The Conservation Impact Sounding Board helps ensure that the research SFI supports and the outcomes it generates are robust, grounded in credible science, and resonate with key audiences.
The Sounding Board shapes the work of the Conservation Impact Project and promotes interaction between project leaders and experts from a variety of backgrounds.
The Conservation Impact Sounding Board is intended to support an open process and it includes experts from the academic, NGO, and research communities. Involvement 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.