Environmental Incentives
Environmental Incentives

Paying for Performance Outcomes in the Central Valley

The Central Valley Habitat Exchange (Exchange) is an innovative conservation program that leverages emerging habitat markets to incentivize landowners to produce measurable habitat benefits for wildlife. In 2016, the Exchange was awarded a USDA Conservation Innovation Grant to increase the scale and effectiveness of conservation spending by changing investment models from the commonly used, reimbursement-based funding to a Pay for Performance approach.

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