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February 5, 2020
Investing for Monetary, Environmental and Social Benefits

Investing for Monetary, Environmental and Social Benefits

Executive Summary: A Family Office managing a 5,000+ acre property in the northwestern United States was looking to invest in sustainable uses of the land that would be consistent with the owner’s values of healing and caring for the land. The site was being managed for livestock, pastureland, crops, and […]
November 11, 2019
Triple-Bottom-Line Sustainability for Cemeteries

Triple-Bottom-Line Sustainability for Cemeteries

Executive Summary: The Boards of the Laurel Hill Group were committed to adopting sustainable practices in all aspects of their business. From the management of their 250 acres of landscape in the Laurel Hill and West Laurel Hill Cemeteries and West Laurel Hill Funeral Home, to the health and well-being […]
August 6, 2019

Neighbors and Developers Working Together

Executive Summary: The owner of a 42-acre parcel in Springfield Township, PA, had proposed a change in the zoning of the property from residential to institutional. The intention was to allow construction of a four-story assisted living apartment complex on the front of the property and dwelling units on the […]
April 29, 2019

Generating Revenue from Wetland Banking

Ecosystem Investment Partners (EIP) was in the business of wetland banking, a strategy for mitigating the impacts of future development in certain wetlands by protecting others.

January 14, 2019

A Park for the Future

An international wealth management corporation wanted to transform a multiple-acre arboretum in southeastern Pennsylvania into a sustainable asset that would both serve the community and generate revenue to cover its significant maintenance and staffing costs in perpetuity.

October 25, 2018

A Gateway to History and Culture

An 8-acre parcel of land in Millford, PA was well-positioned to become a gateway to the Grey Towers National Historic Site, the former home of Gifford Pinchot, first chief of the U.S. Forest Service and two-time governor of Pennsylvania.
December 21, 2017

Looking Beyond the Trees for Sustainable Revenue

Aqua America engaged Conservation Economics to assess the 2,000-acre Roaring Creek Property located near Shamokin, PA, and recommend strategies for generating environmentally sustainable revenue.
December 21, 2017

Building Profitable Relationships between the Public and Private Sectors

Mr. Jeffrey A. Miller Catering (JAM) was looking for “unforgettable settings” for events that would showcase his “innovative cuisine and extraordinary hospitality.” Conservation Economics (CE) was engaged to find sites for expansion of JAM’s business that highlighted a site that featured both natural resources and historic buildings.
December 21, 2017

Self-sustaining Recreational Facilities

PPL, a Pennsylvania utility company, owned and managed the 966-acre Montour Environmental Preserve near Washingtonville, PA. This site was highly valued by nearby communities for a variety of recreational opportunities in and around the Preserve’s 165-acre centerpiece, Lake Chillisquaque.
December 21, 2017

Generating Retirement Income and Preserving a Family Legacy

Two farms in central New Jersey had been in the family for generations and represented many memories and traditions. The owners desired to be relieved of daily management of their land, but continue farm operations to generate enough income to cover their retirement and provide a legacy for their children.
December 21, 2017

Making the Most of an Old Farm

The owner of a 118-acre farm had ideas about possible uses for his land, but needed support in making decisions about which ones were practically feasible, economically viable and environmentally sustainable as a legacy for his children.
December 20, 2017

A Bright Future for an Old Farm

The Delaware Valley University (DelVal), a small, private university located in Doylestown, PA, aspired to transform the gift of an old, working farm into an educational asset that would support the mission of the University and achieve a sustainable revenue stream.