Ecosystems: Increasing Resilience
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
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.
Why: Our current system of listing federal endangered species isn’t working, and 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.
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.