Working with all landowners and partners who share our bold vision, we participate in stewardship planning, management budgeting, biological monitoring, data collection, and prioritizing activities. We operate with the following principles:
- Quality - We expect the highest quality in all that we do, and encourage the same from our partners and colleagues.
- Collaboration – Teamwork and partnership, whether by individuals working on projects or among organizations and agencies, is the only means to achieve our goals.
- Experience - There is no substitute for years in the field, keen observation, and natural history knowledge to guide discussions, decisions and action. Familiarity and respect for work accomplished on the land to date enhances our ability to add value.
- Conservation Science - Four fundamental goals of conservation biology drive our evaluation, decisions and actions:
- Ensure that the full range of species and habitats are adequately represented;
- Maintain viable populations of species;
- Sustain key ecological processes;
- Guarantee resilience to disturbance and long-term change (Noss & Cooperrider 1994).
- Objectivity - Impartiality and transparency are essential to science-based management and to facilitate decision-making and sharing of information and experience.
- Creativity - Innovation, agility and decisiveness will serve us well in managing ecosystems long-term.
- Pragmatism - We seek to apply the Precautionary Principle in our work, but are not daunted by uncertainty or unpredictability.
- Respect - Respect enables us to debate challenging issues without threatening our relationships or compromising the strength of collaboration.
- Support - Commitment, empowerment, responsibility and accountability of individuals will be the backbone of our collective success.