Based in Salt Lake City, Round River Conservation Studies is an ecological research and education organization that aims to formulate and implement conservation strategies that conserve and restore wilderness.
Since 1991, Round River has engaged community members and employed conservation science to develop conservation plans that exceed 100 million acres and achieve protective measures for over 10 million acres. The organization employs the principles of conservation biology to formulate strategies that equip partnering communities, organizations and governments with a well-founded scientific basis for long-term conservation efforts.
Round River has conducted ecological research and engaged in conservation planning in the Blue Range of Arizona, Great Bear Rainforest and the Muskwa-Kechika territory of British Columbia, canyons of southern Utah, highlands of southern Ecuador, the Mackenzie Delta of the Northwest Territories, tropical forests of Belize and the Yaak Valley of Montana. Its efforts are currently focused in northwestern British Columbia, northern Yukon Territory and the Rocky Mountains of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. In Africa, its work takes place in the deserts of northern Namibia and the Okavango Delta of Botswana. In South and Central America, it works in the Aysén Region of Patagonia in Chile and in the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica.