Our Conservation Finance Program provides professional, technical assistance services to state and local government executives, legislatures, public agencies, and community-based organizations that need to research and evaluate conservation finance options.
Our pragmatic approach focuses on researching and developing legislative and ballot measures that reflect public priorities, often evaluated through public opinion surveys.
Exploring funding and ballot measure options and evaluating their legal, fiscal, and political constraints.
Managing surveys by expert polling firms to gauge voter support for alternative funding methods, amounts, and uses for funds.
For ballot measures, we advise on the optimal funding method, amount of funding, election timing, and ballot language. For legislative measures, we recommend funding methods and amount, as well as advising on program design.
Uur services include research, bill drafting, expert testimony, and designing funding programs, and legislative strategies.