(b) DutiesThe Foundation shall—
promote innovative solutions to the problems associated with the conservation of natural resources on private lands, particularly with respect to agriculture and soil and water conservation;
promote voluntary partnerships between government and private interests in the conservation of natural resources;
provide such other leadership and support as may be necessary to address conservation challenges, such as the prevention of excessive soil erosion, the enhancement of soil and water quality, and the protection of wetlands, wildlife habitat, and strategically important farmland subject to urban conversion and fragmentation;
undertake, conduct, and encourage educational, technical, and other assistance, and other activities, that support the conservation and related programs administered by the Department (other than activities carried out on National Forest System lands), particularly the Natural Resources Conservation Service, except that the Foundation may not enforce or administer a regulation of the Department; and
raise private funds to promote the purposes of the Foundation.
(c) Limitations and conflicts of interest
(1) Political activities
The Foundation shall not participate or intervene in a political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office.
(2) Conflicts of interestNo director, officer, or employee of the Foundation shall participate, directly or indirectly, in the consideration or determination of any question before the Foundation affecting—
(B) the interests of any corporation, partnership, entity, organization, or other person in which the director, officer, or employee—
(3) Legislation or government action or policy
No funds of the Foundation may be used in any manner for the purpose of influencing legislation or government action or policy.