ENV 956b () / 2023-2024

Strategies for Land Conservation

Credits: 3

Spring 2024: Tu, 2:30-5:20, Sage 24

Applications for Strategies for Land Conservation will be accepted until December 6th, 2023. Applications submitted after this date will be considered as space allows. 

This is a professional seminar on private land conservation strategies and techniques, with particular emphasis on the legal, financial, and management tools used in the United States. The seminar is built around presentations by guest speakers from land conservation organizations. Speakers are assigned topics across the land conservation spectrum, from identification of target sites, through the acquisition process, to ongoing stewardship of the land after the deal is done. The tools used to protect land are discussed, including the basics of real estate law, conservation finance, and project/organization management. Students are required to undertake a clinical project with a local land conservation organization. Enrollment limited to twenty-five; preference to second-year students if limit reached.

Enrollment limited to twenty five