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Expand Conservation through New Tools and Innovations

Jul 1, 2020

Improving statewide conservation systems is hard in any scenario, and especially so in a time-limited circumstance. The S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation's intent to conclude operations, with an end date ultimately set for 2020, meant there might be limited chances for emerging innovations to align with political will and receptivity to new policy. Nevertheless, with a tolerance for risk, the Foundation made significant investments to help the field develop new approaches that could carry conservation efforts forward even as the Foundation ended its role as a major funder in California.