About Us

The North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA), passed in 1989, authorizes grants to protect, enhance, restore, and manage a diversity of wetland ecosystems. These grant projects not only benefit migratory birds and other wildlife, but also help expand public opportunities for hunting, fishing, wildlife observation and other outdoor recreational access in North America. In addition, wetlands protected by NAWCA provide important environmental benefits such as improving both water and air quality, flood control, reducing coastal erosion, and recharging ground water.

You can see a list of projects and summaries on our project summaries page.