PBI is closing down in its present form and
morphing into three inspiring new organizational homes.

Our mission has been to combine innovative scientific research, education, and technical support to inform, enhance and inspire conservation. Our goal is a rich and enduring biological heritage.

The information provided on these pages shows the initiatives that were underway prior to our staff and board making the decision to join forces with better-resourced, highly respected, and internationally active organizations as the surest path to protect our valuable programs and increasingly threatened environment. See our June 2018 announcement with links to these organizations here.

Should you have any questions about PBI’s work, past, present or future, please contact former Executive Director, Dr Phoebe Barnard or former Board President, Dr Craig Olson. We warmly thank all our supporters for their commitment to the continuation of our work in the best possible way forward!”

 

Training leaders

Training leaders

Early warning systems for biodiversity

Early warning systems for biodiversity

Wildlands

Wildlands

About PBI

We believe that knowledge, combined with passion, changes the game. Our conservation science has filled critical knowledge gaps, and has made a significant difference in the protection and management of forests, rivers, deserts, wetlands, and imperiled wildlife species. We accomplished our mission through:

From the blog

Keep up to date on PBI activities, events, and progress.

New Partners for Pacific Biodiversity Institute

New Partners for Pacific Biodiversity Institute

June 7, 2018

Dear Friends and PBI Community, As most of you know, Pacific Biodiversity Institute, a twenty-year-old, internationally active small research and training nonprofit based in Skagit County, Washington, is closing down in its present form and morphing into three inspiring new organizational homes. Our board and staff took this difficult but also exciting decision in late … Read More

Help build the world you want at FutureFest!

Help build the world you want at FutureFest!

April 20, 2018

FutureFest is a free Earth Day weekend celebration and community brainstorming session on how we want our future to look. Please join us April 21 and 22 in Anacortes! A free weekend celebrating imagination, innovation, knowledge, and our ability to create a community that works for people and planet. You can make a difference. Start … Read More

Pacific Biodiversity Institute evolution

Pacific Biodiversity Institute evolution

April 18, 2018

To Cherished PBI Friends, Volunteers, Sponsors, Collaborators, Advisors, and Coalition Partners, Pacific Biodiversity Institute is planning some exciting, but pivotal, new developments at our two-decades-old organization. These changes offer great promise for our valuable programming and enable us to take the surest path to protect our increasingly threatened environment. We’ll make a formal announcement soon, … Read More

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