The “AirBnB for Butterflies”

  March 28, 2016

A recent article published by vox.com profiles efforts by EDF, Monarch Lab and Environmental Incentives to establish the Monarch Butterfly Habitat Exchange. Dubbed the “AirBnB for Butterflies,” this program would “create an exchange where investors and conservationists could pay farmers, ranchers, and other landowners to set aside protected space filled with milkweeds along the monarchs’… Read more »

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How California farmers can help salmon survive, and what’s in it for them

  March 4, 2016

(Originally Published on Environmental Defense Fund’s Growing Returns Blog) Already an endangered species, California salmon populations have reached record lows. Fisheries officials with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration found that just 3 percent of this generation of winter-run Chinook salmon survived in the Sacramento River. This is a record low survival rate – more than… Read more »

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Nevada landowners eager to generate conservation credits, help sage-grouse

  February 25, 2016

  (Originally Published on Environmental Defense Fund’s Growing Returns Blog) The state of Nevada recently made $1 million available to landowners for enhancing and restoring habitat for the greater sage-grouse, with another $1 million becoming available in the fall of 2016. Nearly two dozen landowners submitted letters of interest to generate conservation credits for the… Read more »

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Nevada announces $2,000,000 to generate sage-grouse habitat credits & kick start Credit System market

  December 14, 2015

On December 9th, 2015, the State of Nevada announced that funds are available through the Sagebrush Ecosystem Program for projects that will enhance and restore high quality greater sage-grouse habitat on private and public land. The purpose of these funds is to not only improve greater sage-grouse habitat, but to also create a supply of “compensatory… Read more »

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