Conservation: preservation, protection, or restoration of the natural environment, natural ecosystems, vegetation, and wildlife. [New Oxford American Dictionary]
Conservation needn't be confined to natural areas. What you do in your community, at work, in your own yard affects natural areas and our planet.
It has been postulated that a butterfly flapping its wings in Brazil can affect the path of a tornado in Texas. A seemingly small action can indeed have a huge impact. By pulling a few strands of an invasive plant to prevent it sending out a thousand seedlings; by writing a short passage to be read by hundreds; by planting a few native species in your front yard to inspire a dozen neighbours and to create the basis of a food web that will nurture a host of tiny creatures...you can be that butterfly.
Take the first step...then take another!