A  web·guide to sustainable development, conservation & the glocal environment



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Contents below:

    · General information

      · Nongovernmental organizations (NGOs)

        · Foreign assistance

          · Public health

            · Recycling

              · Air pollution

                · Water (including freshwater, drinking water, groundwater & dams)

                  · Biodiversity & endangered species

                    · Rural regions


     · Law and legislative & judicial branches

       · Executive branch

         · Environmental politics

           · Climate change

             · Marine issues

               · Forests

                 · Land use & land conservation

Also see:

     · USA @ Environmental justice

       · Government agencies @ Ecosystem services & NCPs

         · USA @ Invasive species

General information

National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)

Nongovernmental organizations & initiatives

     · NGOs listed here focus explicitly and exclusively on the USA. NGOs that work internationally

       are listed on the NGOs page.

     · NGOs that work specifically at an individual state level are listed at the US States page.

     · If an NGO is focused on a particular topic (e.g., forests, water, etc.), it will be listed under that

       topic page.     

ℹ️ Environmental Groups in the US

     · Listed by state

American Birding Association

American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity

American Conservation Coalition

     · Aims to change environmental discussions through “the promotion of free-market and pro-business

     environmentalism in legislatures, college campuses, the political arena, and beyond.”

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

     • "...a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization, acts as a catalyst to advance energy efficiency policies,

          programs, technologies, investments, and behaviors. We are working for a future in which

          energy efficiency helps the United States achieve economic prosperity, energy security, and

          a healthy environment."

American Council for Capital Formation

American Energy Society

American Forests

American Geophysical Union (AGU)

American Hiking Society

     · “Works with Congress and federal agencies to shape public policy and legislation affecting hiking.”

Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA)

Association of State Wetland Managers

Backcountry Hunters & Anglers

Center for Progressive Reform

     Environment & energy

Change the Chamber

Climate Xchange

     State Carbon Pricing Network (SCPN)

     State Climate Policy Network

     State Climate Policy Dashboard

Climate Cabinet Action

Community Action Works

Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation

Conservation Lands Foundation

Data for Progress

Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE)

Environment America

     Environment America Action Fund

Environmental Action

Environmental Integrity Project

Environmental Policy Innovation Center (EPIC)

Foreign Policy for America (FP4A)

     Climate change

Frontier Group

Fund for the Public Interest

Green Corps

Keep America Beautiful

     · Aims to end littering and increase recycling.

National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA)

National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA)

Northeast-Midwest State Foresters Alliance

Partnership for Conservation (P4C)

Partnership for the National Trails System (PNTS)

Public Interest Network


     Environment America

     Frontier Group

     Fund for the Public Interest

     Student PIRGs

     Environmental Action

     Green Corps

     Community Action Works

     National Environmental Law Center

     Green Century Funds

     Fund for the Public Interest Foundation


Sierra Club

     · Works to form a "national community of volunteers, advocates, and grassroot activists... to defend

     our natural resources and everyone's right to enjoy them."

Student PIRGs

Teaming With Wildlife

Transportation & Climate Initiative (TCI)     

     Our Transportation Future

Foreign assistance

Environment @ ForeignAssistance

Feed the Future

Public health

American Public Health Association

Health and Environmental Research Online database (HERO) @ USEPA

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)

National Environmental Health Association


America Recycles Day

     · Aims to improve and expanded public recycling programs to make them more effective. Works with

     partners to install recycling bins in public spaces like parks, schools, college campuses, etc.

Air pollution


National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences: Air Pollution

     · Details the health impact of air pollution in the United States


     Criteria air pollutants


Water (including freshwater, drinking water, groundwater & drought)

American Rivers

     · Combines advocacy with field work to ensure the greatest impact for river basins.

     Map of U.S. Dams Removed Since 1912

American Whitewater

Babbitt Center for Land and Water Policy @ Lincoln Institute

     · Works "to improve the quality of life through the effective use, taxation, and stewardship of land."

     · a nonprofit private foundation that researches and recommends specific approaches to land.

How's my waterway? @ USEPA

National Ground Water Association (NGWA)

National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS)

US National Drought Mitigation Center

     · Works to "reduce the effects of drought on people, the environment and the economy by researching

     the science of drought monitoring and the practice of drought planning."

     · Works on many different levels, from "individual ranchers, communities, regions, watersheds, tribes,

     states, countries."

Map of U.S. Dams Removed Since 1912 @ American Rivers

National Inventory of Dams

River Network

US Water Alliance

Water Matters

Upstream, downriver

Biodiversity & endangered species

Alliance for America's Fish & Wildlife

     · Works to provide funding to conservation efforts for fish, wildlife, and their habitats.

Endangered Species Protection Program

  · Examines the program's history, explains how it will be implemented in the field, and details the

     roles of the state, tribes, services, and the public.

Environmental Conservation Online System (ECOS)

     · Provides public data from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other government sources.

National Military Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NMFWA)

Wildlife for All

     · “...a national campaign to reform state wildlife management to be more democratic, just,

       compassionate, and focused on protecting wild species and ecosystems.”

Rural regions

Daily Yonder

Lily Weaver of Brandeis University contributed to this page in 2019.

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