Approaches to the conservation of nature have changed significantly over the past seventy years. Philip Tabas will explore the evolution in conservation thinking and the increasing complexity of conservation projects from the perspective of The Nature Conservancy. Founded in 1951, The Nature Conservancy is one of the world’s leading conservation organizations and, over its history, has grown from its first land conservation project in eastern New York State to working on conservation issues in 72 countries across the globe.
Philip Tabas is Senior Advisor with the North American Conservation Region of The Nature Conservancy based in Arlington VA. He served as the Conservancy’s General Counsel from 2003 to 2013. Philip has been involved in numerous private land conservation and compatible economic development projects, particularly involving the use of conservation easements in the United States and in other countries. He has also worked to secure conservation tax incentive legislation at the US federal and state levels of government as well as in other countries. Philip is a tax lawyer and a land use planner by professional training.
He is a member of the American College of Environmental Lawyers and serves on the Board of Directors of both The Potomac Conservancy and Friends of Herring River. He is co-author of Comprehensive Planning and the Environment published by Abt Books and has taught a summer course entitled “Ecosystem Conservation Strategies” at the Vermont Law School. Philip and his wife Helen Hooper have been members of Temple Micah for the past 18 years.
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