Effective conservation requires expert planning, management, and monitoring

The long-term viability of natural habitats and species relies on effective and practical conservation planning, management, and monitoring. Planning allows decision makers—land managers, scientists, landowners, planners, and communities—to assess current status and define goals and objectives to benefit key resources.

Management implements specific actions to protect or enhance resources, such as removing invasive species, planting native species, and controlling pollutants or erosion. Monitoring tests the effectiveness of management actions and allows us to refine management practices based on results (adaptive management).

At CBI, our ecological training, land management experience, knowledge of environmental regulations, and expertise with computer mapping technologies enable us to develop effective conservation plans, management actions, and monitoring programs.

Experimental monitoring plot for Quino checkerspot butterfly habitat restoration project, San Diego County, CA
A woman standing on a rock on topo of a mountain taking notes.
Patricia Gordon-Reedy collecting rare plant data on Otay Mountain, San Diego County, CA

What We Offer

Cost-effective, science-based strategies

  • Conservation planning and prioritization
  • Land use strategies and plans to address one or more goals
  • Habitat and species mapping
  • Decision support tools for management and monitoring
  • Monitoring protocol development and implementation
  • Best management practices for adaptive management
  • Endangered species recovery planning
  • Land manager and volunteer training
bright purple bug on a bright green plant stem. The bug is heading southeast on the stem towards some budding flowers

CBI’s rare plant effort has been invaluable in framing Endangered Habitats Conservancy’s long-term management strategy & in helping us to achieve our annual monitoring objectives. This program is a perfect fit with Endangered Habitats Conservancy’s goal to increase rare plant populations on our properties wherever possible.

Michael Beck, San Diego Director of Endangered Habitats Conservancy and Endangered Habitats League