A shared vision for regional conservation

Founded in 2012 by a group of citizens who care deeply for the beautiful places in our city, Heartland Conservation Alliance protects natural areas for the enjoyment and benefit of all. Kansas City is home to hundreds of beautiful places. Luckily, it is also home to hundreds of dedicated individuals, organizations, and government agencies protecting, restoring, and caring for our region's natural resources.


By leveraging our ideas and strengths we will have a collective impact on the health of natural communities and make a long-term difference. Heartland Conservation Alliance is an alliance of conservation groups and entities intentionally collaborating toward common goals. 
We are a 501(c)3 organization and together with our Board, Steering Council, Partners, and Work Groups, we convene interested stakeholders; pool resources; conserve natural resources for people, wildlife, and ecosystem services; educate and engage landowners, neighborhoods, youth, adults, and policy makers; and connect people to nature. Our Partners are represented on our Steering Council and lend their voices and expertise on our Work Groups.

Alliance Partners

Heartland Conservation Alliance Partners make a one-year commitment to support our mission to protect important natural areas and resources. They make our work possible with generous financial support and/or in-kind support by serving on one of our work groups or on our Steering Council or by providing professional services, meeting space, or event sponsorship.


Add your talents and name to the list; become a Partner today. Sign the Partnership Declaration. Return the completed declaration to our Partnership Coordinator: natasha@heartlandconservationalliance.org.

7 Oaks Neighborhood

AmeriCorps VISTA

Black & Veatch

Blue River Watershed Association

Blue Valley Neighborhood Association


Bridging the Gap

Burns & McDonnell

CDM Smith

Community Capital Fund

Cultivate Kansas City

Down to Earth Services

East High School

Ecological Places in Cities (EPiC)

Environmental Professionals of Color (EPOC)

Exploring Roots

Food for People Kansas City

Giving Grove

Green Works of Kansas City

Healthy Rivers Partnership

Heartland Tree Alliance

Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council

Jackson County Parks and Recreation

Kansas City Environmental Education Network

Kansas City, Missouri, Water Services Department

Kansas City, Missouri, Parks & Recreation Department

Kansas City, Missouri, Planning Department

Kansas City, Missouri Public Schools

Together protecting the places we love

Our Mission
The Heartland Conservation Alliance proactively conserves, protects, and restores natural lands and open space within the Kansas City region, benefitting the community and future generations by improving water quality, creating recreational opportunities, protecting life and property, and preserving our natural and cultural heritage. HCA accomplishes its goals through collaboration with a network of public and private organizations and agencies that share its goals, values, and objectives, and through public outreach and education.

Visit Us:


Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center

4750 Troost Avenue

Kansas City, MO 64110


(816) 759-7305, ext. 1148

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