Over $3.2 million in grants and community services distributed since 1998.

Over 48 partner organizations engaged each year to forge leadership for on-the-ground conservation solutions.

Over 140 communities served each year.

Over 500 U.S. regulators from all U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Districts, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Environmental Protection Agency regional offices have been trained to develop successful conservation and mitigation banking programs.

We believe communities and corporations can achieve environmental and economic successes when they work together to develop shared knowledge, networks and technical skills. Our Conservation Leadership Network (CLN) is a team of experts that brings diverse constituencies together to achieve common ground.


We deliver action and impact. Our services focus on collaborative problem-solving—bringing people together to facilitate results such as:


    • Revitalized downtowns
    • Comprehensive transportation solutions
    • Small business development
    • Resolution of infrastructure challenges
    • Creating more livable communities
    • Supporting innovative markets for ensuring water quality


We deliver these results through multi-disciplinary course offerings, innovative demonstration projects, regional programs, and sustainability consulting that supports on-the-ground solutions.



Blue Ridge Parkway

As one of the most visited units of the National Park Service (NPS), the Blue Ridge Parkway welcomes...

Appalachian Gateway Communities Initiative

Our regional workshops provide the skills to achieve sustainable economic development, cultural heri...

Balancing Nature and Commerce in the Pennsylvania Wilds

The PA Wilds has grown to be one of the largest and most successful rural regional branding efforts ...

Freedom Riders National Monument

To honor the courageous efforts of the Freedom Riders and their important place in history, The Cons...

Zion Regional Recreation Management Plan

The Plan will foster coordination and collaboration for recreation-related projects and initiatives ...

Madison/Boone Resource & Recreation Action Plan

Advancing placemaking to enhance natural and cultural assets, recreation options, community health, ...