Conservation:

Conservation Fund's Myers and Benedict call for more strategic conservation methods

As conservationists and legislators try to strike a balance between land use and landscape protection, the idea of green infrastructure has emerged as a way to allow for growth and development and maintain natural ecosystems. During today's OnPoint the Conservation Fund's Mark Benedict, senior associate for strategic conservation, and Erik Myers, vice president of sustainable programs, discuss the Fund's book, "Green Infrastructure: Linking Landscapes and Communities." They address some financial challenges facing the program, stressing the importance of the private sector in promoting economic sustainability. Myers and Benedict also talk about the need to convince citizens and government that this new method of conservation will be a more viable solution for the long term.