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.


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


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


What's New

July 19. New Report - An assessment of Endangered Species Act Experimental Populations: More than 70% of recovery plans for imperiled species call for the establishment of new populations – our report reviews the 81 cases where a special ‘experimental population’ has been established in law.

July 12. New Report - Climate Smart Endangered Species Policies: New Endangered Species Act policies are needed to ensure we preserve as many species as possible as the effects of climate change get worse. Our report details five major policy recommendations.

July 8. EPIC hosted a virtual roundtable to discuss faster ways to replace toxic lead pipes. With panelists from Quantified Ventures, Corvias, AllianceBernstein, and ECT, we will explore public-private partnerships, municipal bonds, and innovative financing strategies to replace lead service lines. See our flyer for further details and speaker bios, and watch the recording here to join us.

July 7. EPIC published an op-ed in The Hill to talk about the crisis of confidence in our tap water and how to address it through our annual water quality reports.

See an archive of earlier news items here.


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.