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Getting closer than the pebbles in this stream

Remote technology can carry data faster and finer than humans in the field reliably can. (Photo by ihamr via Flickr Creative Commons.) 

Detecting Change in Conservation: The Value of Remote Sensing

The value in land increases when you conserve it- but conserved land grows and moves in many ways. Large and small land-stewardship organizations are investing in remote technology for clearer, more investable pictures of what they're conserving. And investors are learning a new language.
Nobody in conservation finance can fly far who flies alone

Centering People at the Heart of Nature-Based Carbon Projects

Countries and companies are indeed looking to restore forests and other ecosystems to offset carbon output. Nature-based carbon projects protect or restore ecosystems, like a tropical forest in Indonesia, and generate carbon credits based on the emissions avoided or sequestered. Typically, third-party developers put these projects together for implementation by...
The Connecticut Green Bank sees potential for capital flows from greenspace like this New Haven park.

Connecticut's Green Bank Seeks Leader for Financing Natural Capital

States around the nation are changing laws to clarify and speed up financing for natural climate solutions. Now Green Bank CEO Bryan Garcia and his team are looking for a senior team member to crystallize and underwrite the strategy. Garcia says it’d be the first time the green bank has...
BIg Spring Run development site, with wetlands

(Photo by Sam Feibel/Franklin & Marshall College.) This restored wetland brings life back to a Pennsylvania site that once posed a threat to the Chesapeake Bay. 

Removing Sediment to Restore Wetlands Clears Revenue Paths

By removing "legacy sediment" from dam diversions, scientists can expand wetlands and their conservation oomph. In Pennsylvania, a commercial real estate firm learned how this wetland protection can create more developable land - and more profit.
Proctor Creek in Atlanta

How does Atlanta's Proctor Creek connect to national water management and worldwide carbon mitigation? The same way conversations about small projects connect to global biodiversity breakthroughs.  / Shawn Taylor / CC BY 2.0 

Conservation Finance Boot Camp: Sharing and Benefiting From Stories of Shared Benefit

How can professionals who devote their lives to sustaining real places connect in virtual space? Judging from the 2021 Boot Camp, pretty intensely. Digital again for the first time, the 2021 Conservation Finance Boot Camp drew over 120 professionals from at least six time zones to learn proven...

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