Ecosystems: Increasing Resilience

Restoring habitat and wildlife
A healthy economy depends on a healthy ecology.

By 2050, our planet will need to support nine billion people. But we can meet growing needs for food, water and shelter, while improving ecosystems.

How? By creating economic demand for farming, ranching, and water management programs that increase the resilience of natural systems.

Our ecosystems initiatives

  • Sustainable agriculture

    Sustainable agriculture »

    Why: Prevailing farming strategies are often inefficient and damaging to soil health, affecting farmers’ bottom lines, the environment and our food supply.

    How: We’re launching solutions that help retailers, farmers and food companies avoid the business risks of unsustainable farming practices.

  • Monarch

    Wildlife protection »

    Why: Our current system of listing federal endangered species isn’t working, and it often places a heavy burden on landowners.

    How: We’re establishing a new system known as habitat exchanges, which better balances wildlife protection and economic growth.

  • Rebalance water use

    Rebalance water use »

    Why: Over-allocation of water in the West means rivers that serve as major watersheds are drying up, and groundwater reserves are dwindling.

    How: We’re working with farmers, cities and policymakers to ensure water markets deliver benefits for wildlife and the economy.

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