At A Glance
- Major infrastructure projects require mitigation.
- Mitigation means new conservation.
- We work for good, timely outcomes.
America loses more than a million acres of open space each year—by some estimates, nearly 6,000 acres every day. New energy and transportation projects, while needed, can fragment the landscape even more, if not planned well. Companies that develop infrastructure are required to compensate, or mitigate, for unavoidable environmental impacts. But how? And where? The answers are complex—and important to conservation.
Our mission is to protect land and water resources. Because new infrastructure provides significant conservation opportunity, we work with companies, government agencies, land managers and communities to improve mitigation efforts. We identify mitigation needs and create strategies to meet them. We serve as honest brokers, keeping mitigation focused on achieving the best available conservation outcomes.
Vice President Erik Meyers works to advance the Fund’s business strategy for mitigation opportunities, advises companies on sustainability initiatives, manages relationships with water-related agencies and oversees climate adaptation projects. Erik has been at the Fund since 2004. Outside work, he rows competitively. Erik holds a B.S.F.S. from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law.