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Everyone learns in meetings - but what can we learn about how to run meetings?

With the International Land Conservation Network, CFN offers a handbook for handling gatherings to boost impact. 

How to Bring People Together to Unlock Scaled Conservation Impact

When we talk about the scale and complexity of intractable social and environmental problems, we are speaking of issues that require collective action. These challenges demand that we step beyond individual mission statements and business models to craft strategies, chart paths forward, and unlock scaled impact—together. A new guide draws...
The Land Trust Alliance's 2021 Rally raised defining questions from start to restart.

What makes a land trust earn its trust? 

Digging In: Our Recharge From Rally

Several CFN student writers and members of the editorial team participated in the 2021 Land Trust Alliance Rally. Below, some share their reflections. SESSION: A Necessary Reckoning: Using History to Take Your Conservation Work to the Next Level This session included three panels, each centered on the question of how...
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...
This reflects the ecosystems that can gain clarity- and investors- in Maryland

(Courtesy the Conservation Fund) From idea to impetus to investment, Maryland's bill aims for impact. 

Maryland’s Comprehensive Conservation Finance Act: A Blueprint for Regulatory Infrastructure

A law is emerging from a structured set of discussions among participants in current Chesapeake Bay conservation program. It represents a series of levers to squeeze clarity and value out of current regulation, redefining blue infrastructure and creating space for profitable trading in carbon. The law, with support from one-half...
You can also read a river as a bundle of food, filtration, resilience and job creation.

Asset managers have rapidly affirmed biodiversity's value to capitalism. Is there froth ahead? 

Reaching for the Canopy: Two Partnerships Grow Institutional Interest in Natural Capital

Two recent investment projects are raising significant money to try to show that taking natural capital investment to the next level is not only possible, but potentially a key piece for future institutional asset managers to include in a balanced portfolio. No matter how you slice it, to get a...