Private nonprofit organizations whose primary purpose is to preserve, protect and improve the environment.
Scope notes: Includes: Organizations that are involved in pollution control and abatement; conservation and development of natural resources; control or elimination of hazardous or toxic substances including pesticides; solid waste management; urban beautification and open spaces development; environmental education and outdoor survival; and botanical gardens and horticultural societies.
Excludes: Organizations including those that operate refuges and fisheries that focus on the protection and preservation of wildlife (see D-Animal-Related); programs that focus on the protection and preservation of farmlands or soil and water conservation for agricultural, food production purposes (see K-Food, Agriculture & Nutrition); and organizations that develop and maintain recreational parks (see N-Recreation & Sports).
Organizations that protect our natural resources from abuse, neglect, waste or exploitation and preserve their availability for future generations.
Key words: Audubon Society; Conservation; Ecology; Natural Resources Conservation; Environmental Impact Statements; Natural Resources Management; Natural Resources Protection; Nonrenewable Resources; Plant Conservation; Plat Species Reintroduction; Restoration Ecology; Seed Banks; Wildflower Conservation
Scope notes: Includes: Plant conservation organizations not elsewhere classified.
Excludes: Parks and playgrounds. Use Parks & Playgrounds (N32). Wildlife preservation and protection. Use Wildlife Preservation & Protection (D30). Farmland preservation. Use Farmland Preservation (K25). Irrigation services. Use Agricultural Programs (K20).
See also: Agricultural Programs; Farmland Preservation; Parks; Wildlife Preservation & Protection