Strategic Organizational and Conservation Consulting




  • Review of Conservation Easements
  • Assistance with Land Transactions
  • Guidance on Easement Violations
  • Strategic Conservation Planning
  • Project Assessments
  • Conservation Business Plans
  • Conservation Services for Developers and Landowners
  • Land Trust Accreditation


MAYES | WILSON & ASSOCIATES guides land trusts, conservation groups, and landowners in identifying desired conservation outcomes, prioritizing actions, and achieving conservation goals. The team’s expertise and commitment to conservation helps non-profit clients resolve complex land transaction issues; build strategic conservation plans; develop steady conservation funding streams, and build connections with a variety of individuals, agencies, and organizations as project partners.

The team at MAYES | WILSON & ASSOCIATES will challenge organizations to think practically, pragmatically, and creatively to achieve big conservation dreams. In addition, the firm offers a broad range of conservation services to landowners, developers, and companies to create profitable projects that also have meaningful conservation impacts. We assist for-profit groups in working effectively with local conservation groups and agencies to identify mutually beneficial outcomes; developing conservation plans and benchmarks; creating protected areas that offset development; and navigating the conservation easement process.


"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