Fighting Fire With Finance – A Roadmap for Collective Action
The US Forest Service, tasked with managing 193 million acres of public forests and grasslands across the U.S., has described the land it manages as “overgrown and unhealthy” and calls for action to “return forests to the way they were historically”. Unfortunately, the Forest Service lacks the resources to implement treatments despite the financial, social, and environmental benefits that restoration fosters.
Fortunately, there is a proven solution to accomplish this ambitious goal. Blue Forest Conservation introduces the Forest Resilience Bond in a recently released report: Fighting Fire With Finance – A Roadmap for Collective Action.
We hope you come away from this report with an understanding of the issues facing our forests and how the Forest Resilience Bond can help. But even more, we hope you challenge yourself to question the status quo and start a dialogue with others. By working together, this roadmap can be a tool for practitioners to apply this innovative financing to countless other interventions across the globe, essentially redefining how society addresses environmental challenges.
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