As part of the RFF mission to "support and develop innovative conservation programs to strengthen and sustain rural communities, economies, and green businesses, and to support private sector conservation initiatives," the state sites are designed to empower a nationwide network of citizen stewards with tools and resources to support wildlife habitat, open space, ecological and economic health, and energy efficiency. Providing private landowners with the full spectrum of land management, conservation and estate planning information is key to enhancing rural heritage along with ecological and economic sustainability.
Enhancing Resources First Foundation’s national coverage by adding new county-level detail, RFF’s StateConservation.org websites are providing landowners in five states free, one-stop-shopping access to vital land-management information. Louisiana is the latest addition to our interactive marketplace, giving landowners there advantages already enjoyed by those in Arkansas, California, Maine, Mississippi and the Houston, TX region. Next in line: Idaho, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia.
Click covered states on the map below to access local resources and information.
Providing resources and information covering the following topics
Alternative Energy and Green Building
Alternative and clean energy options & a full range of green and energy saving products and local professionals to install them.
Bottomland Hardwood and Forest Resources
Forest restoration, regeneration, adaptive management, and natural process information and resources for bottomland hardwood forests.
Connect with local Land Trusts, Conservation Associations, Foresters, Consultants, and other experts who can help you.
Family Farm Resources
Find small farms & farmer's markets in your county, and discover the benefits of landscaping with native species.
Federal and State Conservation Programs
Find grant and assistance programs, Extensions, and Resource Conservation Districts to help achieve your conservation goals.
Invasive and Native Species
Learn about invasive species which are a leading threat to biodiversity where the economic cost is as significant as the ecological cost.
Natural Heritage Tourism/Outdoor Recreation
Find resources for hunting, hunting leases, ecotourism, agritourism, and outdoor activities.
Tax and Estate Planning
Find professionals to help manage your real estate asset, and read informative tax and estate planning articles.
Learn the status of the state's surface and ground water supply, research Best Management Practices to protect water quality, and start saving water (and money!) at home.
Fire Resources, Fire Management Plans, Wildfire Articles, and info on Maintaining a Fire-Resistant Landscape.
Access to the State Wildlife Action Plan, Wildlife Programs, Wildlife & Ecological Areas, and Wildlife Professionals.