At the 50th anniversary of its founding, the Pinchot Institute for Conservation fulfills a unique role within the conservation community, one for which it was conceived by the Pinchot family, and established in partnership with the USDA Forest Service at what is now Grey Towers National Historic Site.
Today the Pinchot Institute is an internationally-recognized nonprofit conservation organization with programs throughout the US and in several countries to carry out in-depth studies on key conservation concerns, develop innovative approaches to advance conservation practice, provide education programs to develop the conservation leaders of tomorrow, and conduct conferences that help shape future conservation policy. This work is made possible by contributions from private donors, through major support from foundations and other organizations committed to environmental and natural resource conservation, and through its ongoing partnership with the USDA Forest Service. The Pinchot Institute has offices at Grey Towers and in Washington, DC, and continues to work in partnership with the Forest Service at Grey Towers and at other locations across the country on issues involving the National Forests, State & Private Forestry, Research & Development, and International Programs. The Pinchot Institute also works in cooperation with universities, government agencies, and other conservation organizations in the US and abroad to support sound environmental and natural resource policy and address ongoing challenges in environmental sustainability.