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As a network, we work with partners in the nonprofit and public sectors to advance conservation finance solutions.  We partner with the Center for Business and the Environment at Yale University to maintain and supply content to CFN’s web page, as well as organize our Conservation Finance Boot Camp.  Through our partnership with the Department of Defense, we help participants in the Sentinel Landscape Initiative to develop strategies to fund and finance landscape-scale conservation.  Similarly, we are teaming up with the US Forest Service’s Cooperative Forestry Program to equip its state coordinators and partners with information about promising ways to fund and finance forest protection and stewardship on private forestland.

Yale Center for Business and the Environment

Advancing business solutions to global environmental problems

Yale Center for Business and the Environment (CBEY) provides a collaborative platform for ideating, incubating, and launching innovative action at the intersection of business and the environment. The center joins two world-renowned graduate schools—the Yale School of Management and the Yale School of the Environment—together with an active network of leaders in sustainability. By equipping our growing network with interdisciplinary skills and collaborative opportunities, we are building pathways to help solve the greatest challenges facing the human and natural systems upon which we all rely.

US Forest Service’s Cooperative Forestry Program

The Cooperative Forestry unit of the USDA Forest Service works closely with partners to enhance and maintain forests across watersheds and ecosystems, both on private and public land, for the benefits they provide to the American people. Cooperative Forestry delivers its work through states, local governments, other federal agencies, non-profit organizations, and other partners leveraging additional resources and fueling innovation. For more information on this program, please contact Mary Powers, Forest Finance Program Manager.

US Department of Defense’s Sentinel Landscapes

The Sentinel Landscapes Partnership is a coalition of federal agencies, state and local governments, and non-governmental organizations that work with willing landowners and land managers to advance sustainable land use practices around military installations and ranges. Founded in 2013 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Department of Defense, and Department of the Interior, the partnership’s mission is to strengthen military readiness, conserve natural resources, bolster agricultural and forestry economies, increase public access to outdoor recreation, and enhance resilience to climate change.

For more information on this program, please contact Peter Howell, CFN Executive Director.