About Us

North American Wetlands Conservation (NAWCA) grants increase bird populations and wetland habitat, while supporting local economies and American traditions such as hunting, fishing, bird watching, family farming, and cattle ranching. Wetlands protected by NAWCA provide valuable benefits such as flood control, reducing coastal erosion, improving water and air quality, and recharging ground water.

In the past three decades, the North American Wetlands Conservation Act has funded over 3,200 projects totaling over $2 billion in grants. More than 6,600 partners have contributed another $4 billion in matching funds to affect over 31 million acres of habitat.

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