What We Do

Land conservation has evolved in recent years, but the underlying purpose remains the same: Protect our natural and agricultural heritage for future generations. Jim Elias and his Associates have been leaders in this effort. Their experience guides both their day-to-day work and how they envision the next generation of conservation

WCA was formed to serve land trusts, government agencies, community organizations and private landowners. WCA can evaluate and refine your conservation objectives, design a road map to success, and provide the technical resources and funding to get you there.

For conservation initiatives to compete for funding, they must demonstrate compelling public benefits, clear and measurable outcomes, and the prospect of expanding on success. To ensure long-term resource stewardship, a strong organization is also necessary. WCA can help on all these fronts.

The WCA team brings a broad professional skillset to its conservation projects. WCA has expertise in science, business, property transactions, resource assessment and management, land use planning, and organizational development. WCA can bring these resources to you.


Western Conservation Associates is dedicated to the conservation of land and water.
Western Conservation Associates is a Limited Liability Corporation