Economic Development & Land Conservation: Partnerships that Work

APA New Jersey Chapter


Friday, March 17, 2017
2 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. EDT

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Join us for a conversation with economic development managers from across New Jersey to learn more about what drives these managers to make decisions, how they think about nature in the planning process, and where the opportunities are for collaboration and shared resources. Land, rivers and coastlines provide many benefits to wildlife and people, such as clean water, tourism opportunities, soil for growing crops, commercial and recreation fisheries, and flood reduction. Conservation groups strive towards goals of healthy, resilient habitats for nature and people in both coastal and freshwater systems but may struggle to meet these goals due to inadequate resources. To truly scale up our conservation work, collaborating with new partners can help us attain shared goals for people and nature. Today we’ll get the conversation started with three panelists from diverse counties and projects from across the state and we welcome you to join the presentations and discussion.


Diane Wieland

Director of Tourism, Cape May County Tourism

Elizabeth Schuster

Elizabeth Schuster is among the first environmental economists to be hired in one of The Nature Conservancy’s state-level operating units. While the field of environmental economics has been in existence for many decades, the full integration of economics into conservation organizations is fairly new, leading to many great opportunities ... Read More

Marc Saluk

Marc Saluk; Economic Development Director, Hunterdon County Read More

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