Conservation Landscapes for America
- In: Initiatives
- Updated 11 Sep 2013
Private landowners are responsible for the use and management of over two-thirds of our nation's land, including some of the most important fish and wildlife habitat in the United States. Farmers, homeowners and business owners of many types can voluntarily participate in conservation programs that will save natural resources, as well as their own financial resources. Conservation Landscapes for America is a grassroots project of the International Sustainability Council & Audubon Lifestyles (ISC-Audubon) that is aimed at working with people where they live, work and play to maximize personal, landowner benefits as well as to benefit wildlife and the environment through their landscapes.
ISC-Audubon believes that helping people to become more connected with nature and natural resources is critical to environmental improvement. Communities, homeowners and successful businesses are realizing that proper landscape management is not only good for business, but can also dramatically add value to the overall property. Entire communities are now publically recognizing conservation landscape management as a critical piece regarding their efforts to promote their communities as special places to live, work and play.
It is in that regard that ISC-Audubon has created the Conservation Landscapes for America project. As a not-for-profit organization, we want to do our part to advocate sustainability and sustainable resource management and to publically recognize those individuals, businesses and institutions that take positive and constructive action regarding the practice of conservation landscape management.
Conservation Landscapes for America is aimed at fostering residential, business and municipal landscapes that are resource efficient, economically efficient, science-based, and that provide ways for people to connect with nature right outside of their front doors.
In addition to the efforts being made by ISC-Audubon to create the largest network of privately owned and managed conservation landscapes in America, we are also raising funds and giving grants to create and manage conservation landscapes called Nature Discovery Gardens, which are located at schools, libraries and other not-for-profit locations as our way of providing spaces for people to get “re-connected” with nature.
The efforts of ISC-Audubon is only possible with the financial support of members and contributors. With that support, we are able to keep all of our educational information concerning the practices associated with conservation landscape management available, free of charge via our web site.
Join ISC-Audubon and become involved in Conservation Landscapes for America today!