Creative content + communication strategies for
the people who value the planet.
We work at the intersection of people and planet.
TOPO Collective provides a variety of creative, engagement, and technical services to land conservation, natural resource, and outdoor recreation advocacy organizations. We help these organizations make an impact with their audience and stakeholders by combining data, storytelling, and metrics to produce measurable results.
Photo by Bergreen
CONSERVATION, CLIMATE ACTION, and OUTDOOR RECREATION // Conservation, climate action, and outdoor recreation are in our blood - it’s what we do. Actually, it’s all we do.
FIRSTHAND KNOWLEDGE // We’ve worked for government agencies and nonprofits, so we're familiar with the challenges and hurdles our clients face. And, we know you’re busy - we’ve been there. We strive to make it easy on your end to get projects done by being proactive but not pushy, understanding the importance of process and administrative tasks, and most importantly serving up quality deliverables.
FLEXIBILITY // Our network of experts can scale up and down. For projects big and small, we will bring the right size team to make it a success. The only constant is our focus on serving the people whose lifework is protecting our planet.
THE RIGHT TOOLS FOR THE TASK AT HAND // We have a variety of tools to support your needs. Whether you're looking for video, mapping, strategic planning, web development, or a mobile app, we can help you and your team get the outcomes you’re looking for.
CREATIVE MEETS DATA // We are passionate about data and using it to help organizations garner the attention their mission deserves. We work with spatial, economic, and other types of information to reinforce your message, and to create beautiful images and compelling stories. We know that impact needs to be measurable to demonstrate progress, and we leverage new and existing data to do so.
Photo by Bergreen
WHAT WE LOVE TO DO
Conservation, climate action, and outdoor recreation - this is where we thrive. We are a network of service providers who efficiently deliver the services that our clients need, so they can effectively achieve their missions.
Research + analysis
Economic + science communication
Strategy + planning
Video production + editing
Graphic design + illustration
Field + studio photography
DESIGN + BRANDING
Brand creative + development
Signage + wayfinding
Website development + management
Social media strategy
Online community engagement
Blog posts + written content
Cartography + visualizations
Interactive + web mapping
Data-driven strategy + decision support
Planning + logistics
Collateral + displays
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
"As dual professionals in conservation and film production, TOPO is the “go-to” team for making a great video for educating the public about natural resource issues. Our schedule was tight - and so was the funding - but we met our deadline and our funders were thrilled with the video! Maybe work isn’t supposed to be this fun? After working on our video together—I’m anxious to do another one!"
Mendocino County Resource Conservation District
"TOPO’s support on the Ridge Trail's
Region-wide Gap Analysis with their skills in cartography, report layout/design, data visualization and planning strategy has been invaluable. Alex’s local knowledge as an avid trail user as well as work experience with many of our agency partners and consultants has allowed him to quickly get up to speed and take the lead on some of our more complicated projects."
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council
"Alex was always ahead of projects, recognizing what would be required in advance and handling tasks before the rest of the team realized they needed it. He exemplified the spirit of collaboration in this way for a wide range of projects he worked on, including multi-use trail design, capital project management, and managing the entire signage and brochure program development at Midpen, which he improved dramatically during his time here."
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District