Stewardship Institute History


The National Park Service established the Conservation Study Institute (now Stewardship Institute) in 1998 to help the agency and its partners stay in touch with the evolving field of conservation, and to develop more sophisticated partnerships, new tools for community engagement, and new strategies for the 21st Century.

The Institute is dedicated to assisting the National Park Service and its partners in meeting new challenges, and becoming more open and responsive leaders in building collaboration and commitment for the stewardship of our national system of parks and special places.

Early Publications

Conservation Stewardship Workshop Findings & Recommendations

Conservation Study Institute
1998-1999 Annual Report

Conservation Study Institute
A Report for the Years 2000-2001

Last updated: February 20, 2019