Science in Action

Science is integral to all stages of conservation – from problem identification, strategy development, and stakeholder engagement to implementation, evaluation, and communication. Our Science in Action series tells the story of how we apply science for conservation.


Terrestrial | Planning | Technology | Economics

Wildfire and Communities

How can land protection and restoration help protect communities from wildfire?

Terrestrial | Marine | Planning

TNC and the U.S. Navy

How can we protect natural resource and coastal military assets from sea level rise?

Terrestrial | Planning | Science

Connectivity Roadmap

Can we identify areas where nature will need to migrate in response to climate change?

Marine | Planning | Science

Saving Tomorrow’s Coast

Can California protect its iconic coastline as sea levels rise?

Marine | Planning | Science


How can we help small-scale and data-limited fisheries manage their resource sustainably?

Marine | Planning | Science

Reducing Bycatch

How can we reduce bycatch without threatening the economic viability of the fishery?

Marine | Planning

Marine Protected Areas

How can science inform – and help facilitate – the design of a statewide network of Marine Protected Areas?

Terrestrial | Planning

Tortoises and Solar Power

Can science help reduce tradeoffs between development and conservation?