Landscape Conservation Initiatives Survey

Tracking the development of the field

The Network actively seeks to track the growth and development of the landscape conservation approach across North America. As part of this work, the Network periodically administers an in-depth survey of self-identified landscape conservation initiatives in North America.

The Network is currently administering a survey of landscape conservation initiatives, and we invite you to share information on your initiative.


Take the 2021 Survey

This survey is intended to:

  • Track the growth and development of the landscape conservation movement, and;
  • Identify challenges and needs facing the landscape conservation community.
The 2016-2017 Survey

This 2021 survey follows on from an initial survey administered in late 2016 and early 2017–with a summary report being issued in early 2018.

Read the 2016-2017 Survey Summary Report


full report of the 2016-2017 survey analysis is also available.

What is a landscape conservation initiative? For the purposes of the Network surveys,  we consider landscape conservation initiatives to be efforts that work across jurisdictional boundaries; include multiple stakeholders; and advance the conservation, stewardship, restoration, and/or management of lands and waters—and the services and well-being that these provide. Such initiatives are defined by approach rather than size: initiatives can be found in urban areas with a small geographic extent and can be found in rural areas with an expansive geographic extent.

We welcome responses from initiatives that are working to achieve a vision for a specific, defined landscape, as well as initiatives that are working to build critical “infrastructure” to accelerate landscape conservation [including for instance, initiatives that are synthesizing science and data across scales or that are providing technical assistance and/or building capacity for landscape conservation initiatives across a variety of landscapes).




A map of landscape conservation initiatives throughout North America can be found in the Knowledge Center; connect with and learn more about other initiatives by exploring the database.

Explore the Initiative Database