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The Conservation Finance Network (CFN) advances land and resource conservation by expanding the use of innovative and effective funding and financing strategies.

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Apply for the next Boot Camp here! Applications close on February 16th at 6pm ET and we'll get back to folks in early to mid-March.

The annual Conservation Finance Boot Camp is the Conservation Finance Network’s flagship training course. Since 2007, the Boot Camp has increased the ability of...

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Current News and Insights

In late April, the Conservation Finance Network hosted our 12th annual Conservation Finance Roundtable at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment in Durham, North Carolina. Nearly 100 attendees came together from across the country to participate in a series of sessions on topics ranging from nature-based solutions and interim...
2024 Conservation Finance Roundtable Group Photo
By Aditi Srivastava Nature-based solutions are defined as “actions to protect, sustainably manage, or restore natural or modified ecosystems to address societal challenges, simultaneously providing benefits for people and the environment” (https://nicholasinstitute.duke.edu/issues/nature-based-solutions). They include actions like protecting forests, restoring wetlands, increasing carbon storage in soil through improved agricultural management, and...
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Late in 2023, the Conservation Finance Network, in collaboration with the Center for Business and the Environment at Yale University, hosted a panel discussion in New Haven, CT about new federal funding opportunities for nature-based solutions. Moderated by Walker Holmes, Vice President, Mid-Atlantic Region and Connecticut State Director for the...
Katie Michels, CFN's Director of Programs, introduces members of the panel on federal funding a Yale's School of the Environment.