Who We Are

Who We Are

We are a small company assembling diverse teams to achieve critical conservation goals. In partnership with scientists, attorneys, agricultural producers, economists, urban planners, and other experts, ICS tackles distressing social, environmental, and economic problems–employing innovative conservation solutions to solve them.

ICS undertakes a broad range of planning, resource protection, and resource management projects. No two projects are alike, which is why ICS employs a unique approach to each project. ICS Principal Scott Campbell manages some projects on his own. Other projects require teams of diverse practitioners, built from a broad network of ICS colleagues.  ICS projects address complex issues that often require multi-faceted, multi-disciplinary problem-solving approaches. Taking the right approach and building the right team for every project is essential. Custom-tailored approaches and strong teams enable ICS to initiate complicated systems change—whether change takes place within one ranch, one community, one watershed, or one collective mindset.

Company Aptitudes

Focusing on big picture wins. ICS projects focus on big picture wins with a triple bottom line—social, economic, environmental. Designs to integrate communities and natural systems keep the triple bottom line at the forefront of all ICS projects.

Launching new endeavors. Design inspires, but action delivers. Substantive outcomes require action, and ICS is adept at pioneering new ways of doing business, advancing novel ideas, and helping nascent efforts get off the ground.

Selling change. Impactful writing, detailed reports, and compelling presentations sell change. ICS products are long-lived, meticulously researched documents that help clients advance a vision for a better world.

Structuring change processes. Systems change is complex. Structuring processes that help individuals and organizations link desired outcomes to their big picture vision is an ICS hallmark.

Solving problems through collective impact. ICS is adept at bringing together disparate groups to solve complex problems when institutions with the resources or mandates to solve those problems do not exist. Collective impact goes beyond collaboration or conflict mediation. It creates operational structures for unlikely partners that facilitate joint fact-finding and the development of common agendas to address social, economic, and natural resource goals.