Working Landscapes

The Nature Conservancy works to conserve land at an unprecedented scale in a way that benefits people, nature and the climate.

Operating at the intersection of global development and environmental challenges, the Conservancy protects critically important habitats, transforms how we use our working lands and inspires better land-use practices around the world.

For the Conservancy, land conservation is its legacy and its future. Today, it is about transforming land-use practices and finding a better development trajectory for all.

Expanding on the Conservancy’s 60 years of experience in land conservation, NatureVest seeks to transform how we protect working landscapes including timberlands and grasslands, and address a changing climate.

NatureVest has developed investment models for our working landscapes business that aggregate multiple revenue streams including sustainable timber harvests, hunting leases, carbon credits and usage fees among others, while also developing new sources of revenue including renewable energy installations. By capturing cash flows from the sustainable use of these landscapes, we are able to tap into private investment capital to create both conservation and financial outcomes.

Our Projects

Great Western Checkerboards

May 18, 2015

Deal Team Leads

Kuni Chen

Kuni Chen – Conservation Finance Specialist

May 18, 2015

Tom Hodgman

Tom Hodgman – Senior Director, Product Development

May 18, 2015

Eric Love

Eric Love – Senior Director, Conservation Transactions

May 18, 2015

Top image: © Nick Hall. Image credits: © Ian Shive; © Ami Vitale; © Steven Gnam.