Acres for America: Celebrating 10 Years
Acres for America began in 2005, when Walmart made its first commitment of $35 million to purchase and preserve one acre of wildlife habitat in the United States for every acre of land developed by the company — approximately 100,000 acres today. The program has far surpassed that 10-year goal, with more than 1 million acres protected — an area comparable in size to Grand Canyon National Park. In its first 10 years, the program has supported 61 projects in 33 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
In November 2015, Walmart and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced a 10-year, $35 million renewal of the Acres for America program, one of the most effective public-private partnerships in the history of U.S. conservation efforts.