MISSION

We build policies that deliver spectacular improvements

in the speed and scale of conservation

 

 

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Endangered Species

Fewer extinctions, more recoveries. A new generation of policies and practices can get us there.

Water

All Americans deserve access to clean and safe water. Our environment needs clean water too.

Markets

Environmental markets, propelled by technology, can drive a new century of ecological restoration.

 

What's New

May 1.  We hosted a webinar (slides here) for nonprofits working on conservation and national defense, as part of the release of our April 15th report on conservation and the military mission.

April 23.  Our new report discusses how data technology can help restore our planet.

April 15.  We released our report and summary on opportunities to advance conservation and the military mission. The report was the result of over a year of workshops and research involving many Dep't of Defense staff and their conservation partners.

April 8.  Working with University of Illinois and others, we helped develop a conservation plan for the monarch butterfly--the largest of its kind under the ESA.

April 7.  We helped develop a first-of-its-kind agreement to allow Iowa municipalities to address water quality by working with farmers.

See an archive of earlier news items here.

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.