Conservation Finance Forum


Wednesday, September 29, 2010, 11:00am to 12:00pm


Online Webinar

TrailAggregation and Mitigation for Forest Conservation
Bob Bendick, Director of U.S. Government Relations for The Nature Conservancy

Join us for this Webinar featuring Bob Bendick, Director of U.S. Government Relations for The Nature Conservancy, based in Arlington, Virginia, and Leigh Youngblood, Executive Director of the Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust, based in Athol, Massachusetts.

Leigh, an expert on aggregation, and Bob, who has recently co-authored a landmark report on mitigation, will be discussing those two strategies as rapidly evolving methods for financing the conservation of land and biodiversity habitat.

Both strategies will also be considered in a presentation by a team from the Harvard Forest on the Wildlands and Woodlands Vision for New England on October 3 at the 2010 Land Trust Rally (Session B19 at 1:30 pm, Monday, 10/3/2010, in the Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford, CT).

After opening remarks from the panel, Jim Levitt, director of the Program on Conservation Innovation at Harvard Forest will moderate Q&A with the audience.

This Webinar is the next in a series hosted by the Program on Conservation Innovation, Harvard Forest, and Conservation Finance Forum (with assistance from the Government Innovators Network), highlighting several topics of keen interest to the U.S. and international conservation communities.