The health of the land is its capacity for self-renewal; conservation is "our" effort to understand and preserve this capacity.
~ Aldo Leopold
There are many threats to the numerous values
created by large landscapes, including culture, open space, clean water,
and abundant wildlife. Often altruistic property owners, donors, and taxpayers
are the only means of support for these values.
Our business model is based on three key assertions regarding a
better way to reverse resource degradation and provide long-term
1) With the right management, multiple
land-based enterprises can be integrated to create conservation outcomes
that are both profitable and sustainable.
2) Measuring, monitoring, and
demonstrating desired outcomes provides both opportunity and incentive
to foster ecologically responsible behavior.
3) No individual can create fully integrated outcomes; this requires concerted collaboration within properly structured systems.
To many, the conservation movement
includes preservation of social wealth embodied in rural cultures. We
understand how management of large tracts affects local communities and
appreciate environmental and social justice issues often ignored by outsiders.
Because both the government and special interest groups represent
collections of individuals with diverse interests, we intend to produce
specific conservation outcomes by working collaboratively with our
partners to achieve high net conservation outcomes.