"Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.” - Gary Snyder

Nature doesn’t start or stop at geopolitical boundaries. Metropolitan conservation coalitions are large public/private/nonprofit partnerships that work across extensive natural landscapes. These alliances are adept at navigating both the complex ecosystem challenges, as well as the complex organizational environments of metropolitan regions.

What we Do

The Metropolitan Greenspace Alliance collaborates on best practices and science to meet the challenges of connecting the urban environment to the natural environment for the benefit of the people and nature within urban areas.

Collectively, MGA coalitions are impacting many critical issues facing metropolitan regions across the United States today. MGA members work on serious issues across complex landscapes that are ecologically, culturally, and economically diverse to:


Together, the coalitions leverage funding and increase the impact and efficiency of conservation investments in metropolitan environments.

MGA Member Efforts

Learn more about the Metropolitan Greenspace Alliance members.