We believe that for the people in our region to thrive, growth is necessary. However, we believe that cities and villages should host the majority of growth and development while integrating and considering nature in all aspects of growth. We believe this is cost-effective in the long run and favorable for community health, recreation, and economic development.

HeartLands Conservancy works with communities – frequently in a consulting-style role and or as a partner and collaborator – on projects and initiatives focused on our mission.

In addition to the services we provide for communities, we have several regional initiatives in partnerships with communities, businesses, and residents: