The Conservation Biology Institute is a non-partisan, science-based nonprofit working to support the conservation of biological diversity towards a healthier, more ecologically sustainable planet.

The world is a complex place, and solutions to problems are seldom obvious or accomplished in isolation. We collaborate with a wide diversity of partners and use a range of tools—both social and technical—to support wise planning, policy, and management for biodiversity, ecosystems, climate, energy, and water resources.

We work dynamically, finding creative new ways to solve problems. Whether your interest is endangered species, energy or water planning, or taking rapid climate adaptation or mitigation steps, we help you make complex decisions in efficient ways, using the best available evidence.

(U.S. Forest Service logo) "Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture"
(WRCOG logo) "Western Riverside Council of Governments"

Integrating science into land management requires both the development of management-relevant science and the communication of that science in a way that can be readily integrated into existing management processes. CBI has worked collaboratively to understand what land managers in the Sierra Nevada need to inform science-based conservation decision-making, and to develop useful information and tools to help further our mission in that respect.

Sarah Sawyer, National Wildlife Ecologist and Wildlife Ecology Program Leader, United States Forest Service

For over 30 years, [we] worked to apply advanced techniques for land management and species monitoring for the Endangered Stephens Kangaroo Rat. The partnership with Conservation Biology Institute and their scientific expertise elevated RCHCA’s approach and allowed the layering of sound management practices backed by proven scientific strategies in support of species conservation, contributing to the overall success of our mission. With CBI’s dedication to applied research, education, and collaborative community service, we achieved milestones and made real impacts to change species status and complete recovery actions.

Princess L. Hester, Administrative Services Director, Western Riverside Council of Governments, CA