Bradford S. Gentry, Editor
Yale Program on Strategies for the Future of Conservation
Pocantico Conference Center, Tarrytown, New York, June 8-10, 2007
Hosted by the Land Trust Alliance and the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
The June 2007 Pocantico workshop on “How Can Conservation Help?” was a deep dive into possible sources of new partners and approaches for private land conservation. Using the northeastern U.S. as a focus, experts offered powerful insights on how land conservation could help to address regional competitiveness, rural economic development, urban revitalization, energy security, climate change, and human health. The workshop allowed conservation leaders to consider fundamental drivers of land use change and explore ways to surf with those drivers rather than always swimming upstream against them.