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On Sept. 15, 2015, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the award of $20.5 million through its Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) program for 45 projects that will develop and advance the conservation of natural resources. One of the projects selected for funding was submitted by Partners for Western Conservation, Environmental Incentives, Colorado Cattlemen’s Association, and… Read more »Continue Reading
Learning from experiences to improve future actions has been a priority of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) for decades. Indeed, a number of approaches to learning and knowledge management have already been tried in the Agency through general and sector specific initiatives, with varying results. Few, however, have been able to achieve sustained cross-Mission learning for conservation… Read more »Continue Reading
The Lake Clarity Crediting Program represents the foundation of Environmental Incentives’ performance driven conservation approach for watershed and stormwater management. The Lake Tahoe Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) uses the Crediting Program to determine progress toward meeting water quality restoration goals. Further, the municipal stormwater (MS4) permits in California …Continue Reading
“Where did the money go? What do you have to show for it? How does this program benefit me?” Questions from Joe Public and Funder Jane used to send Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) staffers on perpetual data mining missions that were laborious and time-consuming. And yet, as administrators of the Lake Tahoe Environmental Improvement Program (EIP),… Read more »Continue Reading