How We Work

Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities

Tanoak acorns Yurok tribal members hold tanoak acorns gathered on traditional Yurok land in northern California near the Klamath River. The acorns are a staple of the Yurok tribe's diet, which they eat in (reconstituted) powder form. © Kevin Arnold

Building trust. Acknowledging the past. Listening always.

Lasting conservation must actively involve people and partners linked to the natural systems we seek to protect, and their voices must be at the center of what we do. We are continually learning and growing in how we show up as an authentic, ethical and effective conservation partner.