Laury Saligman and John McGill created Conservation Collaboratives in 2006, to invest in New England forestland and conserve it. Our work includes on-the-ground conservation as well as the exploration of payments for ecosystem Services (PES) and nature-based recreation.
Conservation Collaboratives currently owns over 1,000 acres of forestland in Northeastern Vermont where we are working to improve wildlife habitat, enhance water quality through erosion control, and refurbish the existing housing structures. Our goal is complete this project and replicate it.
We are investigating the potential of carbon offsets projects to fund additional conservation.
To support our understanding and success with PES, we have worked with the Northern Forest Center to create the Northern Forest Carbon and Ecosystem Services Network .