Improving Communities through a Collaborative Vision and Conservation Financing: The Baileys Trail System, Dawn McCarthy, USFS

Improving Communities through a Collaborative Vision and Conservation Financing: The Baileys Trail System, Dawn McCarthy, USFS

 

Dawn McCarthy, PhD, US Forest Service

Seth Brown, Quantified Ventures

This webinar will share insights into a Pay for Success model program, which will determine how impact investing can be used to fund recreational infrastructure on public land.

The Baileys Trail System in Wayne National Forest accommodates mountain bikers, hikers, backpackers, trail runners, and nature watchers. As a premier recreation destination for visitors from Columbus, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Washington DC, Baltimore, Richmond, Roanoke, and Blacksburg, the Baileys Trail System is leveraging private investment to improve the health and well-being of the people from Athens County, Ohio to the mid-Atlantic.

An 88-mile premier mountain biking destination on 9,000 acres east of the Mississippi, the Baileys Trail is an opportunity to revitalize one of the most underserved counties in the state.

The US Forest Service is working with Quantified Ventures on this pilot Pay for Success project to determine how impact investing can be used to fund recreational infrastructure. 

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This webinar was recorded on November 6, 2018.

 

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Dawn McCarthy, PhD

Recreation Team Leader
Wayne National Forest
USFS
 

Seth Brown

Senior Associate
Quantified Ventures
 

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