San Francisco

Nature’s Return on Investment

12:30 p.m. | Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Image by Stephen Joseph, courtesy of the Santa Clara County Open Space Authority

The value provided by natural capital — and by the connection between healthy lands, communities and economies — is key to the sustainability of our region in the 21st century. Join regional conservation leaders to discuss the valuation of ecosystem services and how it might reshape planning and conservation investment.

+ Andrea Mackenzie / Santa Clara County Open Space Authority
+ Karen Gaffney / Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District
+ Sacha Lozano / Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County
+ Jim Robins / Alnus Ecological


SPUR Urban Center
654 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-4015
Phone: 415.781.8726


Free to SPUR members
$10 for non-members
Okay to bring lunch

Refund Policy

Individual ticket purchases. If you request a refund between 2 and 10 business days prior to the event, SPUR can issue a 25 percent refund. Requests for refunds received less than 2 days prior to an event cannot be accommodated.

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