Environmental Incentives
Environmental Incentives

Pay for Performance

Pay for measurable conservation outcomes, not actions

Conservation projects often lack meaningful incentives that are tied to project success. Further, rigid procurement processes can hamper the ability to reward cost-efficient, effective projects. As a result, donors and funders are at risk of directing resources to projects that are inefficient or ineffective, and lack assurance that their investments will generate meaningful outcomes. With limited funding available, successful programs must create accountability and leverage procurement approaches that creatively target resources towards the most meaningful actions.

Insights

Flexibility enables innovation and efficiency

Focusing project stakeholders on the end goal of habitat, water quality or community sustainability rather than prescribing project designs and implementation practices motivates them to create and implement cost-effective solutions that achieve desired results.

Empower and engage local partners

Tapping into working landowners’ and partners’ unique understanding of their local landscape enables innovation to design projects that creatively achieve conservation goals and create partnerships, rather than conflicts.

Building Trust Through Clear Return on Investment

Structuring procurement and payment terms around outcomes allows funders to clearly demonstrate a return on investment, building confidence in their constituencies that conservation programs are achieving intended results and political will to continue conservation efforts.

Solutions

Performance-Based Funding Strategies and Contracts

We identify the appropriate pay for performance strategy to meet the unique context of your program. Then, we work with managers and procurement staff to create contract terms that align the incentives between funded entities and overall program goals.

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Impact

$2 million dollars invested in Nevada sage-grouse habitat using pay for performance contracts

The Nevada Conservation Credit System uses pay for performance contracts to bring ranchers, industry and the State together to improve critical sage-grouse species habitat and create a market for mitigation credits.

Talk to Our Experts





Andrew Alexandrovich
Service Line Manager



Shelly Hicks
Int'l Conservation Expert



Kristen Boysen
Wildlife & Land Expert



Evan Branosky
Water Expert