ABOUT ME

I am a professional land conservationist specializing in innovation in conservation finance. I advise organizations and individuals on new funding and financing strategies, and where and how to find money to conserve land. I develop new funding strategies myself, and research other innovations, consult, teach and write.

I am currently writing the second volume of A Field Guide To Conservation Finance, which will describe the newest funding and financing opportunities for conservation. I am also writing an accessible guide to nonprofit fundraising during good economic times and bad.

Both books are written for broad audiences; for anyone who would like to gain new skills so they can be more effective contributors to community and global conservation and social well-being.

I work primarily with staffs and boards of organizations to broaden their thinking about conservation finance tools, and teach and speak at universities and conferences. While my availability for the next year is limited, I am available for short engagements.

Please check out my new mobile app, TravelStorysGPS, an innovative storytelling tool that entertains users traveling through special lands and helps to raise money for the nonprofit organizations working to protect those lands and support their local communities. The free app's first two pilot tours, based in Jackson Hole, were launched in August 2012. Download it from the App Store or Google Play or go to TravelStorysGPS.com.



Blue skies over the Snake River, Jackson, WY.

Selected Works

Nonfiction
A clear, well-written overview of the basics of conservation finance with useful insights and real stories that combine to create an invaluable and accessible guide for land trusts seeking to protect more land.
New Technology
An exciting new app that transforms any excursion into a multidimensional and entertaining learning experience, at the listener's own pace -- better than a tour guide!
Magazine Articles
Fundraising Wisdom in Saving Land, Winter 2009
In Conservation Biology, August 2011, co-written with Jeffrey C. Milder.
Online Articles
Several articles recently published on this new conservation finance web site.
Research
Upcoming Nonfiction

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