Strategies for Land Conservation and Capital Projects without Debt

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Published on July 7, 2015

Author: csimkovich

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Strategies for Land Conservation and Capital Projects without Debt APGA Annual Conference - 2015: Strategies for Land Conservation and Capital Projects without Debt APGA Annual Conference - 2015 Dr. Mark K. Wourms Executive Director [email protected] Slide2: Geographic Overview 20 miles South of Louisville KY 14, 378 acres 23 square miles 600 acre arboretum 40 miles of hiking trails 19 miles of gravel road 25 miles of dirt road 54 miles of boundary 160 neighboring parcels Slide3: Historic Overview Established in 1929 by Isaac Wolfe Bernheim Mission: Connecting People with Nature Major focus areas: Horticulture Ecological Research Arts Education Recreation Sustainability Regenerative Design Ecological Restoration Slide4: Horticultural Collections European hornbeam Gingko Slide5: Art Collections and Programs Slide7: 1958 Robert Paul - Frank Bunce Slide8: 2015 Slide9: Natural Systems Evolve Organizations are Natural Systems Slide10: Built and Manufactured Capital Financial Capital Social Capital Human Capital Natural Capital Budgetary Focus Budgetary Externalities Budgetary Consideration NESTED CAPITALS Budgetary thinking should match the values of the mission and vision. How do we actually define debt? Slide11: Built and Manufactured Capital Financial Capital Social Capital Human Capital Natural Capital Slide12: Nonprofits, with missions and visions that are natural capital focused, are well positioned to operate beyond current investment barriers. They can capitalize the “story” to reduce the gap. LEADERSHIP - RELEVANCE - DIFFERENTIATION Slide13: COST – BENEFIT or RETURN ON INVESTMENT? (How do we calculate the DEBT?) Slide14: Experimentation: Use of left over roofing materials from larger projects to expand green roof presence at Bernheim. Reduces waste Increases visibility for living roofs Provides additional experience Low cost Low risk Expand knowledge about roofing systems: Sloped planting systems Shade tolerance Slide16: American Life Living Roof Study Plots Slide17: Maintenance contracts Possible jobs programs in the future Slide18: UofL Nucleus Building Slide19: High visibility, off-site public programming. Slide21: Reach goals can increase up-front costs but create significant life cycle benefits. Why is Bernheim interested in land conservation?: Why is Bernheim interested in land conservation? Creative Opportunities to Fund Land without Debt:: Creative Opportunities to Fund Land without Debt: Cooperation with City, State agencies –particularly mitigation funds Endangered species conservation funds Effective, up-front fundraising (time) Partnerships with local land trusts (perpetual conservation easements) Conservation Buyer Many of these strategies may take years to deliver! Wilson Creek Stream Restoration - Wetland Mitigation Funds: Wilson Creek Stream Restoration - Wetland Mitigation Funds Wilson Creek -2006 Early in replanting : Wilson Creek -2006 Early in replanting Wilson Creek -2013 Maturing wetland Extremely clean – frequently programmed : Extremely clean – frequently programmed Benefits of Corridors CONNECTING ANIMALS WITH NATURE: Provide forage, cover, and migration routes for a diversity of species including apex predators and prey species Habitat diversity = Biodiversity Protect migratory routes and habitat for birds and critically endangered bat species Facilitate gene flow between populations Enable adaptation and migration in a changing climate Benefits of Corridors CONNECTING ANIMALS WITH NATURE Rare and Endangered Species Funds : Rare and Endangered Species Funds Eastern Red Bat Creative Opportunities to Fund Land without Debt:: Creative Opportunities to Fund Land without Debt: Cooperation with City, State agencies –particularly mitigation funds Endangered species conservation funds Effective, up-front fundraising (time) Partnerships with local land trusts (perpetual conservation easements) Conservation Buyer Many of these strategies may take years to deliver! Funding Capital Repairs and Major Projects:: Funding Capital Repairs and Major Projects: *Long-term solutions are required… a few strategies: -Capital maintenance must be included in all capital campaigns. +20% minimum, added to projects for on-going maintenance and programming -Look for business opportunities, revenue generators. Create a business plan; some revenue is better than no revenue -Apply windfalls to critical capital needs. Moderate sized bequests can be a life saver Slide34: Built and Manufactured Capital Financial Capital Social Capital Human Capital Natural Capital Budgetary Focus Budgetary Externalities Budgetary Consideration NESTED CAPITALS Budgetary thinking should match the values of the mission and vision. How do we actually define debt? Stay focused on Mission and Vision: Stay focused on Mission and Vision Slide36: Dr. Mark K Wourms [email protected]

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