HOW we do it


Planning is an essential part of all successful projects and programs.  We tailor planning to suit your needs.

We understand where and when planning is required, and ensure that planning is on balance with actions on the ground.   

Our specialty is Healthy Country Planning, based on the Open Standards and follows five main steps, each with a number of sub-steps.

Broadly these are:

  • Deciding what the plan is about: Clarifying what the plan will focus on, including vision, scope, targets (assets), threats, and stakeholders

  • Making the Plan: Develop strategies, actions and monitoring plans.

  • Actions and Monitoring: Putting into practice our actions and measuring.

  • Is it working: Review of progress and making changes if needed

  • Telling ourselves and others: reporting on our progress


We support our clients to achieve pragmatic conservation solutions using our networks and experience throughout the implementation phase. 

Our aim is to equip you with the tools to efficiently manage your operations into the future.

We can help you to:

  • Develop pragmatic and integrated work plans: Linked to budgets and timelines

  • Program and Project Management as required: Supported by skilled staff

  • Skills audits and resource gap analysis: Training as needed

  • Provide staffing solutions: Focus on building capacity in your program

  • Risk Management: Assessment, prevention, and review

The health and safety of all and the environment, is integral to the success of your project and program. 

Understanding all associated risks, implementing the necessary mitigation strategies and working within the tolerance of your work environment are key ingredients to achieving a sustainable program. 


"If you can't measure it, should you do it?"

Review of progress on agreed actions is essential - Is what you are doing is worth continuing? Time and money are valuable resources.

The establishment of a monitoring plan is best undertaking in the planning phase. 

Reviews are best undertaken with all relevant parties and structured to ensure direct reference to progress on planned actions.

Conservation management can:

  • Undertake a review of your program or project: At anytime

  • Ensure you have adequate monitoring and review components built into your project: Keeping it simple is always best.

  • Facilitate multi-stakeholder program reviews: Report with recommendations as required

Embedding a review phase to each stage of your project will ensure you learn and adapt as you grow.  Every project is unique, from the landscape it operates within to the people associated with it. 

Understanding and sharing the lessons learnt is the key to a lasting program. 


Sharing what you, your project or overall program has learnt, both to your internal and external audience, is an essential part of project integrity.

Through the review of stages or the complete project, lessons will be learnt.  No matter how big or small, they will assist with positive growth.  Sharing these internally will ensure learning is part of the culture of your work environment. 

Sharing with your partner agencies or external stakeholders will benefit the landscape in which you operate. 

Conservation management can assist by:

  • Work with you to build capacity and skills

  • Create a learning environment

  • Identify your audience

  • Design communications strategies

We all individually learn through sharing.  How we communicate what we have learnt varies from person to person and project to project. 

Understanding who your audience is, and how they learn is a good start.  We can assist you every step of the way. 

  1. The next important STEP…
  2. a real APPROACH

To see positive change...