This free, online event was held on February 28, 2012, and was convened by the Ash Center's Government Innovators Network. Please visit the event page to access the slide presentations and resources associated with this webinar.
Event description: This online session focused on opportunities to work alongside the U.S. Federal Government to advance large landscape conservation initiatives. The first opportunity we considered is with the Department of Defense, which has recently issued the REPI Challenge to encourage projects that conserve land at a greater scale and test promising ways to finance land protection that will help the REPI program meet its ambitious goals with limited funding.
The second case we examined is focused on a recent conservation success on Maine's Schoodic Point, where Lyme Timber Company — working in concert with several nonprofits — was able to protect a key, and relatively large, parcel of land adjacent to Acadia National Park's Schoodic Peninsula District.
This webinar was moderated by Jim Levitt with panelists Nancy Natoli and Peter Stein. This event was cosponsored by the Conservation Innovation Forum.