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Conservation Innovation Lab

Saving the West, one market at a time.

PERC develops and prototypes groundbreaking models to address key conservation challenges.

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Elk Occupancy Agreements

Flexible conservation tools that pay rent for elk

Voluntary, short-term habitat leases are improving elk tolerance while conserving habitat on private land.

Brucellosis Compensation Fund

A market solution for conserving elk and open space

What if the people who love elk could support the people who sustain them?

Grizzly Conflict Reduction Grazing Agreement

Supporting ranchers’ innovation to reduce conflict with at-risk wildlife

A private, market-based approach to conservation on public grazing lands.

“Elk Rent” Payment-for-Presence Program

New partnership harnesses artificial intelligence and a unique payment model

The pilot program is designed to test the payment-for-presence system as well as the efficiency of artificial intelligence game cameras. 

Crazy Mountain Virtual Fence Project

Pioneering ranching technology will improve wildlife habitat by enabling the removal of miles of internal barbed wire fence

The private agreement creates benefits for ranchers and conservation.

Support the future of conservation

From wildlife migration to habitat restoration, PERC’s Conservation Innovation Lab acts as a “proof of concept” for innovative new market-based conservation solutions. Support us today and unleash innovation into the wild.