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 ...
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.
Environmental Impact Bonds
Duke University Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship
This paper serves as the environmental response to a McKinsey & Company paper on Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) issued in May 2012. SIBs are the “hot topic” in the world of impact investing, yet few are discussing the possibility of applying the SIB model to environmental causes.
Conservation Easements in the U.S. and Abroad: Reflections and Views toward the Future
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
In 2012, the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy sponsored a panel at an international conference on agriculture and forestry to expose U.S. practice with land trusts and conservation easements, and to ask questions about the transferability of the U.S. experience to other countries.
One Backyard: The First National Workshop on Large Landscape Conservation
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Land Lines
This article is written in response to the First National Workshop on Large Landscape Conservation in October, 2014. Landscape-level conservation—the term is still relatively new—is a different way of making sense of the world, and of assessing and nurturing its health.
Expanding Horizons; Highlights from the National Workshop on Large Landscape Conservation
Report Partners: Practitioners' Network for Large Landscape Conservation, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, National Park Service Stewardship Institute, Quebec-Labrador Foundation/Atlantic Center for the Environment
This report is designed to summarize key facets and findings from the field of large landscape conservation, as discussed in the National Workshop of Large Landscape Conservation, Washington D.C. in October 2014.