Science to support conservation:

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

Wildlands

Wildlands

Ocean health

Ocean health

Training leaders

Training leaders

About PBI

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

From the blog

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

PBI launches new website

PBI launches new website

May 4, 2017

PBI has now launched our new website. But please note that for some time, we will still link to old content on our old site. We expect to do a full changeover in the near future. We’re also pleased to introduce our new logo! It encapsulates PBI’s holistic focus on mountains, steppes, freshwater and sea, … Read More

After the fire

After the fire

March 15, 2017

Ponderosa pines and the shrub steppe of the Methow Valley of Washington State are iconic elements of what people may describe as their ‘sense of place.’ These are both fire adapted ecosystems, so they survive fire well, and to some extent may need fire in order to persist in the long term. But how resilient … Read More

PBI welcomes a new executive director

PBI welcomes a new executive director

January 16, 2017

We have exciting news to share! Internationally known global change scientist and inspiring conservation leader, Dr. Phoebe Barnard, accepted the position of PBI Executive Director in late 2016, beginning work with PBI January, 2017. Phoebe brings to PBI impressive credentials as a highly motivated climate change ecologist, conservation biologist, sustainability strategist, and environmental planner—as well … Read More

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