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2010 Yale Conservation Finance Camp

June 14-18, 2010
Yale University
New Haven, CT

Sponsored by:
Yale Center for Business and the Environment
The Land Trust Alliance
Island Press
Conservation Finance Innovation Network








Building on the success of the last three years, the Yale Center for Business and the Environment is hosting its third weeklong course on conservation finance from June 14-18, 2010 at the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies in New Haven, Connecticut. This year’s course will focus on developing collaborative partnerships at the local, state, and federal level to advance shared interests in conservation and other community values.

The course provides a framework for analyzing and packaging a wide range of cutting-edge sources of private and public conservation finance, including new types of philanthropic funds, public capital and private investment. The emphasis is on useful, hands-on tools for conservation practitioners. The sessions will feature many experienced conservation financiers as presenters, along with a knowledgeable core faculty. Speakers will describe case studies in emerging topics such as new sources of federal funding for conservation, innovative philanthropic and private partnerships, and multiple bottom line investment strategies. Confirmed speakers include: Pat Coady (Coady Diemar Partners); Cris Coffin (American Farmland Trust); Peter Howell (Open Space Institute); Jim Levitt (Harvard Forest); and other experienced leaders in the field. The core faculty are: Story Clark (Conservation Consulting); Brad Gentry (Center for Business and the Environment at Yale); and Peter Stein (Lyme Timber Company).

This highly interactive course is limited to 20 participants. It offers attendees the opportunity to combine the multiple techniques often required to fund successful conservation transactions, as well as to seek advice on their own conservation projects from experts in the field. The course will also include time to network with fellow participants and a cadre of experienced conservation leaders.

Confirmed Speakers
Pat Coady (Coady Diemar Partners)
Ernest Cook (Trust for Public Land)

Core Faculty
Story Clark (Conservation Consulting)
Brad Gentry (Yale Center for Business and the Environment)
Peter Stein (Lyme Timber Company)

Course Sponsors
Yale Center for Business and the Environment; the Land Trust Alliance; Island Press; and the Conservation Finance Innovation Network.


Please click here for the APPLICATION FORM

To register, please email, fax or send your completed Application Form and Curriculum Vitae to:

Amy Badner-Basso, Senior Administrative Assistant
Center for Business and the Environment at Yale
Sage Hall, 205 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511
TEL: 1-203-432-5887
FAX: 1-203-432-0026

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. The full tuition is due with submission of your Application Form and CV. Please see the Application Form for further details.

TUITION: Tuition for the five-day course is $1000, which includes local transportation and meals.

LODGING: While participants are responsible for their own lodging, a block of rooms has been reserved at the Marriott Courtyard New Haven at Yale ( in downtown New Haven at the rate of $129 / night for those who are interested. For reservation information please contact

Marriott Courtyard New Haven at Yale

30 Whalley Ave., New Haven, CT 06511

Phone: 1-203-777-6221, Fax: 1-203-772-1089, Sales: 1-203-777-6221

Wait List Policy

Class size will be limited to 20 participants. Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis. However, should more than three employees of any one organization apply, the organizers reserve the right to allocate the remaining spots to individuals from other organizations. If the class is oversubscribed, a wait list will be established on the same first-come basis. Should cancellations occur, spots will be offered to people from the wait list, working down the list in the order the complete registrations were received.

Cancellation Policy

Once a student has been accepted and tuition paid, cancellation requests will be accepted though April 30, 2009. All cancellations are subject to a service fee equivalent to US $50.00. After April 30, 2009, tuition will no longer be refundable. All cancellation requests must be submitted in writing to Amy Badner at the fax number or address noted above. Telephone cancellations will not be accepted. The Center for Business and the Environment at Yale will refund the tuition paid if the Conservation Finance Camp is canceled, but takes no responsibility for travel or other related costs incurred by the registrant.

For more information or to register, please contact Amy Badner, Senior Administrative Assistant, Center for Business & Environment at Yale at 203-432-5887 (