This free, online event was held on May 14, 2008, and was convened by the Ash Center's Government Innovators Network and the Conservation Finance Forum. Please visit the event page to access the slide presentations and resources associated with this webinar.
Event description: Ernest Cook led a presentation about the Trust for Public Land's groundbreaking new online Conservation Almanac, the first comprehensive source of information about the state of land conservation in America. The Almanac contains original data for each of the 50 states on dollars spent on land conservation and acres protected by the states and the federal government, as well as a rundown on the policies and conservation programs at work in each state. TPL's project leaders for the Almanac led an interactive "test drive" during this event.
Michael Jenkins offered insight into the Katoomba Group's mission and achievements in promoting the growth of ecosystem service markets worldwide. He also discussed the Ecosystem Marketplace Web site, a leading international source of information on systems that provide payments for ecosystem services (PES).
This webinar was moderated by Jim Levitt.