Great Lakes Protection Fund
The Fund’s mission is to identify, demonstrate and promote regional action to enhance the health of the Great Lakes ecosystem.

The Great Lakes Protection Fund was developed after a series of increasingly cooperative efforts to address the ecological problems of the largest single source of freshwater in the world. The governors of the Great Lakes states pledged $97 million to create the Fund to help protect and restore their shared Great Lakes resources. They created the Fund as a private, nonprofit corporation in 1989.


The Nature Conservancy
The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Our vision is a world where the diversity of life thrives, and people act to conserve nature for its own sake and its ability to fulfill our needs and enrich our lives.


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s mission is, working with others, to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.


Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors & Premiers
The Conference of Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers unites the chief executives from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Québec and Wisconsin. The Governors and Premiers work as equal partners to grow the region’s $6 trillion economy and protect the world’s largest system of surface fresh water. The Conference builds upon over 30 years of work by the Council of Great Lakes Governors to encourage and facilitate environmentally responsible economic development.


National Park Service
The mission of the National Park Service is to preserve unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the national park system for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. This is accomplished through a deeply committed workforce of approximately 27,000 employees (both permanent and temporary) and partnerships with nonprofit organizations, state and local governments, and private industries.


Bat Conservation International
Our mission at Bat Conservation International is to conserve the world’s bats and their ecosystems to ensure a healthy planet. To accomplish lasting conservation victories, we dedicate ourselves to the highest standards.


Our mission at the USDA is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. For more than 100 years, the Forest Service has brought people and communities together to answer the call of conservation.


Idaho Department of  Fish and Game
The mission statement for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game is found within the State of Idaho Wildlife Policy, which reads:

All wildlife, including all wild animals, wild birds, and fish, within the state of Idaho, is hereby declared to be the property of the state of Idaho. It shall be preserved, protected, perpetuated, and managed. It shall be only captured or taken at such times or places, under such conditions, or by such means, or in such manner, as will preserve, protect, and perpetuate such wildlife, and provide for the citizens of this state and, as by law permitted to others, continued supplies of such wildlife for hunting, fishing and trapping.”


Iowa DNR
The Iowa DNR’s mission is to conserve and enhance our natural resources in cooperation with individuals and organizations to improve the quality of life in Iowa and ensure a legacy for future generations.


The Crown Family School of Social Work
The Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice increases access, opportunity, and agency in order to dismantle systems of oppression and to help meet the basic needs of diverse individuals, families, and communities with compassion and humaneness.


Friends of the Chicago River
The mission of Friends of the Chicago River is to improve and protect the Chicago River system for people, plants, and animals. Our vision is making the Chicago River one of the world’s greatest metropolitan rivers. … As a result, the Chicago River is becoming a haven for wildlife and a treasured community resource.