Courses and Events

August 7, 2017

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 11, 2017
This four-day course presented by The Conservation Fund’s Freshwater Institute will cover the fundamentals of water reuse systems for fish culture including circular task design and management, and include a discussion of system operation & management, and system design. Other course modules include:

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September 27, 2017

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November 29, 2017

Aquaculture Innovation Workshops (AIW) provides an opportunity for aquaculture producers, scientists, engineers, aquaculture industry suppliers, regulators and investors to communicate progress on the technical, biological and economic feasibility of culturing fish – particularly salmon – to post-smolt or market size in closed-containment systems using floating or recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) technology. These international summits have been hosted by The Conservation Fund's Freshwater Institute, Tides Canada, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and the Atlantic Salmon Federation. 

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February 19, 2018
Chris Good, D.V.M, Ph.D., Director of Aquatic Veterinary Research at the Freshwater Institute, will present the Water Quality Workshop along with Dr. Claude Boyd of Auburn University. The workshop is being held in conjunction with the annual Aquaculture America 2017 conference: "Forging New Frontiers," which runs February 19-22, 2017.

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