Conservation At Home

Anyone can help conserve national, state, and local parks and other protected areas by taking action at home! Water, lands, and air are all connected, so the actions people take at home have far-reaching effects. People interested in helping protect water, air, and wildlife can do a variety of things: Plant native flowers, use dark-sky friendly lighting fixtures, limit or avoid fertilizer, and reduce water waste. Explore these topics for more ideas.

How You Can Help

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    Help Pollinators

    Even small changes in our own backyards can help pollinators survive and thrive.

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    Help Birds

    Explore this list of seven simple actions to help birds.

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    Live Sustainably

    Take a positive step toward developing a more efficient home and a healthier community.

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    Conserve Water

    Use a reusable bottle, avoid fertilizer, and take other actions to conserve water.

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    Protect Night Skies

    You, your neighbors, and your community can make a difference in conserving our heritage of starry skies.

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    Remove Invasive Species

    We can all work together to help defend our national parks and other public lands from invasive species.

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    Live Blue

    Whether or not you live on the coast, the state of the ocean affects us all. Help protect our oceans by living blue.

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    Coexist with Bears

    People, neighborhoods, and communities can prevent problems with bears.

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    Help Bats

    We need bats if we want healthy and diverse ecosystems. Find out how you can help bats at home.

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    Recreate Responsibly

    Practice Leave No Trace principles to reduce your impact.

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    Volunteer

    You can make our great places even better!

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    Simple Conservation Action Webinars

    Join us for this special webinar series that highlights simple conservation actions that you can take in your own community.

Last updated: September 29, 2022

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