Since our founding in 1987, NRCC has built a community of problem solvers, each of whom is committed to a shared goal: conservation for the common good.
We began as a small team of researchers looking for ways to create smarter conservation alternatives and launch innovative projects.
Over the last 33 years, we’ve grown to a team of 60 researchers, conservation leaders, educators, and students. Our projects are diverse—yet our focus remains the same: empowering current and emerging leaders to implement practical, integrated, and inclusive conservation work.
Visit our History to learn more about our past accomplishments.
We are grateful to the agencies, foundations, and nonprofit partners who collaborate to make these projects happen. Thank you for your support!
Visit our Projects to learn more about the work we do.
Research & Conservation Innovation
Supporting innovative researchers and fostering projects that address complex problems
Engaging stakeholders in meaningful dialogues that lead to consensus-based solutions
Education & Civic Engagement
Assessing the state of environmental education and providing programming which aligns with conservation needs
Identifying key skills and knowledge that are currently underrepresented among conservation professionals and providing workshops, seminars, and publications around these topics
NRCC works wherever innovative conservation is needed, but with a special focus on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE). We believe that the GYE represents one of our best chances to create a sustainable, long-term relationship with nature, other species, and one another.
Currently, we have projects located across 12 states and 14 countries.
NRCC’s main office is located in Jackson, WY.
Photographer in Residence, is the co-manager of Mara Plains Camp, in the Masai Mara, in Kenya
Research Associate, with colleagues in Italy, as part of the LIFE Lynx project
Research Associate, studies human-carnivore coexistence in Tibet
Research Associate, with Mongolian colleagues for her research on the Great Bustards
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