Case Study Library

This series of case studies illustrates past or ongoing projects that have used a variety of financial mechanisms to finance a nature-based solution. Each case study describes the context, the nature-based solution applied, the financial mechanism used, and ideas for how a green bank or community lender could support similar projects. Additional case studies will be posted throughout spring 2024.

Case Studies

Case Study Document NBS Type Financial Mechanism
Annapolis, MD, City Dock Resiliency Project Download Coastal green space Bond
DC Stormwater Retention Credit Trading Program Download Urban green stormwater infrastructure Revolving loan fund
Delaware Estuary Mussels for Clean Water Download Freshwater mussel reintroduction for improved water quality (supported through a mussel hatchery) Revolving loan fund
Lyme Timber Conservation Easements Download Sustainable timber management and stream restoration Revolving loan fund
Nisqually Tribe Mashel River Protection Download Improved ecological forest management Revolving loan fund
Rhode Island Water Quality Protection Charge Program Download Protection of natural lands within watersheds that supply drinking water State-level water quality protection surcharge of water suppliers
Soil and Water Outcomes Fund Download Agricultural practices that enhance water quality and carbon sequestration Submarket capital
The Yuba Project Forest Resilience Bond Download Forest restoration Bond