U.S. Conservation

The lands and waters of the United States are national and global treasures. From the Atlantic seaboard to the Pacific coast and Alaska, the landscapes we call home include mountains, deserts, rivers, freshwater wetlands, coastal areas, and oceans. The nation’s natural bounty is ecologically diverse, culturally significant, and economically essential.  

But rising seas, increasingly extreme disasters—storms, floods, droughts, and wildfires—and a dwindling variety and number of species threaten nature as well as people’s lives and livelihoods. To thrive in the face of these challenges, communities and ecosystems must become more resilient.

Pew’s U.S. conservation project advances plans and policies that account for the impacts of ongoing climate change while building a stronger and more adaptable environment for people and nature. These climate-ready approaches can advance conservation and improve the way Americans live.

To achieve its goals, Pew relies on science, research, and a diverse group of partners, including nongovernmental organizations; scientists; community groups; Indigenous peoples; businesses; and local, state, and federal decision-makers and leaders. Together, we responsibly steward natural resources and pursue policies that can create durable communities now and for future generations.