Early industry adoption signals new wave of landscape-scale mitigation

  November 13, 2017     Eoin Doherty


The first sage-grouse credit transaction is a defining point in history for landscape-scale mitigation – fulfilling mitigation obligations by Bald Mountain gold mine and conserving 10,000 acres of habitat.  Kinross Gold Corporation is the first BLM permittee to use sage-grouse credits through the Nevada Conservation Credit System, an innovative model for offsetting land use habitat disturbances… Read more »

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How California is Changing the Game for Infrastructure & Species Recovery

  November 10, 2017     Katie Riley


Something remarkable is happening in California. Infrastructure agencies and local governments are building massive flood control and transportation projects, while also trying to create a lasting conservation legacy by providing net benefit for species and water. This is not an easy job in a state where permitting can sometimes take longer than designing and building… Read more »

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Climate Change is Happening, Conservation is Not – At Least Not at the Rate and Scale Needed

  October 17, 2017     Jeremy Sokulsky


Our need to mitigate and adapt to climate change adds to the existing stress on California’s water and land resources. As tax payers continue to approve billions of dollars for conservation, we have the responsibility to innovate how bonds and general funds are used, maximizing their impact to achieve multiple goals. Moving beyond policies that… Read more »

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Western state partners convene in Pay for Performance Workshop

  October 4, 2017     Andrew Alexandrovich


September 19 – 20, Reno, Nevada. Environmental Incentives and Partners for Western Conservation convened state and federal agency staff, working land owners, and conservation finance professionals from western states for a workshop focused on furthering the use of pay for performance in conservation programs. Workshop attendees grappled with ways to use outcome-based approaches to increase habitat and… Read more »

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