From the Ground Up: How Land Trusts and Conservancies are Providing Solutions to Climate Change
This Policy Focus Report presents a dozen case studies that demonstrate how land trusts, conservancies, and other nongovernmental civic organizations have meaningfully addressed climate change over the past several decades. These organizations are working to protect land, biodiversity, and historic resources in more than 100 countries on ...
Globalizing Conservation Easements: Private Law Approaches for International Environmental Protection
Wisconsin International Law Journal
This article will provide a framework of the major policy and legal issues that could, and in the author's view should, inform a country’s decision to adopt private conservation restrictions.
[Policy Focus Report] Large Landscape Conservation: A Strategic Framework for Policy and Action
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
In response to increasing activity at the large landscape scale, leaders from the public, private and nongovernmental sectors participated in two national policy dialogues and many other informal discussions in 2009.
Forest of the Future; Financing biodiversity, water quality and climate change mitigation in the Big River and Salmon Creek Forests of California
The North Coast Conservation Program, The Conservation Fund
Description of programs that provide financial incentives to landowners to achieve significant habitat conservation, water and air quality enhancements, and economic development options.
Perpetual Conservation Easements in the 21st Century: What Have We Learned and Where Should We Go From Here?
S.J. Quinney College of Law, The University of Utah
This article details the growth in the use of conservation easements by nonprofit organizations in the United States, and places it within a larger legal context and framework of the various laws that impact the creation, administration and implementation of such conservation easements.
Caring Together for Nature; Manual on land stewardship as a tool to promote social involvement with the natural environment in Europe
This manual is a product of the LIFE+ funded project "LandLife: Boosting land stewardship as a conservation tool in the western Mediterranean arc: a communication and training scheme"
Planning for Conservation Priorities Across Community Values: An Evaluation of the Conservation Priority Setting Methodology as Developed by Perlman and Western Lands and Communities
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
This working paper summarizes a conservation priority setting approach in the western US and evaluates its success. In addition, a review of the current field of conservation planning is provided along with suggestions regarding CPSM's place within this larger field and its potential for future implementation.
The Uniform Conservation Easement Act: Reflections of a Member of the Drafting Committee
Utah Law Review, Utah Environmental Law Review
This article describes the process in which the Uniform Conservation Easement Act (UCEA) was first created in the United States. The UCEA, which the Uniform Law Commission adopted in 1981, has since been adopted in whole or substantial part by almost half of the states in the United States of America, and remains to this day, a landmark c...
NATURAL INFRASTRUCTURE Investing in Forested Landscapes for Source Water Protection in the United States
World Resources Institute
This guide, one of the most comprehensive of its kind, threads together the experience and insights of over 50 authors from the front lines of source water protection efforts.
From the Margins to the Mainstream Assessment of the Impact Investment Sector and Opportunities to Engage Mainstream Investors
World Economic Forum
At its Annual Meeting in Davos in January 2012, the World Economic Forum brought together mainstream investors, impact investors and social entrepreneurs to discuss how to harness the potential of impact investing.
The Greater Quabbin Conservation Investment Zone Assessment
The Program on Conservation Innovation, Harvard Forest, Harvard University
The purpose of this report is to suggest that a coordinated and more integrated approach to conservation and economic development in the Greater Quabbin is not only feasible, but also holds considerable promise.