Conservation Resources helps governmental organizations at all levels in a variety of ways. First, we provide direct consulting services in the areas of land acquisition strategies, techniques and negotiations; conservation planning and regional land use matters; and assist with the establishment of partnerships with non-profit conservation groups. We can also identify exemplary land acquisition, stewardship and restoration projects being undertaken by non-profit organizations as candidates for potential funding from regulatory contributions, including penalty settlements, natural resource damage claim settlements, supplemental environmental projects, or in connection with mitigation projects required by permit conditions. CRI can also serve as a facilitator or consultant for complex public/private partnerships, or for innovative projects involving carbon sequestration, mitigation, and habitat conservation plans.
Examples of How CRI Works With Governmental Organizations
Highlands Council Land Preservation Consultant
Conservation Resources is a land preservation consultant to the NJ Highlands Council. Our work includes developing a regional clearinghouse of information regarding preservation programs, innovative tools, and funding sources for land acquisition. Click here to see the press release from April 2009.
Pinelands Conservation Fund
In 2007, Conservation Resources was awarded a contract from the Pinelands Commission to administer the Pinelands Conservation Fund. To learn more about our role, click here.
Office of Smart Growth/Sourlands Planning Council
Conservation Resources Inc. has been facilitating Community Visioning Sessions that are important first steps in the development of a comprehensive management plan for the Sourland Mountain Region. Sponsored by the Sourland Planning Council and funded by the New Jersey Office of Smart Growth, the Community Visioning Sessions are part of the Phase II - Sourland Smart Growth Project. Read more >
Southern Medford-Evesham Conservation Planning Project
Conservation Resources Inc. served as the project facilitator to the New Jersey Pinelands Commission Southern Evesham-Medford Conservation Planning Project, an innovative natural resource conservation planning initiative for parts of Medford and Evesham Townships in Burlington County. The project had four major outputs; 1) An up-to-date and comprehensive natural resource inventory of the project area; 2) A conservation plan for the project area identifying important natural resource values and how those resources can be sustained; 3) Detailed zoning, resource management, design and community development recommendations for each of the two municipalities; and 4) An integrated public land acquisition strategy that targets and coordinates the land protection initiatives of municipal, county and state governments within the project area. To learn more about the Southern Medford-Evesham Conservation Plan, click here.