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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First Greater Sage-Grouse credits are available for sale in Nevada!

  July 19, 2017

Over 800 credits of high quality Greater Sage-Grouse habitat are available for purchase through Nevada’s Conservation Credit System one year after project funding.  The State of Nevada provided seed-funding to four credit projects in the spring of 2016, two of which have credits for sale and a third is expected to have credits available for sale… Read more »

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How Do You Know Adaptive Management When You See It?

  February 23, 2017

Environmental policies and programs that lack the ability to demonstrate results are at risk of losing financial and political support. Part of the problem is that programs that do not actively track progress, report results, and adapt as they learn become calcified: they fail to use learning to become more efficient and effective. While nearly… Read more »

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