INVESTORS

INVEST WITH CERTAINTY, ACCOUNTABILITY, AND CONFIDENCE

The Central Valley Habitat Exchange works to ensure that both public and private investors know exactly where their conservation dollars are going.

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MAKE IT COUNT

The Exchange framework and accompanying Habitat Quantification Tool were designed to drive maximum wildlife outcomes for each dollar invested.

BECOME AN INVESTOR

The Exchange offers investment opportunities for various private and public partners.

MULTIPLE OPPORTUNITIES TO INVEST

Target investors of the Exchange include private developers seeking to fulfill mitigation obligations, state agencies needing to meet habitat restoration mandates, and conservation organizations or members of the public looking for opportunities to support at-risk wildlife. 

The Exchange is also developing a Mitigation Credit Agreement for the Middle and Upper Sacramento River Regional Conservation Investment Strategy. This effort will allow the Exchange to create habitat mitigation credits for Swainson's hawk and giant garter snake in advance of impacts, and sell those credits to investors. For more information, read our MCA factsheet

By applying the Habitat Quantification Tool (HQT) before, during and after a mitigation or conservation project, investors can know with confidence how each dollar is being used to drive results on the ground and track progress towards the goal. This innovation in program design, tool development, and verification ensures the highest levels of transparency and accountability. Interested investors can find and fund projects that need their specific conservation and mitigation needs.

GETTING STARTED

The Exchange team will work closely with investors to determine habitat needs and consider budget and funding options. This streamlines the process of matching investors with project developers through the Exchange Registry and allows investors to guide project design early on.

Once investors are matched with a specific conservation or mitigation project, they can work together with the landowner and the Exchange team to tailor the project to their unique needs. The exchange provides templates and guidance as participants finalize the management plan and discuss terms of the agreement.