Conservation Innovation Update: 4th Qtr 2009

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Conservation Finance Forum:
Lessons from Moosehead Lake
December 8, 2009

This webinar is the next in a series hosted by the Conservation Finance Forum (with assistance from the Government Innovators Network), highlighting several topics of keen interest to the U.S. and international conservation communities. There will be ample time for audience Q&A. The panel (bios) included:

  • Jim Levitt (moderator) - Director, Program on Conservation Innovation, Harvard Forest, Harvard University
  • Peter Howell (slide presentation) - Director of Conservation Finance at the Open Space Institute
  • Ted Koffman - Executive Director, Maine Audubon

Recording - View the archived multimedia recording of this webinar.

Resources - Links to resources related to this event.

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This Webinar featured a discussion with Peter Howell and Ted Koffman, who for years have been considering the potential impact of Plum Creek's proposed development project in the Moosehead Lake Region of Maine.

Howell was a lead author of a widely read OSI report on the proposed development, and has testified before the state legislature on the topic. Before terming out, Koffman sat for eight years in the legislature, and was for six years the House chair of the legislature's Joint Natural Resources Committee.

Koffman and Howell have pushed, sometimes in differing ways but consistently with the public interest in mind, for an acceptable balance of conservation and land development in the Pine Tree State.

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