Together protecting the places we love
Heartland Conservation Alliance proactively conserves, protects, and restores natural lands and open space within the Kansas City region, benefiting 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.
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. While we consider our service area to be the greater Kansas City Metropolitan area, our current geographic focus is the Blue River Watershed.
We are a 501(c)3 organization and together with our Board, Steering Council, Work Groups and Alliance members, we convene interested stakeholders, pool resources, conserve natural resources for people, wildlife and ecosystems. We educate landowners, neighborhood residents, youth, adults and policy makers. We connect people to nature.
Conserving natural resources
Heartland Conservation Alliance is an urban land trust so that we can protect lands identified in regional plans. We are currently focusing our efforts in the Blue River Watershed. Land trusts protect land in a variety of ways. We can hold conservation easements, own land and help manage or steward lands.
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Convening our community
We are working to convene interested stakeholders to plan and discuss ways we can maximize opportunities and collaborations. We are looking for ways to pool resources. We are creating guides to focus and implement regional conservation plans. Heartland Conservation Alliance wants to help implement and build on existing community plans for regional conservation.
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Connecting people to nature
We believe in power of the people. We are working to actively engage the public in the implementation so our work will make the place we call home - where we work, play, live - have lasting value. We are educating landowners, land managers, neighborhoods, youth, adults, policy makers and conservation organizations.
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