Now in its 10th year, this intensive week-long course is geared to help professionals use innovative and effective financing strategies for land resource conservation, restoration, and stewardship.
Past attendees have included United States and international conservationists, foundation leaders, land-trust board members, executive directors, private investors, business executives, researchers, and graduate students.
The course will offer in-depth information on new or underutilized sources of money, such as public funding, private-investment capital, bridge financing, loans, gifts, grants, income from the land, and monetized ecosystem services.
Course sessions will feature interactive presentations from national conservation finance experts along with supplementary exercises guided by knowledgeable core faculty. The emphasis of the course is on hands-on tools and lessons from relevant case studies.
Attendees will have opportunities to consult with peers and experts as they discuss projects and problems from their work.
International participants should also note that the course content is based in the United States legal code and that we primarily draw upon domestic case studies and examples.
More information is available here.