A Field Guide to Conservation Finance
With new awareness of climate change, the world is suddenly small. Conservation suddenly matters now more than ever, everywhere. A growing sense of personal responsibility is emerging. Citizens are stepping up as never before. Yet money to conserve land and water, and the techniques to leverage it are significant limiting factors. In A Field Guide to Conservation Finance (Island Press, Spring 2007), Story Clark shows how to tackle these problems and successfully raise private funds and finance conservation projects.
Exploring both cutting-edge and traditional financial strategies in a highly accessible style, Clark gives innovative advice to help land trusts and other conservation organizations achieve their goals. Based on her own extensive experience, research and over 275 interviews, she makes potentially daunting topics, such as readying your organization, approaching funders, using voluntary surcharges, and undertaking Project Related Investment (PRI) programs accessible. A Field Guide to Conservation Finance provides any savvy conservationist the financial strategies required to make their land conservation ideals a reality.
"Coping with Crisis: Strategies for helping land trusts through the recession"
Cover story in Saving Land, Winter 2009
"Five Strategies for Fundraising in the Economic Crisis"
Fundraising Wisdom in Saving Land, Winter 2009
"Conservation development practices, extent, and land-use effects in the United States"
Practices, Trends, and Conservation Impact in Conservation Biology, August 2011
LandScope America feature articles.
"A Seed Springs to Light"
"Transferring the Transfer Fee Model"
"Crested Butte's 1% for Open Space"
"In Crisis, Opportunity: Conservation Finance in the Downturn"
Story recently completing a yearlong research project on conservation development. Her results were presented in the above Conservation Biology publication and various presentations.
Innovation in Conservation
- Conservation finance innovations for volume II of A Field Guide To Conservation Finance
- Innovations in fundraising and recession fundraising for a new book, Fundraising In Good Times & Bad
- iPhone applications - Check out the new TravelStorysGPS app!
- Conservation investment funds
Jackson Hole Energy Sustainability Initiative
Researching green energy initiatives for small communities in conjunction with the Jackson Hole Energy Sustainability Initiative.