What We Do
Round River employs the principles of conservation biology to formulate strategies that provide our partner communities, organizations and governments a well-founded scientific basis for their long-term conservation efforts.
Recognizing that wild places are important in, and of, themselves, Round River is dedicated to the conservation of those increasingly rare vast landscapes, their inherent wildness and the ecological complexity that sustains them and inspires us.
The edict of Aldo Leopold’s Round River in the face of global climate challenges, today rings evermore true. We have learned that achieving successful conservation is very complex and requiring local partners. Therefore, fundamental to our work is the vitality of local cultures and communities requiring comprehensive approaches to capture the ecologies that sustain these systems. We produce innovative conservation strategies supported by strong partnerships and large-scale research and monitoring to address the highest priority sustainability challenges.
Where We Work
Since 1991 Round River has conducted ecological research and engaged in conservation planning in the Blue Range of Arizona, the Great Bear and Muskwa-Kechika of British Columbia, the canyons of southern Utah, the highlands of southern Ecuador, the Mackenzie Delta of the Northwest Territories, the tropical forests of Belize, and the Yaak Valley of Montana.
Our current efforts in North America are focused in northwestern British Columbia, northern Yukon Territory, and the Rocky Mountains of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. In Africa, our work continues in the deserts of northern Namibia and the Okavango Delta of Botswana. In South and Central America, our work is in the Aysén Region of Patagonia in Chile, and in the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica.
Student Study Abroad Programs
Round River believes wild landscapes are powerful educators. In Africa, and North, Central and South America, our study abroad programs are designed to involve small groups of students in ongoing community and ecological research projects, finding and implementing solutions to real conservation and environmental issues.
The efforts of our students contribute significantly to each conservation initiative of Round River and our local partners.
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Round River is working and achieving success in some of the world’s most magnificently wild places and we are being asked to bring our own brand of community involvement and science to many other threatened landscapes.