April 2-3, 2013, Casper, Wyoming
The need for creative solutions to fund long-term conservation has never been greater. Increasingly, new mechanisms to fund conservation will be required to leverage dollars. As we explore new conservation tools – conservation credits, mitigation banking, payment for ecosystem services, markets, and more – there is a growing need in Wyoming and beyond to better understand these options. This forum will build an informational foundation about a range of conservation finance tools, both established and emerging. Speakers will share real-world applications, success stories, and challenges using various conservation finance models in government and the private sector to inspire further practice of conservation finance in Wyoming.
The forum will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 2 at the Nichols Auditorium, McMurry Career Studies Center on the Casper College campus. View a pdf map of the campus.
The Tuesday, April 2, agenda includes presentations and panel discussions covering the purpose of conservation finance, tools and structures, lessons from water markets, and public-private partnership lessons from Wyoming.
On Wednesday, April 3, there will be a tour of a proposed mitigation bank on the Pathfinder Ranch near Alcova and lunch at the ranch. The tour is currently full.
Click here to find a more detailed draft agenda.
Registration in now closed.
Hosts and sponsors
The Forum on Conservation Finance is hosted by:
The Ruckelshaus Institute, supporting stakeholder-driven solutions to complex environmental and natural resources challenges by communicating relevant research and promoting collaborative decision making.
The Stroock Forum on Wyoming Lands and People, creating open dialogue between private citizens and public policy makers about the future of economic development and environmental quality in Wyoming and the West.
The Nature Conservancy, protecting the lands and waters that make Wyoming the place we love to play, work and live.
With sponsorship from:
Encana Oil and Gas (USA) Inc.
Sweetwater River Conservancy
If you have questions, feel free to contact the Ruckelshaus Institute at email@example.com or (307) 766-5080.