Coalitions & Collaboratives, Inc. with support from our co-conveners are …
What We Do
At COCO we foster collaborative conservation initiatives across the United States.
◊ We mentor placed based collaborative organizations and provide financial, technical, and staff support.
◊ We work to support organizations that address local conservation issues with an inclusive community-based approach.
◊ We engage and educate local, regional and national leaders on the most pressing issues of our time.
◊ We recognize passionate and engaging people are the source of action for restoration projects. We support these people and help to increase organizational capacity to make positive and sustainable changes.
◊ We aid organizations that complete on-the-ground projects to restore our lands.
What We Believe
◊ We care about people and the planet, not one or the other. Community values and economic sustainability are pillars of our approach.
◊ We believe that groups of people working together have the best chance of addressing complex problems, and leverage the greatest number of resources and assets. No single individual, business, organization, or government can fix the difficulties facing our planet and its people. By working together, a robust mixture of stakeholders can actually drive positive change, mitigate challenges, and build resiliency for society.
◊ We believe in utilizing adaptive management and formulating decisions based upon best-available science. We believe in monitoring, researching, and documenting our outcomes with factual data. We believe that the lessons learned by studying our work, are imperative for long-term success and that we learn as much from our not-so-fruitful endeavors as from our most-fruitful.
◊ We believe that supporting local people in their local place will lead to positive change at the local level.
◊ We believe in transparency and accountability.