You’re in good company

We collaborate with some of the world’s top organizations to solve tough conservation problems

Our clientele come from diverse sectors—from all levels of government agencies to academic institutions, tribes, foundations, corporations, and nonprofits. We work with them to create customized solutions, handling everything from global assessments to site-level planning. Our clients and partners rely on us for high scientific rigor, flexibility, and professional integrity.

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What our clients say

I appreciate the CBI team’s client-centered approach to the project implementation. I was impressed with their flexibility and ability to work collaboratively with us to find solutions creatively.

Li Zhu Associate Director of Conservation, The Paulson Institute

A diverse group of collaborators

Our clients and partners


Albertine Rift Conservation Network (ARCOS)

American Farmland Trust

American Lands

American Museum of Natural History

Audubon Society California

Audubon Society Washington

Audubon Society — National

BirdLife International

BirdLife South Africa

Black County Land Trust

California Coastal Conservancy

California Native Plant Society

California Wilderness Coalition

Cascadia Partner Forum

Central Oregon Forest Stewardship Foundation

Center for Biological Diversity

Coalition for the Sonoran Desert

Conservation International

Conservation Northwest

Defenders of Wildlife

Denver Zoo

Deschutes Trails Coalition

Dogwood Alliance

Earth Discovery Institute




Endangered Habitat League

Environment Now

Forest Ethics

Global Forest Watch Canada

Global Forest Watch Russia

Heart of the Rockies Initiative

Land Trust of Santa Barbara County

National Geographic Society

National Fish and Wildlife Federation

Natural Communities Coalition

Natural Resources Defense Council

The Nature Conservancy (OR, CA, SC, OH)

Pacific Biodiversity Institute

Pacific Forest Trust

The Paulson Institute

People and Nature Partnership

Point Blue

Pro Esteros, Proforest


St. Louis Zoo

San Diego Land Conservancy Coalition

San Diego Natural History Museum

San Diego Zoo Global

San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy

Save-the-Redwoods League

Sierra Watch

Siskiyou Regional Education Project

Southcoast Wildlands Project

Spatial Informatics Group – Natural Assets Laboratory

The Wilderness Society Trust for Public Land

The Wildland Project

Two Countries, One Forest

Union of Concerned Scientists USA

Western Environmental Law Center

Wildlife Conservation Society

Wildlife Conservation Society Canada

WokenUp World Resources Institute

World Wildlife Fund Canada

World Wildlife Fund China

World Wildlife Fund US


Bechtel Foundation

Brainerd Foundation

Bullitt Foundation

Canadian Boreal Initiative

Charlotte Martin Foundation

David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Hewlett Foundation

International Community Foundation

Kresge Foundation

Lazar Foundation

Lyndhurst Foundation

NCASI Foundation

Paulson Institute

Resources Legacy Fund Foundation

The Moriah Fund

The Paul G. Allen Forest Protection Foundation

San Diego Foundation

Wilburforce Foundation



Aditya Birla Group

Aspen Environmental

Cultivate LLC

Deutsche Bank





GEOS Institute

ICF International


Innovisk (previously Sage Underwriters)

Inter-American Development Bank

International Paper

Kearns & West

KEEN Footwear

Leica Inc.

Limited Brands

Office Depot

Toronto Dominion Bank

Transmediavision USA

Victoria’s Secret


Universities and Research Institutions

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Duke University

Evergreen State College

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

Oregon State University

Portland State University

San Diego State University

Stanford University — Stanford Woods Institute

Universidad Autonoma de Baja

California University of British Columbia

University of California Berkeley

University of California Davis

University of California Riverside

University of California San Diego

University of Florida

University of Idaho

University of Maryland

University of Rwanda

University of Washington

Washington State University

Western Washington University

Yale University

Government Agencies


County of San Diego

City of Encinitas California

City of Anacortes Washington

City of Escondido California

City of Oceanside California

City of Orlando Florida

City of Poway California

City of San Diego California

Fresno Council of Governments

Kern County

Riverside County

San Diego Council of Governments


California Coastal Commission

California Department of Fish and Game

California Department of Forestry

California Department of Water Resources

California Energy Commission

California Ocean Protection Council

California Office of Planning and Research

California Strategic Growth Council

California Wildlife Conservation Board

Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Oregon Department of Energy

Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development

Riverside County Habitat Conservation Agency

Sonoma County

Sonoma Water

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Washington Department of Natural Resources




National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

National Science Foundation Smithsonian Institution

U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard

U.S. Bureau of Land Management

U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

U.S. Department of Agriculture

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

U.S. Forest Service

U.S. Forest Service FIA

U.S. Geological Survey

U.S. National Park Service

U.S. Navy

Ventura County