What We Do to Help Habitats

Healthy habitat is essential for healthy wildlife populations. By protecting and restoring areas upon which wildlife depend, we lay the foundation for successful wildlife conservation.

Learn More About Our Work With:

Fall colors at Lake Michigan
  • Waters - NWF works to strengthen and defend the Clean Water Act, and advocates for major waters like the Great Lakes, Chesapeake Bay and more.

  • Coasts and Floodplains - NWF works to protect endangered species and habitat from coastal and floodplain development.

  • Gulf Restoration - NWF has been working to restore the Gulf and Mississippi River Delta for decades, and was on the front lines of the 2010 Gulf oil disaster.

  • Public Lands - The U.S. is home to approximately 600 million acres of public land—which include national parks, forests, wildlife refuges, monuments, and state and local areas owned by the public.

  • Tribal Lands - NWF partners with sovereign tribal nations to solve conservation challenges around species and habitat protection.

  • Forest and Farms - The majority of wildlife habitat in the U.S. is dependant on healthy forests and farmland. NWF works to strengthen how they're managed and what incentives are available to help farmers protect wildlife.

  • Creating and Restoring Habitat On the Ground - NWF helps people create and restore habitat for wildlife in their gardens and communities through our Certified Wildlife Habitat® and tree planting programs.


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