Walker Basin Conservancy (WBC) was established in 2014 and became operational in 2015. A growing 501(c)(3) non-profit, WBC serves to implement and manage long-term land stewardship activities and other actions associated with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s (NFWF) Walker Basin Restoration Program (Program). The Program was established by Congress in October 2009 for the purpose of restoring and maintaining Walker Lake, a natural desert lake located at the eastern terminus of the Walker River in Nevada. Through an agreement with the Bureau of Reclamation, NFWF has been managing the Program since January 2010 prior to the establishment of WBC.
WBC is responsible for the on-the-ground operations associated with the Program including: land management, overseeing re-vegetation activities, farm leases, and daily operations and oversight of physical assets located in the Walker Basin. WBC is funded by a grant from NFWF.