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2024 Conservation Finance Boot Camp

Boot Camp 2024 Announcement

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 land and resource conservation professionals to apply innovative and effective funding and financing strategies to their work.

Course Overview

This week-long course targeted at mid-career professionals covers the latest in-depth information on conservation funding and financing trends and innovations, including public funding, private investment capital, bridge financing and loans, gifts and grants, income from the land, and monetized ecosystem services.

The Boot Camp emphasizes hands-on tools and lessons from relevant case studies. Course sessions feature interactive presentations from national conservation finance experts along with supplementary exercises guided by knowledgeable core faculty. Attendees have opportunities to consult with peers and experts, particularly through workshopping projects or challenges from their work.