforts to protect and restore coastal habitats, rivers, wildlife, and public lands.

Visit these pages and follow Pew’s U.S. Conservation project to learn more about this work and how we use data to advance climate resilience and nature-based solutions.

Salt Marsh

11 Facts About Salt Marshes and Why We Need to Protect Them

New Plan Would Save Future of 1 Million Acres of Salt Marshes Along Southeast U.S. Coast


9 Facts About One of Earth’s Most Vital Habitats

New Plan Aims to Protect the Gulf of Mexico’s Largest Seagrass Bed


National System Protects Vital Estuaries

National Estuarine Research Reserve in Louisiana Would ‘Give Visitors a Sense of Place, a Connection’ to Coastal Habitats


Innovative Use of Farmed Oysters Boosts Businesses and the Environment

Pew, The Nature Conservancy Scale Partnership With Oyster Farmers to Restore Marine Ecosystems

Sentinel Landscapes

How the Pentagon and Partners Are Working Together to Combat Climate Change

Virginia Could See Conservation Gains Under New Federal Designation

Wildlife Migration

Wildlife Migrations in the U.S. Sustain Species, Ecosystems, and Economies—but Face Threats

Changing Climate Heightens Need for Safeguarding Wildlife Corridors

New Model Aims to Conserve Wildlife Migrations on Working Lands

Public Land Management

How the U.S. Can Better Protect Millions of Acres of Public Land

Pew Supports Forest Service Rulemaking to Promote National Forests Health

Fresh Water Conservation

New Maps Show U.S. Rivers With High Natural Values

A Deep Dive Into America's Rivers

8 Benefits of Healthy, Free-Flowing Rivers

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How does broadband internet reach our homes, phones, and tablets? What kind of infrastructure connects us all together? What are the major barriers to broadband access for American communities?

What Is Antibiotic Resistance—and How Can We Fight It?

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Antibiotic-resistant bacteria, also known as “superbugs,” are a major threat to modern medicine. But how does resistance work, and what can we do to slow the spread? Read personal stories, expert accounts, and more for the answers to those questions in our four-week email series: Slowing Superbugs.