Support for Land Conservation
The Natural Heritage Program works with many partners, including state and federal conservation agencies, national conservation groups, and the land trust community, to protect these ecologically significant areas. Through these partnerships, and using funding from federal sources and the Natural Heritage Trust Fund, the Clean Water Management Trust Fund, and the Park and Recreation Trust Fund, the most important areas are brought into protection.
Funding for natural area inventories is provided in large part by the Natural Heritage Trust Fund. Whenever possible, matching funds are secured from local governments or raised by a partner, such as a land trust. The commitment of the Natural Heritage Trust Fund Board and the partner agencies to natural area inventories and to local conservation actions is greatly appreciated.