Mission, Vision, Values

HLI Mission: Create, apply, and extend knowledge that inspires and engages people to practice a contemporary land ethic.

HLI Vision:
Western lands achieve and sustain higher economic vitality and ecological resilience through HLI science, scholarship, dialogue, education, and outreach through:

  • Protecting a diverse and well-connected landscape
  • Restoring and conserving ecosystems and resources at site to landscape scales
  • Modeling shared, sustainable and ethical resource management practices and uses
  • Making positive economic and social contributions to landowners, resource managers, and diverse communities
  • Catalyzing diverse coalitions creating innovative approaches to conservation challenges

HLI Values:
Conservation through prudent stewardship and sustainable uses
Diversity in all its forms
Respect for land and others
Innovation and experimentation
Experiential conservation education