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Webinar: Climate, Megafires, and Conservation Financing

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Monday, 11 December 2017, 1:00

Monday, December 11, 2017. 1:00PM. Webinar: Climate, Megafires, and Conservation Financing. Cynthia West, USDA Forest Service; Shawna Legarza, USDA Forest Service; Matt Jolly, USDA Forest Service; Jacqueline Emanuel, National Partnership Office; Zach Knight, Blue Forest Conservation. Sponsored by U.S. Department of Agriculture. More information here.


These changes in key weather variables have combined to both lengthen the fire season and increase the fire weather severity within the fire season. With more area burned each year, the Forest Service is exploring innovate ways to finance conservation and restoration work. The Blue Forest Conservation’s Forest Resilience Bond invests in restoration projects that protect forest health, mitigating both wildfire and drought risk. Contracting with both public and private beneficiaries to monetize the multifaceted benefits of forest restoration, the Forest Resilience Bond creates value for a diverse set of stakeholders (including the US Forest Service, water and electric utilities, private water-dependent companies, state governments, and insurance companies).

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