• USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
    NFWF celebrated 20 years of partnership with the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service in 2016. During this fiscal year, NFWF supported 38 projects leveraging $2.8 million in funds into more than $18 million. The partnership focuses on providing private landowners with the tools needed to be conservation stewards of their land. Private landowner conservation efforts focus on the health of the Great Lakes and Chesapeake Bay watersheds, as well as restoration within the longleaf pine, Gulf Coast and Northeast forest landscapes. New partnerships include a Monarch Butterfly Regional Conservation Partnership Program and a focus on the Northern Great Plains grassland and sagebrush ecosystems of Montana and South Dakota.