Daniel Patrick O'Connell attended the White House Conference on America's Great Outdoors. The first White House conference on land conservation since Teddy Roosevelt's in 1908, the gathering of land conservation leaders discussed how federal agencies — USDA, Interior, EPA — could work better with the private land conservation community to preserve America's treasured landscapes. O'Connell participated in a small group discussion led by Harris Sherman, the Interior Undersecretary responsible for the Forest Service and NRCS.

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 White House Conference on America's Great Outdoors



Daniel Patrick O'Connell appears on The Kojo Nnamdi Show on National Public Radio's WAMU 88.5 FM in Washington, D.C.

Market-based Environmentalism
It's been more than two decades since "Save the Bay" became a rallying cry across our region. But many advocates say traditional clean-up efforts are not working. Now some conservationists are using lessons from finance and social science to tackle difficult environmental problems. From "biodiversity offsets" to attempts to put a dollar value on endangered species, we examine new ideas for market-based environmentalism.

  • C. Josh Donlan, Director, Advanced Conservation Strategies; Visiting Fellow, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University
  • J. Charles Fox, Senior Advisor, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Daniel Patrick O'Connell, Founder, Evergreen Conservation Finance

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