Leading with head and heart

An effective organization revolves around values that define its character and culture. These are ours.

Speed. When the planet's on fire, rapid innovation is better than slow and steady.

Pragmatism. We focus on ambitious but achievable solutions and believe that compromise and progress is more effective than purity and stasis.

Wall-less. Innovation happens more in places without hierarchies and where every person and every idea gets respect. We do that.

Honesty. We will acknowledge our efforts that work and those that do not, and we will not withhold innovation for political reasons.

Empathy. People who live in the landscape where conservation occurs need to be listened to and respected as residents. Their ideas and values  have often gotten too little respect.

Prosperity. We are committed to environmental progress and to prosperity for people because the most enduring and exceptional outcomes require both.

What's New?

Aug 20.  Our detailed analysis on the new ESA rules is posted.

Aug 20.  Resources for the Future interviews us about the new ESA rules.

Aug 17.  Hear us on NPR discussing the new ESA rules (8/17 and 8/12 segments).

Aug 1.  We coauthored a study on 16 years of ESA consultations for marine species and salmon.

July 21.  We're on CBS discussing the ESA.

June 11.  We teach a course on the ESA. 

June 11.  Our new markets webpage is up.

April 22 In our first podcast, we interview Dr. Lee Talbot about the ESA.