BIOPHILIA FOUNDATION

Conserving biodiversity on private land

The Biophilia Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation with a mission to advance biodiversity conservation on private lands by fostering systemic change through people, their communities, and direct action. We operate programs and award grants to conservation organizations to protect and restore wildlife habitat.

We work in four focal areas:

Private Land Conservation

Private land conservation can complement lands protected by governments and communities. We focus on initiatives in often-overlooked areas where protection makes the greatest difference.

Watershed Restoration

The arid southwest has experienced extensive degradation of watersheds. The Biophilia Foundation focuses on low-tech, process-based stream restoration.

Restoration Economies

The Biophilia Foundation supports development of a regenerative economic sector, including laying the groundwork for carbon credit finance for dryland riparian restoration.

Conservation Policy

Opportunities are on the horizon for policies that support wilderness, rewilding, restoration, and nature-based solutions. The Biophilia Foundation funds several initiatives that advance innovative environmental policy.

The Biophilia Blog

Restoring the Chesapeake Bay

The Chesapeake Bay is among the greatest ecological treasures of North America. Environmentalists have advocated restoration for decades. What makes restoring the Chesapeake Bay so difficult?

Hope in the Age of Humans, A Call to Action including Voting!

This piece was originally posted on www.rewilding.org We encourage folks to read other articles from their site. Hope in the Age of Humans, A Call to Action including Voting! By Kim Crumbo While there’s life, there is hope.[1] Stephen Hawking Unless someone like you...

Migration Barriers Threaten Wildlife

Manmade Barriers Threaten Wildlife Migration Manmade barriers to migration jeopardize one of the great wonders of the natural world. Migration is a critical part of many species' life cycles. But barriers such as fences, roads, dams, and windmills can have a...

Weavers in The Age of Restoration

Weavers in the Age of Restoration: The Beginnings of an Ecological And Social Renaissance I recently read a much needed uplifting opinion piece by David Brooks titled “A Nation of Weavers: The social renaissance is happening from the ground up.” In it, Brooks...

“Humanity is part of nature, a species that evolved among other species. The more closely we identify ourselves with the rest of life, the more quickly we will be able to discover the sources of human sensibility and acquire the knowledge on which an enduring ethic, a sense of preferred direction, can be built.”

 – Edward O. Wilson

- Edward O. Wilson

The Biophilia Foundation advances biodiversity conservation on private lands by fostering systemic change through people, their communities, and direct action.

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