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The Cahaba River, part of the larger Mobile River basin. © Hunter Nichols
The Nature Conservancy uses a science-based conservation approach to achieve our mission. Our 600 staff scientists work around the globe, with the majority dedicated to programs and projects in North America.
 
The work in North America uses science to support the Whole Systems approach (see papers in Key Resources) to conservation with a focus on nine active North America projects: the Gulf of Mexico, California Current, the Great Lakes, Alaska Yukon, Saint Kitts and Nevis Caribbean, Mojave Desert, the Northern Appalachians, the Colorado River, and Chesapeake Bay.

A partial list of materials available by state or region:

Alaska: A Conservation Assessment and Resource Synthesis for The Coastal Forests and Mountains Ecoregion in the Tongass National Forest and Southeast Alaska

California: Salmon projects

Colorado: Center for Conservation Science and Strategy

Eastern Division: The division covers 18 states and terrestrial, freshwater and marine habitats. The site offers a wide array of the program's Science and Data.

Michigan: Great Lakes Biodiversity Conservation Strategies

Montana: Landscape Weed Modeling Project and an Ecological Risk Assessment of Wind Energy Development

Oregon: Grasslands and the Zumwalt Prairie | Freshwater

West Virginia: Watershed Assessment Pilot Project