ConservationLeadership Network

Collaborative Solutions

By the Numbers:
The Conservation Leadership Network has trained over 500 U.S. regulators spanning all 38 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Districts, and all 10 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regional offices on the development of successful conservation and mitigation banking programs.

Each year, CLN engages with over 48 partner organizations and agencies to build capacity, leadership, and forge on-the-ground conservation solutions in over 140 communities throughout the country.
Professionals and communities that advance and implement conservation efforts across America are more effective when they have the knowledge, networks and technical skills to achieve the best outcomes to challenging environmental and economic issues.  Our Conservation Leadership Network (CLN) is a team of experts who bring diverse professionals together to forge conservation solutions.  We help community, government, and corporate leaders plan for the future, connect regions, develop leaders, and balance nature and commerce.  CLN offers collaborative problem-solving; multi-disciplinary course offerings; innovative demonstration projects; community capacity building; regional place-based programs; livability and tourism assessments; expert facilitation, and sustainability consulting.  We believe that knowledge and expertise through collaborative learning ensures the highest quality of conservation achievements for our nation.

Featured Projects

Balancing Nature and Commerce in the New River Gorge Region

Balancing Nature and Commerce in the New River Gorge Region

In October 2010, the Fund’s Conservation Leadership Network brought together local business leaders, elected officials and public land managers...
Balancing Nature And Commerce In Unicoi County

Balancing Nature And Commerce In Unicoi County

Known as “The Valley Beautiful,” this rural Appalachian community is prime for development, but it is also home to...
Using Strategic Conservation To Address Pipeline Impacts

Using Strategic Conservation To Address Pipeline Impacts

NiSource Inc. (NiSource), a Fortune 500 natural gas transmission and storage company, operates a 15,500 linear mile network of...

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Blue Ridge Parkway

Blue Ridge Parkway

As one of the most visited units of the National Park Service (NPS), the Blue Ridge Parkway welcomes more than...
Conservation Banking on the Rise in Texas

Conservation Banking on the Rise in Texas

Conservation banking is experiencing unprecedented interest and demand across the country. A mitigation technique first popularized in California and...
Gateway Community Initiative in Michigan

Gateway Community Initiative in Michigan

Waterloo Recreation Area in Michigan is a little-known treasure. About a one-hour drive from Ann Arbor, this 20,000-acre park is...
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