Profile: The Nature Conservancy
Protecting nature. Preserving life.
The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.
We address the most pressing conservation threats at the largest scale. Thanks to the support of our more than 1 million members, we’ve built a tremendous record of success since our founding in 1951:
We've protected more than 119 million acres of land and thousands of miles of rivers worldwide — and we operate more than 100 marine conservation projects globally.
We work in all 50 states and more than 35 countries — protecting habitats from grasslands to coral reefs, from Australia to Alaska to Zambia. See where we work
We address threats to conservation involving climate change, fresh water, oceans, and conservation lands.
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NoteStreams By The Nature Conservancy
Article originally published in the Nature Conservancy Magazine, reposted here with permission.
Ports, cities and towns sprouted when the railroad came, and rail transport built industries. Time itself was transformed by trains: The railroads instituted coordinated clocks and standard time zones. But there’s a troublesome side to the West’s rail-built legacy: It also divided much of the landscape into a checkerboard of ownership, fracturing forests and perplexing land managers for more than a century. Now, one of the largest land deals in The Nature Conservancy’s history is reuniting portions of those divided landscapes in Washington and Montana.