Applications are open now for a Chesapeake Watershed Conservation Finance Intensive Workshop on December 16-18.

Are you looking to access new sources of funding for land conservation deals? Do you require more complex funding and financing tools to achieve your land conservation goals? If so, this workshop is designed for you. 

We are pleased to announce the Chesapeake Watershed Conservation Finance Intensive Workshop, which will be held December 16-18, 2019 at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, WV. This is a multi-day, intensive training course to help mid-career professionals utilize innovative and effective financing strategies for land and resource conservation, restoration, and stewardship. 

Course content will include an introduction to conservation finance; sessions on trends in public and private funding, environmental credit markets, water funds, carbon finance, performance-based contracting and partnerships, and conservation investing; and a project structuring workshop if there is sufficient interest. 

Applications for the workshop will be accepted through October 25, 2019. Apply online here

For further details, like cost, selection process, etc. refer to these FAQs. For questions, please contact Jennifer Miller Herzog (406-580-6410). 

The course is delivered by the highly regarded Conservation Finance Network and made

possible by Chesapeake Bay Program’s (CBP) Goal Implementation Team (GIT) funding initiative, administered by the Chesapeake Bay Trust. Sponsors include the CBP Healthy Watersheds GIT, Chesapeake Conservation Partnership, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, and the Land Trust Alliance.

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USDA Forest Service
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources
Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Virginia Outdoors Foundation
US Fish & Wildlife Service
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