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Nature is a critical part of cities and communities. By helping nature thrive wherever we are, our team works to ensure that people can thrive too.

The Conservancy’s Laura Crane visits a solar project under construction.
Laura Crane The Conservancy’s Laura Crane visits a solar project under construction. © Dave Lauridsen

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We know that humanity’s health and happiness depends on our ability to connect to nature, including in the places we live and work. At TNC, we’re using the power of nature to make our communities more resilient to climate change and facilitate California’s ambitious transition to a zero-carbon economy.

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