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Protecting the sources of life and livelihoods
Protecting the sources of life and livelihoods

We must sustain the places that sustain us. We focus on protecting oceans and rivers and the livelihoods they support, for the benefit of people and the environment. Those who are closest to a challenge are often closest to its solution. That is why we work with farmers, fishermen, ranchers, businesses, conservationists and all those who live in the places we work.

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We believe conservation solutions that make economic sense stand the test of time. That’s how we answer urgent problems today and benefit future generations. Specifically, we work to end overfishing and preserve coastal livelihoods, improve the availability and quality of water in our nation’s largest river basins, and restore lost wetlands and the protection they provide along the Gulf Coast.

We measure progress by the increasing use of conservation solutions that benefit nature and people, the number of wetland acres or river miles restored and recovery of depleted fisheries.

Family Voices: Our Environment Program
Family Voices: Our Environment Program
March 29, 2018
Learn more about our work and the issues on which we focus.
April 5, 2018
Working Together for a Healthier Colorado River Basin
April 6, 2018
Preserving the health of the Mississippi River Basin
Coastal birds
Restoring the Louisiana Coast
The Gulf of Mexico relies on a healthy coast, but wetlands are disappearing. The land is vital to recreation, business and wildlife in Louisiana. Right now, we have the best opportunity in generations to secure the health of our coast and its economy for good. We’re working to develop large-scale projects that restore wetlands, barrier islands, oyster reefs and other natural systems.
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