National Conservation Foundation

The mission of the National Conservation Foundation (NCF) is to encourage and facilitate the implementation of programs and services that advance the wise use and orderly development of the nation’s natural resources. The foundation does this by providing conservation districts and other conservation organizations funding for research, educational programs, and public outreach. To receive more information about NCF or its projects, please contact NACD Director of Development Melisa Augusto. For the 2015 NCF Annual Report, click here.


Serving on NCF’s Executive Committee are: Chair Steve Robinson of Ohio, Vice Chair Tim Reich of South Dakota, Treasurer John Redding of Georgia, Secretary Mike Mosel of Nebraska, and Irvil Kear of Pennsylvania representing the Presidents Association.

Serving on NCF’s Board of Trustees are: Nedra Turney of Arkansas, Marc Cribb of South Carolina representing NASCA, Irene Moore of Ohio representing NCDEA, Karen Smart of Utah representing NACD Auxiliary, Peggy Lemons of Missouri representing Envirothon, Gene Schmidt of Indiana, Earl Garber of Louisiana, Charles Holmes of Alabama, Bob Warner of Colorado, Rudy Rice of Illinois, David Vertin of California, Linda Brownson of New Hampshire, and Larry Nix of Georgia. Mary Jane Spickler and the late Don Spickler serve as Honorary Trustees.


The National Conservation Foundation assumed responsibility for the international Envirothon education competition in the spring of 2014. Go here to learn more about Envirothon and how you can become a sponsor.

To support the work of NCF, please make checks payable to:
National Conservation Foundation
509 Capitol Court NE
Washington, DC 20002

NCF is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a charitable 501(c)3 organization. Contributions to the Foundation are tax-deductible for both corporations and individuals. NCF can also receive contributions from other grant-making foundations.


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