Our Strategic Approach
Because of our climate-smart conservation work today, healthy ecosystems will continue to support thriving wildlife and human communities in California and beyond, on land and at sea.
Our overarching goal is for climate-smart conservation to be implemented and assessed across all Point Blue priority geographies and disseminated globally.
- Focus science on understanding ecosystem response to environmental change, especially climate change.
- Increase science communication and informatics capacity.
- Increase and improve collaborations with partners around the globe.
- Engage local communities.
- Engage in policy.
Our Five-Year Objectives
Advance Climate-Smart Ecological Restoration
Advance the science and practice of climate-smart ecological restoration, including implementing on-the-ground restoration projects and sharing recommendations with other practitioners, policymakers and scientists.
Prioritize Conservation Actions
Prioritize where protection, restoration and management activities should take place based on ecosystem benefits for wildlife and people.
Measure Environmental Change
Create, refine and implement standardized monitoring protocols, databases and partnerships to measure environmental change, including birds and other biota, climate and land use, and other stressors.
Make Natural Resource Policy and Practice Climate-Smart
Evaluate, test and promote activities such as alternative grazing, fire management and flood management, as well as revised regulatory and enforcement approaches to improve natural resource conservation.
Guide Ecologically Sound, Sustainable Harvests of Natural Resources
Collaborate with agencies and other priority partners to use Point Blue’s science to develop new and improved current harvest models (e.g., fish stock assessment, forest yield, crop and range production) and make them climate-smart.
Train the Next Generation to Promote Climate-Smart Principles
Re-focus and expand Point Blue education programs to teach climate-smart conservation.