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The new approach to wildlife conservation on America’s working lands.

What is Conservation Without Conflict?

Conservation Without Conflict is both a proven approach to conservation and a coalition of public and private partners with highly diverse goals who are united in their commitment to conserving wildlife while keeping America’s working lands working. Our coalition emphasizes:




approaches to conserving wildlife on working lands, rather than the historically contentious – and even litigious – approaches of the past. Together, we are establishing an enduring cultural shift across diverse stakeholder groups, yielding a transformational change in the way we achieve conservation.

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For voluntary collaboration to be the preferred model for wildlife conservation on working lands across the United States.


Foster a culture of enduring trust and partnership across diverse sectors, groups, and individuals to support a sustainable national landscape that conserves wildlife, keeps working lands working, and improves quality of life for landowners and communities.

Benefits of the Conservation Without Conflict Approach

Thriving wildlife & increasing biodiversity

Ecological co-benefits

Keep working lands working

Socioeconomic co-benefits

More adaptable, efficient & effective projects

Cultural co-benefits

State of the Industry

“The Service and the states are serious about conserving wildlife in a way that reduces regulatory burden, keeps working lands working, allows local economies to thrive, and protects the nation’s enduring tradition of outdoor recreation.”
Wendi Weber, Cindy Dohner

Share Your Success Stories

We welcome our coalition members and partners to share their success stories showing the effectiveness, efficiency, and durability of outcomes when implementing the Conservation Without Conflict approach. Please submit as many stories as you would like, using one template per project. Save and return completed forms to Lauren Ward at We are grateful for a chance to highlight, share, and learn from your successful projects on the ground.