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Area of Work

Landscape & Wildlife Conservation

Protecting park lands and the species that call them home

By supporting the National Park Service in conservation projects and land acquisition, NPF is protecting the very things that draw us to national parks: the shared land and natural wonders of our parks.

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On Track: Research at Denali National Park & Preserve
NPF funding furthers one of the longest-running wildlife monitoring programs in the world.
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National parks are places of wonder, wilderness, and wildlife. From vulnerable coastal ecosystems to imperiled mountaintop crags, our national parks help preserve what matters most, inviting us to learn, explore, and grow. The National Park Foundation (NPF) works closely with the National Park Service (NPS) on urgent priorities to preserve landscapes and the habitats and species within them across the country. Together with our partners, NPF is helping safeguard some of the most biologically diverse and significant lands in our nation.

NPF's support of Landscape & Wildlife Conservation programs and projects range from funding the monitoring of wildlife to helping establish new national park units. Habitat and wildlife projects help study and preserve the remarkable wildlife that call parks home, while land conservation projects ensure that these precious places are cared for in perpetuity by NPS.

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By the Numbers
  • 185K
    Acres Restored
    In 2021, NPF helped rehabilitate or restore over 185,000 acres of native habitat, through projects like the removal of invasive cattail at Voyageurs National Park, and native pollinator restoration efforts benefitting monarch butterflies in the Grand Canyon.
  • 18
    Species Protected
    In 2021, NPF helped preserve 18 at-risk species in 22 national parks, from the Shenandoah Salamander found only in the mountain tops of Shenandoah National Park, to the Maui Parrotbill, an endangered native forest bird at Haleakala National Park.
  • 567
    Acres Added to the Park System
    In 2021, NPF worked with our partners to acquire and conserve 567 acres of priority land in national parks, including pristine cypress swamp at Congaree National Park, rolling farmland at First State National Historical Park, and remote lakefront at Voyageurs National Park.
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Signature Partners
  • Publix
  • Coca-Cola
  • The Coca-Cola Foundation
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We Can’t Take These Resources for Granted

For us, the national parks are a source of beauty, history, and inspiration. For the creatures and plants within them, they are a life source. We’re calling on you to help us protect and restore these vibrant and vulnerable landscapes. See how you can champion our conservation efforts by donating to the National Park Foundation.

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