who we are

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


Our values and philosophy

Mission statement

We provide advanced conservation science, technology, and planning to empower our partners in solving the world’s critical ecological challenges  

At CBI, we believe that saving the natural treasures on this planet is of paramount importance, and we feel a world without things “natural, wild, and free” is a lonely and dangerous one for our present and future generations. We are committed as scientists and as human beings to doing our best to create a better future.

We believe humanity is responsible for the current ecological crisis, but we also believe humanity can create an alternative future—one that benefits all life. By blending our talents and skills with others who share our passion, we hope to contribute to finding solutions to conservation’s greatest challenges.

Our History

A remarkable journey …

… Like every journey, ours started with a single “step”.  Well technically, it started with 2 “steps” as there are two of us (a husband and wife team) who started CBI in 1997.  And from that point on, we have walked many steps in the accompaniment of inspiring, passionate, creative, honorable, and talented people through our staff, clients, and partners.

We know our planet is in serious trouble and as a collective group of scientists, software developers, geospatial analysts, admins, and most importantly humans, we are passionately committed to finding solutions to as many ecological and sustainability challenges as possible in the years ahead, be they local, global, and everything in-between.

As of this writing, CBI has been going strong for 25-years. And as we have said to ourselves many times,

“The woods are lovely, dark and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep.”

We hope you check in frequently to see what new and exciting projects we’ve been working on or cruise through our extensive project library for past projects.

CBI’s 20th anniversary

What we Do

We provide a range of integrated scientific and technological services to support ecological sustainability

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.