To facilitate collaboration and engage communities in conservation


Crowd Conservation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that promotes resilient communities and thriving ecosystems through collaborative  engagement between organizations, stakeholders, researchers, and the public. We provide skills and support for effective teams and the discovery, discussion, and implementation of improved policy and decision-making processes.


  • Engage communities through education, outreach, and science
  • Facilitate meetings, events, and workshops in-person, virtual, or hybrid settings
  • Promote knowledge sharing between practitioners and support peer-learning opportunities
  • Provide training for facilitation, communication, and collaboration
  • Launch, develop, or support communication pathways or campaigns
  • Support on-the-ground conservation projects 


Nicole Reese is the founder and lead facilitator for Crowd Conservation. Nicole’s passion is collaboration for conservation. In 2015 she completed her graduate degree in Conservation Leadership from Colorado State University. With over sixteen years of experience in natural resources, Nicole’s current work focuses on stakeholder engagement, collaborative processes, and public participation in conservation. An advocate for effective facilitation proposed by the International Association for Public Participation, Nicole uses her knowledge in natural resources and soft skills to build connections between communities and their environment.

Contact nicole@crowd-conservation.org if you’d like to get involved with Crowd Conservation or are interested in the trainings or services we provide.