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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

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.
This past June, our team held the 17th Conservation Finance Boot Camp at Yale University in New Haven, CT in partnership with the Center for Business and Environment and the Yale School of the Environment. The event was an especially memorable event as we returned to Yale’s School of the...
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Eighty-five practitioners from across the United States came to Chicago in April, 2023 to attend the Conservation Finance Network roundtable. The two-day meeting was full of presentations on innovative projects taking place at multiple scales, in different geographies, and led by nonprofit, public, and private entities. The roundtable featured a...
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