052: Protecting our Public Lands with The Conservation Fund’s VP Of Conservation Services Will Allen

Today we are joined by Will Allen, the Vice President of Conservation Services and Director of Strategic Conservation Planning at The Conservation Fund in Chapel Hill, NC. In addition to overseeing four business lines – the Freshwater Institute, the Resourceful Communities Program, Strategic Conservation Planning, and the Conservation Leadership Network, Will manages and provides guidance for so much more at the Fund. He is also the author of the upcoming book The Science of Strategic Conservation.

In this episode we cover:

  • What exactly is the definition of “protected” land?
  • Is there a way to prevent protected land from being rolled back for oil, gas and mineral leases?
  • What are the first steps toward getting your private land or public lands in your local area protected?

The Conservation Fund Online:

Resources and Book Suggestion From Will Allen:

Flight Memory – track your air travel…

Then offset your carbon footprint with The Conservation Fund’s Go Zero program

Check out Will’s Book! The Science of Strategic Conservation: Protecting More with Less

The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner