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



Nongovernmental organizations & initiatives

Conservation Lands Foundation

National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA)

National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA)

Partnership for Conservation (P4C)



    · Formerly "Partners in Conservation"

Sentinel Landscapes Partnership [USA]

     · a coalition of federal agencies, state and local governments, and non-governmental organizations

           that works with private landowners to advance sustainable land management practices around

          military installations and ranges.

Wild Hometown Movement

     · “...helping young people protect local nature by building lasting relationships with communities.”


America's Wetland Foundation

Association of State Wetland Managers

Duke University Wetland Center

Endangered Species & Wetlands Report

     · Stopped publication in 2015, but a useful source for historical information.

Living Observatory [Massachusetts]

National Wetlands Award @ ELI

National Wetlands Inventory @ USFWS

Wetland Protection & Restoration @ USEPA

Wetland Reserve Program @ NRCS @ USDA

Land uses

American Communities Project (ACP)

US Geological Survey

     National Geospatial Program

          National Map

             · Aims to " enable better policy and land management decisions and the effective enforcement of

          regulatory responsibilities." The website provides acessible data lilke topographic maps and geospatial


Agriculture & food

Agrarian Trust

American Farmland Trust

     · Its three initiatives are: "protecting agricultural land, promoting environmentally sound farming

     practices, and keeping farmers on the land." It works to promote better agricultural policy and

     sustainable land practices.

ATTRA Sustainable Agriculture Program @ National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT)


Farm and Energy Initiative @ Vermont Law School

Farm Bill Law Enterprise

     · Provides "a variety of academic and clinical programs with expertize in food, agriculture, nutrition

       and the environment to provide research and recommendations that cut across traditional

       boundaries in order to promote the ideas proposed by expert organizations as well as seek novel


FarmDocDailyEnvironmental Policy Archive

Food Solutions New England

National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC)

New Entry Sustainable Farming Project  

     · “an initiative of Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, works locally,

       regionally, and across the country to strengthen local food systems by supporting new farmers. We

       serve and collaborate with the people, communities, and organizations in Massachusetts, the Northeast,

       and beyond!”

Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA)

Northeast Farmers of Color Land Trust


     · Is a nonprofit organization that, "powered by an influential network of the nation's leading

       business, nonprofit, foundation, and government leaders committed to reducing U.S. food waste."

United States Biochar Initiative (USBI)

Water and Agriculture Information Center Bibliographies

     · A collection of bibliographies on agricultural practices in the United States

Western Agricultural Economics Association (WAEA)

Protected areas & parks

Coalition to Protect America's National Parks [USA]

Gap Analysis Project

National Parks Foundation

Private sector land conservation

LandVote @ Trust for Public Land

     · A compilation of the history of "conservation finance measures that have been placed on the ballot."

     The website aims to highlight the state and local governments that "vote to raise public funds in

     support of land conservation."


     · “...brings people, working landscapes and communities together in conservation to sustain natural

       resources and human communities. We are a landowner-led organization that connects private

       landowners to partner organizations and agencies that share a common purpose to sustain working

       lands for people, wildlife and natural resources through voluntary conservation partnerships.”

Landscape design & gardens

History of Early American Landscape Design


Report Card for America's Infrastructure

  · Produced by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Land use & land conservation

Contents of this page:

    · NGOs

      · Networks

        · Wetlands

          · Land uses

            · Agriculture & food

              · Protected areas & parks  

                · Private lands land conservation

                  · Landscape design & gardens

                    · Infrastructure

Also see:

     · USA climate & forests initiatives @ Forests & climate change

       · Landscape conservation & connectivity