• Waggoner's Gap
    Waggoner’s Gap: A Future for Science and Recreation
      The site known as Waggoner’s Gap occupies a stunning outlook in the remote heart of the Kittatinny Ridge in central Pennsylvania. The steep rocky outcrop on ~138 acres owned by National Audubon Society and managed by Audubon Pennsylvania provides wide views of the landscape to the north and south […]
  • Wetland Mitigaton Banking
    Wetland Mitigation Banking
    You Can Bank on It If banking today’s earnings in anticipation of tomorrow’s expenses guide your money management, then you understand the fundamental concept of conservation banking.  The idea is that landowners, agencies, and companies planning construction projects that negatively impact air, land or water can offset those impacts by […]
  • Three Compelling Eco-Uses for 2020
    Three Compelling Eco-Uses for 2020
    Conservation Economics ( eagerly anticipates the unfolding of the 2020s with new technologies, investment strategies and opportunities for sustainable land use. CE brings the possibility of more than 40 Eco-uses that generate revenue in an environmentally sustainable way to each new property we assess. This blog features three of particular interest […]
  • Impact Investment Strategy for a Sustainable Future
    Your Impact Investment Strategy for a Sustainable Future
    On September 23, 2019, the United Nations hosted the Climate Action Summit, stating that climate change is “the defining issue of our time,” and prioritizing “transformative actions in the real economy” with high potential to make a difference. ( Three of the six actions outlined can make a dramatic difference […]
  • Preserving PA’s Natural Resources in the Age of Climate Change
    Preserving PA’s Natural Resources in the Age of Climate Change
    The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has responsibility for the care and stewardship of millions of acres of state forests and parks. In June 2018, the agency published a report that cites alarming evidence about shifting trends in Pennsylvania’s natural resources—driven by climate […]
  • Restoring water quality in Pennsylvania—an investment opportunity for all
    Environmentalists and capitalists alike are applauding Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s administration for its recent decision to give approximately $1 million in grants for planting trees along the streams and rivers across the state. You may wonder why this is important, or how this investment will impact the residents of this […]
  • Vegetables
    Helping PA Agricultural Industry Improve Environmental Stewardship and Responsibility
    According to a recent Team Pennsylvania (Team PA) report about Pennsylvania agriculture, although less than 2 percent of the state’s population is engaged in production agriculture, the industry continues to be a key employer and economic contributor. The industry supports more than 280,500 jobs that generate $10.9 billion in earnings, […]
  • Balancing profitability and environmental responsibility
    What if you could transform your investment portfolio into one that meets or exceeds financial expectations and also yields a long-term positive environmental impact? What if that portfolio was as unique as your family heritage and could serve as a model of what “great and green” looks like in terms […]
  • Envisioning a Community Visitor’s Center
    A design grant to Friends of Laurel Hill Cemetery resulted in plans for a visitor's center that can meet the needs of the community too.