Our Conservation Program

The Heartland Conservation Alliance proactively conserves, protects and restores natural areas 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.


We accomplish these goals through collaboration with a network of public and private organizations and agencies that share our goals, values and objectives, and through public outreach and education. The purpose of the Alliance is to integrate, not duplicate the activities of our Partners. We are a conduit for new resources rather than a new competitor for existing funds and to that end, we have brought more than $600,000 to our region to support conservation efforts. The Alliance focuses on projects that strengthen our Partners and advance regional conservation. We rely on our Partners to do what they do best while working to build their capacity. The Alliance extends and empowers the work that local, regional, state, and federal government agencies and non-profits are already doing.

Our 2018 Conservation Projects:

Learn more about conservation easements.

Conservation Work Group

This work group's goals are to:

  • Protect natural resources

  • Improve water quality in the Blue River

  • Identify and support projects that meet conservation goals and benefit community

  • Identify funding opportunities and support HCA in developing funding sources for conservation projects

The Conservation Work Group meets at the Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center. Find the next meeting on our calendar.

Email work group Chair Stephen Van Rhein

Visit Us:


Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center

4750 Troost Avenue

Kansas City, MO 64110


(816) 759-7305, ext. 1148

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