What are collective action approaches anyway?

By Laura R. Brunson (Millennium Water Alliance), Shawn Peabody (Environmental Incentives), Daniel... Read more »

Pollinator Scorecard Helps Rights-of-Way Managers Restore Habitat

The energy that keeps our lights on traverses the landscape along powerlines,... Read more »

Reducing Nutrients: The Role of Innovative Financing

Excess nutrients in our waterways pose a significant and growing challenge to... Read more »

5 Minutes with Kelsey Schueler

We sat down for five minutes with Kelsey Schueler, a Senior Associate... Read more »

5 Minutes with Maso Motlow

Spend five minutes getting to know Maso Motlow, a water resource expert... Read more »

How Can Managing a Website Improve the Environment?

I grew up in a small town in New Mexico—a mountain getaway... Read more »

Community Based Public-Private Partnerships Benefit Local Governments

Last year, the state of Washington began exploring if, and how, public-private... Read more »

Water, Water Everywhere (For Now)

It’s World Water Day! At Environmental Incentives, we feel like every day is water... Read more »

Las Islas Encantadas

For centuries, sailors and whalers called the Galápagos Islands "Las Islas Encantadas"... Read more »

5 Minutes with Erik Anderson

We sat down for five minutes with Erik Anderson, Senior Associate with... Read more »

USAID Recognized for Evidence Excellence

We are thrilled to learn that the United States Agency for International... Read more »

5 Minutes with Brittany Ajroud

We sat down for five minutes with Brittany Ajroud, who is a Senior... Read more »

We need a new financial model to address California’s most pressing environmental problems

This blog was originally posted on Environmental Defense Fund's Growing Returns Blog.... Read more »

Farming for Resilience

For more than a century, Californians have relied on wells to provide... Read more »

Getting Women in the Room: Lessons in Gender and WASH

What does it mean for a project to be “sustainable”? Most fundamentally,... Read more »

When it Comes to Conservation Spending, What Does it Mean to be Green?

Green bonds are touted as the way to bring capital to environmental... Read more »

Seeing the Forest for the Trees: Supporting & Improving Adaptive Management in Mozambique

What does it really mean to collaborate, learn, and adapt? How can... Read more »

Connecting the Drops at CASQA

Alternative compliance. Public-private partnerships. Performance contracting. These are some of the trending... Read more »

Solving the Procurement Puzzle for Flood Infrastructure

How can we maximize the effectiveness of funding for flood and multi-benefit... Read more »

Lessons from 6 Years of Learning & Adapting with USAID

Change management. Increased effectiveness. Continuous Learning. These are the themes that animate... Read more »

When Communities Go Green, Property Owners & Waterways Benefit

Communities around the country are using rebates and incentives to engage residents... Read more »

Without Evidence, Conservation is a Guessing Game

We make decisions every day. We like to think that we use... Read more »

Water in the West Symposium Highlights Need for Innovative Conservation

Last month, Environmental Incentives joined water leaders and innovators at the first… Read more »

Environmental Incentives Joins the B Corp Movement

Environmental Incentives is, and always has been, a business with a purpose:... Read more »

Three Essential Elements of Regional Compliance Programs

Over the last decade, I’ve seen urban stormwater managers struggle with increasing... Read more »

Paying for Environmental Outcomes: A How-to Guide

How can communities get the most from their investments in the environment?... Read more »

Where Monarch Conservation Meets the Road: A Mobile App for Highway Departments

Roadside vegetation managers around the country are making big changes to curb... Read more »

Tapping into New Funding Sources & Partners to Improve Water Quality

Stormwater managers have been pulled between competing goals – improving water quality,... Read more »

Opening the Door to Alternative Stormwater Compliance

Keeping our streams and coastal areas clean and healthy is a critical... Read more »

International Conservation Practice Welcomes Kathleen Flower, Senior Associate

The International Conservation practice is thrilled to welcome Kathleen Flower, joining the… Read more »

How the Next Farm Bill Can Generate Greater Environmental Outcomes from Taxpayer Dollars

As we gathered with our families and friends this Thanksgiving, we were… Read more »

Early Industry Adoption Signals New Wave of Landscape-Scale Mitigation

The first sage-grouse credit transaction is a defining point in history for landscape-scale… Read more »

How California is Changing the Game for Infrastructure & Species Recovery

Something remarkable is happening in California. Infrastructure agencies and local governments are… Read more »

Climate Change is Happening, Conservation is Not – At Least Not at the Rate and Scale Needed

Our need to mitigate and adapt to climate change adds to the… Read more »

Western State Partners Convene in Pay for Performance Workshop

September 19 – 20, Reno, Nevada. Environmental Incentives and Partners for Western Conservation convened… Read more »

Performance-Driven Stormwater Notches a “Win” in Lake Tahoe

First-year results of the Lake Clarity Crediting Program demonstrate real progress toward… Read more »

Company Health Driving Internal Strategy for Growth

Company Health serves as the central support hub for Environmental Incentives, managing… Read more »

What Do Declining Elephant Populations & Failed Hand Pumps Have in Common?

