Our communities and natural environment are changing quickly. How we prepare
for and respond to these changes will determine our resilience now and into the future.
The Geos Institute team develops solutions that are effective, equitable, and
science-based. You can be part of this important work.
Visit our three initiatives to learn more about what we do and how you can help.
Members of our team come from a variety of scientific disciplines, personal experiences, and faiths, but what binds us together is that we all care deeply about the people and wildlife who share this world. The window of opportunity to make a significant impact in this global crisis is small and we recognize the urgency with which we need to act.
We believe that while there may not always be a clear solution, there is always an optimal response that moves us toward the larger goals of reducing the overall magnitude of climate change and adapting well to the changes. Our goal is win-win-win-win wherever possible. We believe the best solutions come from a variety of perspectives, so we partner with a variety of organizations to move our work forward.
We work to ensure that communities across the country are responding to the threat of climate change by building resilience in ways that are effective and beneficial over the long-term for people and nature. Our team supports community leaders in understanding likely future conditions and developing locally appropriate solutions.
We work to ensure that forests in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska are managed to optimize carbon and sustain biodiversity under changing climate conditions. Our team supports policy makers and land managers by providing critically important scientific information on forests and climate change.
We work to ensure that green infrastructure becomes the preferred mechanism by which water managers meet a range of water management goals for people and wildlife under changing climate conditions. Our team develops on-the-ground pilot projects with water providers and governmental agencies and assembles the information about restoration-based solutions needed by the water management sector.
We bring Whole Community Resilience to local governments through an assisted “Do-It-Yourself” approach with 3 elements:.