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Boot Camp

The Conservation Finance Boot Camp


Since 2007, the Conservation Finance Boot Camp has helped increase the ability of land and resource conservation professionals to apply innovative financing strategies to their work. Past attendees have included U.S. and international conservationists, foundation leaders, land-trust board members, executive directors, private investors, business executives, researchers, and graduate students.

Course sessions feature interactive presentations from national conservation finance experts along with supplementary exercises guided by knowledgeable core faculty. The emphasis of the course is on hands-on tools and lessons from relevant case studies. Attendees have the opportunity to consult with peers and experts as they discuss projects and problems from their work. International participants should also note that the course content is based in the U.S. legal code and that we primarily draw upon domestic case studies and examples.

This course is limited to 30 participants and applications are processed on a rolling basis.  If the course exceeds capacity, a waitlist will be established on the same first-come first-served basis. 

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