Courses and Events

June 10, 2019
This course is offered by the US Army Corps of Engineers, US Environmental Protection Agency and US Fish & Wildlife Service, in partnership with The Conservation Fund. This comprehensive week-long training is for federal and state regulators who serve on mitigation bank and in-lieu fee program Interagency Review Teams (IRTs).

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September 23, 2019

Conservation banking is a tool to conserve endangered, threatened, and other at-risk species and their habitat that reduces risks associated with the use of compensatory mitigation. Other benefits include:

  • Regulatory efficiencies for agencies, industry, project proponents, bank sponsors, and credit buyers
  • Increased transparency and predictability through advance planning at a landscape level
  • Greater economic incentives for conserving species that result in effective and sustainable conservation outcomes


This course is designed to foster collaboration among regulators, bank and other mitigation sponsors, and users - ensuring that all entities have a thorough grounding in conservation banking policy in order to facilitate the establishment of banks and in-lieu fee programs on the ground. In addition to addressing core elements of conservation banking establishment and implementation, this advanced course also covers in-lieu fee programs and other credit trading systems and concepts.

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September 26, 2019

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October 15, 2019
This four-day course presented by The Conservation Fund’s Freshwater Institute, in parternship with Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems and Ideal Fish, will cover the fundamentals of water recirculating systems for fish culture including mass balances to maintain water quality, unit process design and system operation.

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