Superheroes. Sometimes it seems as though our colleagues have extraordinary powers—protecting our water supply; saving endangered species; resolving critical, stalemated policy disputes. While they’re a humble group and would vigorously dispute this label, we think their great deeds are well worth sharing.
It’s the amazing people of the Conservancy who make us the most effective conservation organization in the world.
"Protecting our environment is key to everything: our economy, our wildlife and our future."
"I’m focused on the future. We must leave our kids a decent, healthy place to live."
"I work on interesting, complicated questions, and the Conservancy allows me to be entrepreneurial in how we address them."
"There was a very real possibility that the Santa Cruz Island fox was going extinct."
Art and Jane Riggs
"We must protect these places so people can be exposed first-hand to the plants and animals that inhabit them."
"Protecting biodiversity isn’t a job; it’s a calling, like the priesthood. This is something I simply have to do."
"More and more, the world is aware of the fragility of our resources and the need to sustain our planet."
"If you think about things a little differently, sometimes the answer’s right in front of you."
"We can create a model for siting renewable energy and protecting the deserts that the rest of the planet can follow."
Dave Van Cleve
"When I started, there was one ecologist in southern California; when I retired, there were 15."
"Being out in the field is incredible. It’s where I find peace and come back to my humanity."
"Eight years after starting our work, most of the clear-cut scars are nearly erased."
"The abundance of the living oceans has been integral to the story of human society throughout history."
"We all need the opportunity to unplug and simply be in natural places like state parks."