We see great potential for the advancement of meaningful conservation that supports climate resilience and the health of both human and natural communities in North America. The Salazar Center provides a platform to maximize the impact of best-in-class examples of conservation work.

The Challenge

Important efforts are underway across sectors to enhance the health and connectivity of natural systems and landscapes, but cultural, geographic, and political divides often prevent new solutions from being shared and more widely adopted.

Our Approach

We work with partners in the US, Canada, and Mexico to bring forward best-in-class examples and case studies of effective, impactful conservation work so they can be more widely adopted and others can benefit from and use lessons learned.

To date, the Center’s Connecting for Conservation webinar series, as well as its partnership series Conservation Conversations, comprise 20+ episodes that explore a range of critical topics, from Indigenous-led climate action to equitable access to nature in cities. All webinars are recorded and available for viewing online.

The Center’s annual symposia, held most recently in September 2021, are also designed to convene international leaders from the research, policy, practice, and philanthropic arenas to highlight current efforts around large landscape connectivity, transboundary collaboration, urban environments, and climate change.

“The Salazar Center is uniquely qualified to unpack and give voice to countless instances of successful conservation efforts across the continent. They are asking the right questions: Can this work be scaled up? Can it be translated to another region, or extended across borders? What can we learn from what didn’t work? The depth and breadth of their network means they’re going to be asking all the right people, too.”

Cristina Mormorunni, Director of US Field Conservation, Wildlife Conservation Society