State by State Conservation Organizations

The following is a growing list of state conservation organizations. Some of these organizations cover more than one state, and their purpose should be regarded as nationally and globally worthwhile. But this provides a repository of places to donate to, learn about, and support.


Grand Canyon Trust – advocating for the permanent protection of the Grand Canyon and surrounding area. This includes the Colorado River, Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments, and the native people in the region.


Save the Redwoods League – has protected over 200,000 acres and created 66 redwood parks. They continue to provide redwood ecosystem conservation and inclusive education for everyone.


Friends of Nachusa Grasslands – fund endowments for long-term protection of the Nature Conservancy’s 3,800+ acre prairie. They help coordinate volunteer efforts and seek donations to add and improve the prairies that once covered a huge area of Illinois.

Natural Land Institute – is focused on creating permanent preserves in northern Illinois to benefit wildlife as well as people.


American Prairie Reserve – with the incredible goal of conserving an over 3 million acre prairie, APR is one of the best groups trying to protect landscapes at a grand scale.


Friends of Cedar Mesa – advocates for the protection of Bears Ears National Monument, one of the most historically and culturally significant areas in the U.S.