Conservation Economics

The Foundation seeks to promote the responsible management of public lands by balancing the need for energy resource development with the need to maintain the unique landscapes and vital natural resources that provide our clean air and water, support wildlife and recreation, and are necessary for a diverse and thriving economy.

The Foundation also supports efforts to minimize the externalized costs of development that society currently bears in the form of climate change, pollution, habitat fragmentation, clean water and air.

The Foundation supports projects that demonstrate some or all of the following strategies:

  • Promoting an economy that achieves ecological sustainability while striving to meet society’s other needs
  • Promoting decision-making that is supported by economic models that recognize long-term and total costs to society
  • Conserving and restoring resources to preserve the basis of life and productivity

Recent grants made in Conservation Economics:


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