At the May SCALE meeting, Zach Knight from Blue Forest Conservation shared a new tool to bring private capital to forest restoration projects.  The Forest Resilience Bond (FRB) facilitates investment in restoration activities, with payments made by beneficiaries based on the value of ecosystem services provided.

SCALE will host a webinar on Tuesday October 24th about the Forest Resilience Bond, an innovative financing approach for forest restoration.  Zach Knight of Blue Forest Conservation will provide more detail about the Forest Resilience Bond, share updates on progress on developing the Forest Resilience Bond since May, including highlights from a recently released report titled Fighting Fire with Finance, and discuss ways that collaboratives can connect with Blue Forest Conservation to advance this new forest restoration financing mechanism.

The webinar will be held on October 24th from 10:00-11:00.  Those interested in attending the webinar can register here.  For those unable to participate, resources will be posted on our website following the session.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact Lauren Burton.

Read more about the Forest Resilience Bond on their new website, in this blog post, or connect on social media with the hashtags #forestresiliencebond and #FRBroadmap.