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Conservation Leadership Council

The Conservation Leadership Partnership, or CLP, aims to re-establish the conservative and libertarian intellectual case for conservation by exploring innovative initiatives and ideas that can effectively address our most pressing environmental challenges. The initiative is guided by the distinguished Conservation Leadership Council, which is made up of former government officials, public policy experts, leaders in the agricultural community, and business visionaries.

  • Conservation Leadership Partnership Hosts Roundtable on Water Quantity and Infrastructure Financing

    Thursday, October 18, 2012

    On Thursday, October 18, the Conservation Leadership Partnership hosted a roundtable meeting on water quantity and infrastructure financing at Augusta State University in Augusta, GA. Participants at the roundtable were well informed and engaged, which sparked conversation not only with the presenters but also among audience members.

    The 20 attendees ranged from ranchers to municipal officials to academics to regional think tank representatives. Others tuned in to a simulcast webinar and also comprised an interesting mix of organizations, which included several reporters, think tanks, staff from state offices and the National Governors Association. The archived webinar can be found here:...

  • Conservation Leadership Partnership Hosts Roundtable on Entrepreneurial Approaches to Habitat Conservation

    Friday, July 27, 2012

    On July 27, 2012, Meridian facilitated a roundtable at the Denver Botanical Gardens hosted by the Conservation Leadership Partnership and the Colorado Cattlemen's Association.

    About 35 people participated from a range of backgrounds and organizations interested in exploring various options and ideas for how we can best conserve habitat at the local and regional level through market-based approaches and limited government involvement.

  • 12 for 12 Advisory Committee Issues a Call for Papers

    Friday, April 20, 2012

    "Twelve Big Ideas for 2012" or "12 for 12" is part of a new initiative that aims to re-establish the market-based intellectual case for conservation by exploring innovative initiatives and ideas that can effectively address our most pressing environmental challenges. The initiative is guided by a distinguished Advisory Committee made up of former government officials, public policy experts, leaders in the agricultural community, and business visionaries.   Meridian is facilitating the work of the Advisory Committee and administering and managing a Call for Papers, which will culminate late in 2012 in a compilation to be endorsed by the Advisory Committee,...