Strategic Organizational and Conservation Consulting



  • Strategic Advocacy Planning
  • Coalition Building
  • Local Government Relations
  • Funding Measures
  • Advocacy Training


Gathering the support and resources needed to achieve conservation success can often be a long and complicated journey. To address this need, MAYES | WILSON & ASSOCIATES offers a broad range of advocacy services for land trusts and conservation groups. The firm provides trainings to help boards and staff understand the parameters of advocacy engagement; guides clients through the complexities of the local political landscape; develops advocacy activities that build strong coalitions and generate positive support for projects; explores local conservation funding streams; and develops advocacy plans to ultimately generate support from key policy-makers and thought leaders.


"The strategic planning process MAYES | WILSON & ASSOCIATES designed provided an opportunity to engage the other Chapters, our volunteers and our supporters. We now have a plan to guide the organization for the future. As the Executive Director, I have used the plan to create my annual work plan and I’m working with the board committees to create their annual plan. All of this will keep us headed toward our strategic goals."
– Chris, the Prairie Enthusiasts