Projects supported by General Mills will help farmers improve soil health and water quality, and reduce green-house gas emissions
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 11, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) today announced a partnership with General Mills that will support important conservation efforts on working lands in the Great Lakes Basin (Michigan and Wisconsin) and the Southern Great Plains (stretching from Nebraska to Texas).
Through NFWF’s Sustain Our Great Lakes and Conservation Partners Programs, this new partnership will accelerate the adoption of regenerative agriculture to improve soil heath and water quality, while also enhancing vital habitat for fish and wildlife.
International Paper’s Forestland Stewards Partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation supports conservation grant funding to restore, enhance and protect longleaf pine forests.
The longleaf pine ecosystem once covered more than 90 million acres across the Southeastern coastal plain and piedmont. Today, it has been reduced to only about 5% of its historical range due to the conversion of forest type, conversion to other land uses and fire suppression. This fire-adapted ecosystem possesses tremendous biodiversity, supporting nearly 900 endemic plant species and providing habitat for wildlife such as the red-cockaded woodpecker, gopher tortoise, indigo snake and Bachman’s sparrow.
Update: Monsanto is collaborating with others to restore critical habitat and support a healthy monarch butterfly population. As part of this effort, we recently announced a partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) in support of NFWF’s Monarch Butterfly Conservation Fund (MBCF). Our $3.6 million donation to the fund will support habitat restoration, education, outreach and milkweed seed production to benefit monarch butterflies.
Natural species and habitats have an inherent value all their own, separate from the benefits they provide the world’s human population. At Monsanto we understand and respect this. We also know that without a healthy natural environment, sustainable agriculture would not be possible. Productive farming depends on pollinators like the honey bee and on natural ecosystems that help maintain soil health and mitigate climate change.
Monsanto is the First Company to Contribute to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Monarch Butterfly Conservation Fund
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 31, 2015 /3BL Media/ – The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and Monsanto Company announced today a commitment to partner in support of NFWF’s Monarch Butterfly Conservation Fund. As the first company to contribute to NFWF’s Monarch Butterfly Conservation Fund, Monsanto will provide $3.6 million over three years to match funds provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other federal agencies that will support habitat restoration, education, outreach and milkweed seed production to benefit monarch butterflies.
Maryland Department of Natural Resources, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and CSX collaborate in unique partnership to restore oyster sanctuary
WASHINGTON, D.C., December 15, 2014 /3BL Media/ – A unique, year-long partnership between the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and CSX recently came to a close with delivery of the 22nd and final freight train filled with fossilized oyster shells from Florida to the Chesapeake Bay.
FedEx volunteers protect an area in the Colorado Black Forest burn scar
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Ensuring that local communities where FedEx team members live and work are sustainable is a top priority for FedEx. Through its EarthSmart Outreach programs, FedEx helps build sustainable cities through the conservation and restoration of parks and green spaces, as well as the rehabilitation of natural habitats impacted by disasters. This spring, FedEx teamed up with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and the Arbor Day Foundation to sponsor a number of conservation projects across cities in the U.S.
Grant program helps support land and water conservation, energy efficiency
SAN FRANCISCO, June 4, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) today announced that 54 environmental nonprofits were awarded grants totaling $3 million from the 2014 Wells FargoEnvironmental Solutions for Communities grant program. The philanthropic grants support projects focused on land and water conservation, energy efficiency, infrastructure, and educational outreach in communities where our customers and team members live and work.