Southeast Regional Partnership for Planning and Sustainability (SERPPAS)

Southeast Conservation Finance Initiative

Southeast Conservation Finance Initiative

In December 2013, Camp Shelby expanded its buffer zone with 1,500 acre parcel from Weyerhaeuser.  With the property held by the Compatible Lands Foundation, part of the lands will generate over $10 million in carbon credits over the lifetime of the project.  Additionally, Camp Shelby works very closely with the U.S. Forest Service, who owns and manages several of the installation’s acquired properties as part of the DeSoto National Forest, one of the largest complexes of longleaf pine in the southeast.

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SERPPAS works with numerous Federal and state agencies and the Military Services to leverage funding and kick start projects.  However, projects have often run into funding challenges due to eligibility and leverage requirements. In May 2015, the Principals charged the Steering Committee to explore a Conservation Finance Initiative that helps identify funding and financing tools for projects that support the SERPPAS mission.

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04/12/17 Webinar: Conservation Finance Tools and Strategies Webinar

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