More than you might think. The conservation and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)… Read more »

Lake Tahoe Crediting Program Exceeds Targets

Local governments and highway departments are exceeding their targets for reducing polluted… Read more »

Water Practice Expands With Senior Associate Evan Branosky

We are excited to welcome to the team Evan Branosky, who joined… Read more »

Draft Bacteria Cost-Benefit Analysis Released

Water-borne pathogens―which cause illnesses and beach closings―are the focus of the San… Read more »

First Greater Sage-Grouse Credits Are Available for Sale in Nevada!

Over 800 credits of high quality Greater Sage-Grouse habitat are available for… Read more »

Environmental Incentives Principles in Practice

Environmental Incentives’ mission is to enhance the environmental systems that sustain healthy… Read more »

Innovative Financing for Stormwater Infrastructure

Municipal governments face rising demands to install projects that reduce stormwater runoff… Read more »

How Do You Know Adaptive Management When You See It?

Environmental policies and programs that lack the ability to demonstrate results are... Read more »

USAID Releases Biodiversity Cross-Mission Learning Program Video

We are proud to announce USAID’s new video called The Biodiversity Cross-Mission… Read more »

Feds Improve National Mitigation Standards

On November 21st, the revised and finalized US Fish & Wildlife Service… Read more »

Nevada announces another $1,200,000 of seed-funding to generate Conservation Credit System Credits

The Nevada Conservation Credit System (“Credit System”) is heading into its third… Read more »

Performance-Driven Conservation Embraced by New Federal Policies

Two draft policies recently released by the US Fish & Wildlife Service,… Read more »

The Stormwater Compliance Paradox

“Albina Triangle.” Green Streets RSS. The City of Portland, Oregon, n.d. Web…. Read more »

EI Leads Stormwater Cost-Benefit Analysis for City of San Diego

San Diego’s coastline and water resources are crucial to its attractiveness and… Read more »

Name Your Price for Conservation

At what price would you do a conservation project on your land?… Read more »

BLM and permittees want to use the Conservation Credit System to offset unavoidable impacts

On June 24, 2016, BLM released the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS)… Read more »

Partnership with Sitka Technology Group continues to produce successes for our clients

EI created a formal partnership with Sitka Technology Group in 2015 in… Read more »

Monarch HQT developed by EI tested at TX ranch

(Originally Published on Environmental Defense Fund’s Growing Returns Blog) By David Wolfe A… Read more »

Environmental Incentives wins USAID Video Contest

On October 1, 2015, the video storyboard entry by Environmental Incentives (EI)… Read more »

The “AirBnB for Butterflies”

A recent article published by vox.com profiles efforts by EDF, Monarch Lab… Read more »

How California farmers can help salmon survive, and what’s in it for them

(Originally Published on Environmental Defense Fund’s Growing Returns Blog) Already an endangered species,… Read more »

Nevada landowners eager to generate conservation credits, help sage-grouse

  (Originally Published on Environmental Defense Fund’s Growing Returns Blog) The state… Read more »

Nevada announces $2,000,000 to generate sage-grouse habitat credits & kick start Credit System market

On December 9th, 2015, the State of Nevada announced that funds are available… Read more »

EIP Project Tracker Offers Window to Tahoe’s Restoration

The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, a long-time client of Environmental Incentives, published… Read more »

President Obama Confirms: Use Pay for Success and Expect Net Benefit for the Environment

On November 3, 2015 President Obama released the Presidential Memorandum: Mitigating Impacts… Read more »

Our Pay-For-Success Investment Instrument Conservation Innovation Grant is selected

On Sept. 15, 2015, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced… Read more »

Learning from Learning Efforts- Organizational Learning at USAID

Learning from experiences to improve future actions has been a priority of… Read more »

Tahoe – Lake Clarity Crediting Program Version 2.0

The Lake Clarity Crediting Program represents the foundation of Environmental Incentives’ performance… Read more »

Transparent Tahoe: 10+ Years Protecting & Improving the Basin

“Where did the money go? What do you have to show for… Read more »

Jeremy Sokulsky Provides Key Note Address at Connections 2015

Environmental Incentives’ CEO, Jeremy Sokulsky, provided the key note address at the… Read more »

Announcing a New Partnership

April 22nd, 2015 — Today Environmental Incentives (South Lake Tahoe, CA) and… Read more »

Environmental Markets Brought to Life!

Curious how stakeholders in a Habitat Exchange interact and participate to produce… Read more »

EI Policy Appears In California Water Bond

Regional Environmental Accounting and the Central Valley Habitat Exchange have been included… Read more »

TMDL Online Interface is Live!

We are excited to announce the launch of the Lake Tahoe TMDL… Read more »

REA for Sage-Grouse Planning and Mitigation

EI is currently leading the development of the Nevada Conservation Credit System,… Read more »

Town of Mammoth Lakes Community Indicators Report Released

The Town of Mammoth Lakes has released the inaugural Town of Mammoth… Read more »

Colorado Habitat Exchange Gains National Attention

  The greater sage grouse is a large, ground-dwelling bird that relies… Read more »

Lesser Prarie Chicken Habitat Exchange Gains National Attention

Can we develop our nation’s energy resources and foster economic growth in… Read more »

EI Opens An Office In Washington, DC

Environmental Incentives is excited to announce the opening of a Washington, D.C…. Read more »