Environmental Incentives
Environmental Incentives


Measure progress and demonstrate impact

How are you measuring success? Organizations often struggle to understand the effectiveness of their approach or lack the information needed to adapt and improve along the way. With limited resources, knowing what to measure can be a challenge. Defining relevant, clear metrics allows you to measure progress toward your goals, adapt your approach, and demonstrate success.


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Translate data into information

The number of metrics you can measure is seemingly endless. Get meaning from your data by defining metrics that are tied to program goals to inform your decision-making.

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Focus stakeholders on shared outcomes

Well-defined metrics focus activities and organize diverse stakeholders to achieve common goals.

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Know what is, and isn’t, working

Metrics are signposts along your way. With the right map, and the right metrics, you can adjust your path to success.


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Performance Measures

Track progress toward your goal from project inception to completion, with the ability to make course corrections along the way.

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Crediting Protocols

Define standards to evaluate compliance with regulations or progress towards voluntary targets. Crediting protocols help programs specify targets and precisely measure results.

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Habitat Quantification Tools

Communicate environmental outcomes in a way that is compelling and meaningful with standardized habitat evaluation measures.


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Achieving Lake Tahoe Clarity

The Lake Clarity Crediting System organizes disparate actors around a common goal—ensuring Lake Tahoe retains its impressive clarity. Using a standardized credit representing pollutant load reduction, stakeholders have the flexibility to implement the most cost-effective actions to achieve lake clarity targets.



Partnering with leading experts, Environmental Incentives developed the Monarch Habitat Quantification Tool to meet the highest scientific standards, while also balancing our program’s need for an easy-to-use and affordable tool to assess monarch habitat.”

David Wolfe, Environmental Defense Fund

Talk to Our Experts


Erik Anderson
Senior Associate


Natalie Dubois, Ph.D.
Research Specialist


Chad Praul