Venture Capital Meets Conservation in New Coalition

Dec 18, 2014

A new coalition of venture capitalists has formed to encourage more protected public land. Its members say beautiful places with recreational opportunities are attracting entrepreneurs and skilled workers that boost local economies.
Credit Photo of Lake Berryessa courtesy U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Dept. of the Interior.

  A dozen heads of investment firms think the U.S. should be "investing" in more protections for public land. They've formed a new Conservation for Economic Growth Coalition, and are making the points that today's workforce wants an active, healthy lifestyle that the outdoors can provide – and employers want to keep them happy.