30 Years of Conservation for the Common Good

NRCC continues to be a leading marketplace for new, more effective conservation ideas and a launching pad for innovative start-up projects.  We’ve grown from a team of 8 to a team of 45 researchers, educators, and on-the-ground problem solvers, many of whom have received regional, national, and international awards and recognition.

Increasing pressure on natural areas and wildlife from roads, traffic, tourism, recreation, development, disease, and more require us to work harder and create smarter alternatives to help humans and wildlife thrive alongside one another.

Our work has centered on species and ecosystems and the human institutions that have been developed to manage shared resources. We have built knowledge, skills, and leadership with workshops, consultations, and projects.

NRCC remains a very efficient low-overhead, large-outcome organization with a small staff and a diverse group of project experts and partnering organizations.  We facilitate fast, practical implementation of projects with our lean administration and we encourage creative ownership among our project directors.

We are also unique in how we integrate social science skills and ecological expertise to improve human management, learning, and decision-making processes. The goal of our work is to achieve common good for current and future generations.

We hope this website gives you a better understanding of who we are, what we do, and how we contribute to conservation.  We invite you to participate as a partner, educator, funder or other role of your choosing.  Together, we are creating a better future for human and wildlife communities.


Susan Gail Clark, Founder and Emeritus Board Member

Peyton Curlee Griffin, Board President

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