Conservation Infrastructure Recommendations
Identifying Barriers and Addressing the Gaps
The three Conservation Infrastructure (CI) Initiative Working Groups reviewed and evaluated the political, environmental, social, technical, legal, and economic issues and external forces associated with conservation infrastructure at multiple scales. Working Groups were then able to identify the most important barriers that need to be addressed and gaps that need to be closed to help advance the CI initiative Vision and Definition of Success through specific recommendations.
Making Conservation Practices Economically Compelling
Originally 49 recommendations were drafted and presented at the 2017 CI Conference. Following the conference, two recommendations were combined with complementary recommendations resulting in a total of 47 across the three Working Groups. All the recommendations were written with the CI Vision and Definition of Success in mind for making conservation practices economically compelling and easier for farmers and landowners to implement. Many of the recommendations incorporate the actions that are already in progress throughout the state.