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Our Start

The Phoenix Conservancy was founded in late 2016 in Pullman, Washington, receiving official 501(c)(3) status from the IRS in early January 2017.  The mission of the Phoenix Conservancy is to restore endangered ecosystems globally for the communities that depend on them and the conservation of biodiversity.

Our Focus

The focus on local communities is one of the most important components of what we do and informs our restoration decisions and project focus. We believe that solving community problems with conservation solutions will ensure the long-term sustainability of our programs. Additionally, we feel that through collaboration with other NGO’s, government agencies, research institutions, and local stakeholders we can leverage the strengths of each to grow funding opportunities and program capacity.

Our Projects

Since our founding, we have undertaken projects in four US states and two countries. Through these projects we have worked with local, state, and federal government entities, conservation districts, utility providers, indigenous organizations, school districts, and dozens of other organizations and partners. Our work falls into the broad categories of direct environmental restoration, education/outreach, and research.

Our Process

The direct

Creating Projects that Last

Since our founding, we have sought to refine this process by working on three different scales; local, national, and international. On each of these scales, we evaluate endangered ecosystems based on the amount of remaining habitat, the severity of threats to that ecosystem, and the opportunities for ecosystem solutions to regional problems. 

Using these measures, we have funded projects in the Palouse, in the short-grass prairies of the Great Plains, and in the forests of Madagascar. We are not currently seeking new project sites and instead are focusing on improving our organization and our processes to make sure that we truly understand how to have the greatest impact on the world.

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