Welcome
The Stewardship Institute (formerly the Conservation Study Institute) is a collaborative for change, from the way it is organized, to how it works. The origin of the Institute is rooted in the idea that the National Park Service is an organization of great public purpose and that its people — charged with the stewardship of some of America's greatest treasures — need to be supported, challenged, and provided opportunities for renewal.

At the Stewardship Institute, we help National Park Service leaders move the organization in new directions. Our approach is collaborative, convening people of diverse training and experience, stewarding the National Park Service into the 21st century.

Accelerating the spead of ideas, encouraging innovation, inspiring peer-to-peer collaboration

Collaboration & Engagement

Collaboration is required to respond to the ever-changing stewardship issues that today's conservation leaders face.

The issues facing our parks have become more diverse and complex

Leadership for Change

The Institute helps practitioners with 21st century skills that foster collaborative, adaptive and resilient leadership.

The Institute believes that research and evaluation are the cornerstone to strong effective programs

Research & Evaluation

We use evaluation to advance understanding of effective leadership and explore how programs produce desired impacts and outcomes.