A Field Guide to Conservation Finance by Story Clark

By Story Clark

Ultimately, a accomplished booklet on land conservation financing for neighborhood and neighborhood conservation leaders. A box consultant to Conservation Finance offers crucial suggestion on easy methods to take on the common challenge to conserving deepest land in the US: loss of money. Story Clark dispels the myths that conservationists can entry basically inner most money managed by means of participants or that simply huge conservation organisations have clout with huge capital markets. She indicates how small land conservation agencies can in attaining conservation ambitions utilizing either conventional and state of the art monetary ideas. Clark outlines crucial instruments for elevating cash, borrowing funds, and decreasing the price of transactions. She covers a number topics together with move charges, voluntary surcharges, vendor financing, revolving money, and venture comparable funding courses (PRIs). a transparent, well-written assessment of the fundamentals of conservation finance with necessary insights and actual tales mix to create a booklet that's a useful and obtainable advisor for land trusts trying to shield extra land.

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The community needs to find out that the land trust is a collection of real people who have a spectrum of interests and are not single-minded land conservationists. Knowing the community and having already familiarized it with your land trust will be especially valuable when the crunch of an acquisition is on. It helps to have key politicians, newspaper reporters, and editors already knowledgeable about the land trust and just an easy phone call away. The list of people who can help a land trust is nearly endless.

The right project doesn’t just cool its heels waiting for you. Still, choosing between two or more pressing, and seemingly right, projects is difficult and the choice can greatly affect your land trust’s future. ” Chris DeForest, executive director, Inland Northwest Land Trust That critically important piece of land is now for sale. The large parcel is the lynchpin in your conservation plan. It is along a river with important migratory bird habitat, visible from a highway approach, and backs up to a state park.

000-000 30 3/15/08 5:27 PM Page 30 Positioning Your Organization community. It rests on more than just the support of donors and target landowners, or money and land; it rests on the ongoing and truly enjoyable task of getting to know the community and the community getting to know the land trust. Once a land trust has the network, then it can brainstorm likely sources of support and funding for those special properties that may become available. For instance, take a productive wetlands that the land trust hopes someday to purchase and is rumored to soon be for sale.

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