What is the Keystone Center?

Founded in 1975 by Robert W. Craig, The Keystone Center was established to independently facilitate the resolution of national policy conflicts.

"There's a certain nobility in things that human beings do that is separate from conquest ... it's human determination to achieve something." - Robert W. Craig, founder

Leading the Ascent is a short documentary-style video produced by the Academy Award-winning team at Milkhaus that tells the remarkable story of our founder and why he created The Keystone Center. It features national leaders in energy, environment, health, and government who explain how The Keystone Center helps build trust among stakeholders with differing interests, finds the point at which diverse values align with sound data and science, and promotes an environment in which leaders can work together to untangle complicated and critical policy issues. 


Keystone Center announces passing of founder Robert W. Craig

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved founder, Robert W. Craig. Please read our formal announcement here. A memorial service will be held at the Keystone Conference Center on April 18, 2015. To make a contribution to the Robert W. Craig Memorial Fund, please visit our donation page.


Honey Bee Health Coalition releases "Bee Healthy" RoadmapHoney Bee Logo

Facing unacceptable declines in honey bee health, the Coalition’s Bee Healthy Roadmap lays out specific priorities and actions that it will take to reverse these declines and improve the health of honey bees and other pollinators. Read the press release and more about the Coalition.

Keystone works with Monarch butterfly experts and agriculture to identify collaborative approaches to conservation

To address declining Monarch populations, we're helping bring together stakeholders to coordinate efforts. Read more.