Nick Salafsky is Executive Director and Co-Founder of FOS. In this role, he works with conservation practitioners across the United States and around the world to define clear and practical measures of conservation success, determine sound guiding principles for using conservation strategies, and develop the knowledge and skills of individuals and organizations to do good adaptive management. Nick is also product manager for the Miradi Adaptive Management Software program ( Prior to starting FOS, Nick worked for the MacArthur Foundation where he was responsible for environmental grantmaking in Asia and the Pacific. Before that, Nick worked for the Biodiversity Support Program, testing enterprise-based approaches to biodiversity conservation across the Asia/Pacific Region. Nick also spent several years in West Kalimantan, Indonesia, conducting interdisciplinary research on the forest gardens, a locally developed agroforestry system, and the behavioral ecology of the red-leaf monkey. Nick has a Ph.D. in Environmental Studies and an MA in Resource Economics from Duke and an AB in Biological Anthropology from Harvard. He has served as a member of the Board of Governors of the Society for Conservation Biology. Nick also serves as Secretary for FOS’s Board of Directors.