Together protecting the places we love

Our Mission
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.

Alliance Members

Heartland Conservation Alliance members 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 member today. Sign the Partnership Declaration. Return the completed declaration to our Executive Director: Jill Erickson at 

Visit Us:


Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center

4750 Troost Avenue

Kansas City, MO 64110

(816) 759-7305, ext. 1148

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