A big thank you to my friends at Conservation Science Partners and the Landscape Conservation Initiative for supporting the Southwest Bike Initiative. They also brought their friends at Live Oak Associates, Inc., an ecological consulting firm, to strengthen our network. Because of the team CSP put together, they are my bike org. of the month for May 2016. Check out the article here announcing our collaboration promoting the role of cycling in conservation.
When I was choosing “categories” for this blog post, I started clicking every one. This partnerships embodies all that I’ve been doing up to this point, and connects a series of journeys that began long ago. I’m enthused to be working with such classy organizations and bright people. LCI’s philosophy of mobilizing science through collaborative planning, education and practical experiences has been influential in instigating new approaches for solving environmental challenges. CSP’s innovative structure and novel science applications has created a paradigm shift in how we do conservation. LOA’s ecological expertise delivers practical solutions fostering environmental sustainability throughout California and the Western United States. Together their collaboration is raising the bar for conservation science.
Cycling is a great practical exercise for improving health, the environment, and building lasting partnerships. Our cycling team builds grassroots coalitions, and increases collaboration between diverse communities around common objectives to achieve new vistas on what is possible. Please follow SBI’s website and media to keep in touch with our development.