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Starting April 08 2013, 08:00 AM
Ending April 12 2013, 12:00 PM

Conservation Banking Training Course

Course Description:

Conservation banking is a tool to conserve species and their habitat, while simultaneously streamlining the mitigation process for regulatory agencies, bank sponsors, project permittees and credit buyers. This course is designed to foster collaboration among regulators, bankers and users ensuring that all entities have a thorough grounding in conservation banking policy in order to facilitate the establishment of banks and in-lieu fee programs on the ground. In addition to covering the core elements of conservation banking establishment and implementation, recovery crediting and other associated credit trading systems and concepts will be addressed.

Course Objectives:

  • Provide a thorough grounding in the relevant federal policy and regulations guiding the review,
    establishment, and operation of conservation banks and in-lieu fee programs.
  • Enable participants to identify the need for and opportunities associated with conservation banking
    programs including economic benefits of third party compensatory offsets from both a bankers’ and
    users’ perspective
  • Provide solid expertise and understanding in how conservation banks and in-lieu fee programs are
    effectively and efficiently reviewed and overseen in both their establishment and operation

Target Audience:

Slots are available to members of the following agencies/entities: US Fish & Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, US Army, US Marine Corps, Federal Highway Administration, all USDA Natural Resources Agencies, and the National Mitigation Banking Association. Each entity will identify and select their participants. There is no tuition fee for confirmed participants.

Contact Information:

For more information, please contact Margarita Carey at 304-876-7924 or mcarey@conservationfund.org.

Other Information:

The course is offered in partnership by The Conservation Fund, US Fish & Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, US Army, US Marine Corps, Federal Highway Administration, USDA Office of Environmental Markets, and the National Mitigation Banking Association.

Event Location

USFWS National Conservation Training Center (NCTC)
698 Conservation Way
Shepherdstown, WV 25443