Walmart funds conservation of vital open lands | Credit: Robert Cicchetti (iStock)
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    Walmart’s Acres for America program stands today as the most important public-private land conservation partnership in the United States. The partnership began in 2005, when Walmart and NFWF joined forces to establish Acres for America as a groundbreaking effort to support and catalyze the conservation of lands of national significance, to protect critical fish and wildlife habitat, and to benefit local communities and local economies.

    Over the past 14 years, Acres for America has proven to be a remarkable success. The program has far surpassed its original goal to permanently conserve 1 acre of wildlife habitat for every acre of land developed by Walmart stores.

    Walmart’s Acres for America program has funded projects that have:

    • Protected more than 1.4 million acres across the nation – an area comparable in size to Grand Canyon National Park;
    • Connected more than 10 million acres of protected lands to support landscape-scale conservation and wildlife migrations that are essential to the survival of iconic species like pronghorn and mule deer; and
    • Funded 88 projects in 38 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
 

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