What We Do
​American Youth Restoring Forest Habitat | Credit: Los Angeles Conservation Corps
  • America's Great Outdoors

    President Obama launched the America’s Great Outdoors Initiative in 2010 to re-connect communities to the nation’s public lands. This 50-state plan focuses on federal efforts to create and enhance urban parks and greenspaces, renew and restore rivers, and conserve large rural landscapes.

    NFWF manages two programs under the Initiative:
    Developing the Next Generation of Conservationists offers grants to connect youth to the outdoors by providing financial support for youth conservation job training programs. These programs deliver hands-on learning through habitat restoration, assessment, monitoring, and other conservation-related projects.
    Landscape Conservation Stewardship Program offers grants to develop community-based partnerships that further the conservation of fish, wildlife, plants and other natural resources in distinct landscapes.