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Because It's Worth It

The Collaborative Finance Roadmap

Vance Russell and Jeff Odefey of American Rivers developed this community-based guide to help municipalities navigate through the steps necessary to consider non-traditional funding and financing options. Supported by Yuba Water Agency and CA DWR.


Finding the Arrowhead

The Collaborative Finance Roadmap

Collaborative finance tools, such as environmental impact bonds or revolving loan funds, are increasingly being suggested in the environmental conservation sector to increase the funding available for project implementation. Supported by Yuba Water Agency and CA DWR.


Spatial Business Planning

Integrating project planning with geospatial analysis

Making the links between planning, implementation, measurement, and learning are critical for developing community-based forest businesses. In this storymap, Chris Sacco of Aegis Conservation Ecology, and I show how to combine the Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation with geospatial analysis.

Wild Forest Fires

WTF is Resilience, Anyway?

Applying Resilience to Conservation Landscapes

You might think you know what resilience is, but chances are it’s an oversimplified definition. Elizabeth Schuster and Vance Russell explore how resilience applies to conservation. This is part one of a two-part series on resilience. 

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Measuring Conservation Outcomes

Steps to quantifying success

In the conservation world, we do sometimes conduct business without checking the books. We make the assumption that if we plant trees, or get volunteers out in nature or improve the geomorphology of a stream, those activities will immediately lead to good things.

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