National Conservation Foundation

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The mission of the National Conservation Foundation (NCF) is to identify and advance strategic programs and partnerships to deliver conservation solutions through locally-led conservation and to develop the next generation of conservation leaders. The vision of the National Conservation Foundation is to support delivery of locally-led conservation and to create future conservation leaders.

The foundation does this by providing conservation districts and other conservation organizations funding for research, educational programs, and public outreach. In fulfilling its mission, NCF has two programs that work to develop the next generation of conservation leaders: the NCF-Envirothon competition, a high school environmental and natural resources program and competition, and the Next Generation Leadership Institute, a new program to cultivate the next generation of locally-led conservation leaders.

The foundation published their 2018 Annual Report in spring of 2019. Please click the cover above to view the online edition.


To receive more information about NCF or its projects, please contact NACD Director of Development Laura Demmel.

To make a tax-deductible donation to NCF, please click the donate button below or make checks payable to:
National Conservation Foundation
509 Capitol Court NE
Washington, DC 20002

EIN: 90-0136120

Members of the NCF Executive Committee

Steve Robinson Chair Ohio
Tim Reich Vice Chair South Dakota
John Redding Treasurer Georgia
Mike Mosel Secretary Nebraska
Gene Schmidt At-Large Indiana

Members of the NCF Board of Trustees

Rudy Rice Immediate Past Chair Illinois
Brent Van Dyke NACD Immediate Past President New Mexico
Barbara Perlman-Whyman Presidents Association Representative Nevada
Shana Joy NASCA Representative Washington
Irene Moore NCDEA Representative Ohio
Karen Smart NACD Auxiliary Representative Utah
Peggy Lemons NCF-Envirothon Representative Missouri
Earl Garber Louisiana
Rick Jeans Oklahoma
Bob Warner NACD Board Member Colorado
Nedra Turney Arkansas
Patricia Lardie Wisconsin


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.

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