Conservation Innovation Update: 1st Qtr 2010

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Conservation Finance Forum:
Cross-cutting Conservation at Local & Regional Scales
March 3, 2010

This Webinar was the next in a series hosted by the Conservation Finance Forum (with assistance from the Government Innovators Network), highlighting several topics of keen interest to the U.S. and international conservation communities. The panel (bios) included:

Matt Zieper (slides)
Mat Jacobson (slides)
Jim Levitt - moderator

Recording - View the multimedia recording of this Webinar.

Resources - Links to resources related to this event.

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This event focused on cross-cutting conservation -- that is, strategies that cut across parcel, jurisdictional and even national borders to achieve conservation objectives related to biodiversity, ecosystem services, the sustainable production of commodities, and amenities valued by a wide variety of citizens. The two presenters discussed what is involved in successfully completing large and small scale conservation projects, and the advantages and disadvantages of cross-boundary conservation of all sizes. There was ample time for audience Q&A.

Matt Zieper, who has headed the Conservation Finance Program at the Trust for Public Land for over a decade, focused his remarks on the locally-scaled conservation achievements of the Massachusetts Community Preservation Act.

Mat Jacobson, who manages the International Boreal Conservation Campaign for the Pew Charitable Trusts, considered recent progress in conserving Canadian landscape that spans millions of acres.

This event was moderated by Jim Levitt, Director of the Program on Conservation Innovation at Harvard Forest, Harvard University. *Image: Boreal Owl, US Forest Service Photo

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