The Conservation Impact Sounding Board includes experts from the academic, NGO and research communities, lends credibility to the work by helping to shape investigations and review results. The Sounding Board plays an important role in ensuring conservation impact is grounded in credible science and resonates with key audiences.
The Sounding Board is intended as an open process to help shape this important work and promote interaction between project leaders and experts from a diverse variety of backgrounds. Participation in the Sounding Board is flexible and carries no long-term participation requirements.
We take an inclusive approach towards experts that can add knowledge and critical thinking. Past participants in Sounding Board meetings have included representatives from NatureServe, American Bird Conservancy, American Forests, Conservation Management Institute at Virginia Tech, Foothills Research Institute, GreenBlue, Manomet, National Council for Air and Stream Improvement, University of Alberta, University of Georgia, The Conservation Fund, U.S. Forest Service, Ducks Unlimited Canada, Nature Conservancy Canada, University of Toronto, Stephen F. Austin University, The Sustainability Consortium, and many others.