Engaging Private Sector Stakeholders with Pause and Reflects

This is the second of three blogs in our “Many Ways to... Read more »

From Pilots to Programs with Pause and Reflects

In her May 2022 address to the Society for International Development, U.S.... Read more »

Good Green News: Using Geospatial Data to Monitor Resilience

Good News From Space In data science, it’s typical to add up... Read more »

More than a Moment: Recognizing Women as Drivers of Progress

Across the world, women are leading change and investing in their communities... Read more »

Cultivating Climate Champions by Integrating Biodiversity and Alternative Development in Peru

Since launching the Climate Strategy nearly a year ago, Administrator Power has... Read more »

5 Minutes With Shannon Johnson

We sat down for five minutes with Shannon Johnson who serves as a... Read more »

Demystifying Environmental Compliance

This blog originally appeared on the News and Insights Blog on WorkwithUSAID.org.... Read more »

Reflections on COP27

Last month, three Environmental Incentives (EI) team members, Jeremy Sokulsky, Amy Gambrill,... Read more »

Leading by Listening: How Outside Facilitation Can Support Strategy Development

Strategy development is standard procedure in international development, but without intentional planning... Read more »

EI Proudly Endorses the Principles for Locally Led Adaptation

At Environmental Incentives, our organizational purpose is to create the conditions for... Read more »

Near-term Solutions to Address the Water Crisis in the West

Last week the federal government announced unprecedented water cuts to Arizona, Nevada,... Read more »

Protecting Natural Capital in East Africa: From Evidence to Action

East Africa’s iconic landscapes, and the communities that depend on them, are... Read more »

5 Minutes With Jenny Baca

We sat down for five minutes with Jenny Baca who serves as a... Read more »

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In Good Company: Learning from Private-Sector Engagement in Latin America and the Caribbean

In the southern Mexican state of Jalisco, several agro-industrial companies have a... Read more »

Ripple Effects: Strengthening Water Fund Sustainability in the Andean Region

In the misty forests of Colombia’s Andes Mountain region, the world seems... Read more »

Getting to Work on Climate

Earth Day holds special significance for us at Environmental Incentives. It not... Read more »

From Knowing To Doing: Building Skills to Improve Evidence Use

The conservation sector is flush with information, but at times faces a... Read more »

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5 Minutes With Takah Kapikinyu

We sat down for five minutes with Takah Kapikinyu who serves as... Read more »

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Together for Our Planet: Reflections on COP26

The View from Inside Four members of EI’s team, Shelly Hicks, Liz... Read more »

Five Lessons on Learning from the Sustainable WASH Systems Learning Partnership

In 2016 a global consortium of eight organizations representing academia, the private... Read more »

Meeting the Climate Change Imperative

When the global crisis is local Over the past weeks the headlines... Read more »

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5 Minutes With Maria Abragan

We sat down for five minutes with Maria Celes Abragan who supports... Read more »

Water Kiosk at Nganga-Imwe Piped Scheme in Kitui County, Kenya.

Nuance and Numbers: Monitoring Incremental Change for Sustainable WASH Systems

Welcome to the third and final installment in our MEL Blog Series.... Read more »

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A Foundation’s Perspective on Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning

Welcome to the second installment in our MEL Blog Series. Revisit our... Read more »

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Beyond Bean Counting: Insights from Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Frameworks

Welcome to the first installment of our MEL Blog Series. Learn more... Read more »

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How Can We Address Mismatches in Conservation Research and Practice?

This blog, coauthored by Natalie Dubois and Rebecca Jarvis, originally appeared on... Read more »

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Linking Knowledge Management to Environmental Solutions

When I talk about my passion for protecting the environment, I'm often... Read more »

Ms. Annette Kenganzi and Ms. Justine Namara at an Inception Workshop in Uganda.

Natural Capital and Stakeholder Engagement: The Unlikely Keys for Collective Management and Conservation in East Africa 

Stakeholder Engagement—at a Distance Bringing together diverse stakeholders is never simple, and doing so during a global public health crisis... Read more »

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From Proposals to Progress: Using Pay for Performance to Mobilize California’s 2020 Water Resilience Portfolio

Governor Gavin Newson released California’s new Water Resilience Portfolio (Portfolio) on July 28, 2020. It highlights common water management challenges across... Read more »

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Envisioning the Future of Stormwater at CASQA 2020

Environmental Incentives is looking forward to sharing our expertise in developing sustainable... Read more »

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Performance Measures for Watershed Protection Planning and Evaluation

Watershed protection and restoration investments are critical to maintain benefits and services... Read more »

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Continuing Our Mission During COVID-19

Friends,  First, on behalf of all of us at Environmental Incentives, we... Read more »

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Lake Clarity Crediting Program Reports Continued Load Reductions and Regional Success

The Lake Clarity Crediting Program (LCCP) was formally adopted in 2011 as... Read more »

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What are collective action approaches anyway?

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

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Pollinator Scorecard Helps Rights-of-Way Managers Restore Habitat

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

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Reducing Nutrients: The Role of Innovative Financing

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

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5 Minutes with Kelsey Schueler

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

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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5 Minutes with Brittany Ajroud

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

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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 »

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Farming for Resilience

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

The Water Towers of East Africa

Getting Women in the Room: Lessons in Gender and WASH

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

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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When Communities Go Green, Property Owners & Waterways Benefit

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

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Without Evidence, Conservation is a Guessing Game

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

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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 »

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Three Essential Elements of Regional Compliance Programs

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

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Paying for Environmental Outcomes: A How-to Guide

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

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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 »

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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 »

Kathleen Flower, Environmental Incentives' newest Senior Associate

International Conservation Practice Welcomes Kathleen Flower, Senior Associate

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

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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Western State Partners Convene in Pay for Performance Workshop

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

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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 »

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Lake Tahoe Crediting Program Exceeds Targets

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

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Water Practice Expands With Senior Associate Evan Branosky

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

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Draft Bacteria Cost-Benefit Analysis Released

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

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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 »

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Environmental Incentives Principles in Practice

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

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Innovative Financing for Stormwater Infrastructure

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

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How Do You Know Adaptive Management When You See It?

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

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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 »

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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 »

The Black Footed Ferret is one of approximately 1,200 animals listed as endangered or threatened by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

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 »

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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 »

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Name Your Price for Conservation

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

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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 »

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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 »

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Environmental Incentives wins USAID Video Contest

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

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The “AirBnB for Butterflies”

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

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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Learning from Learning Efforts- Organizational Learning at USAID

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

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Tahoe – Lake Clarity Crediting Program Version 2.0

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

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Transparent Tahoe: 10+ Years Protecting & Improving the Basin

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

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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 »

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EI Policy Appears In California Water Bond

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

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TMDL Online Interface is Live!

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

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REA for Sage-Grouse Planning and Mitigation

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

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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 »

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EI Opens An Office In Washington, DC

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