Jerry A. Bley, Principal
27 Giles Road
Readfield, ME 04355
(207) 685-3872
Creative Conservation, LLC

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Creative Conservation, LLC
is a land use and environmental consulting firm dedicated to creating positive land use models in Maine and elsewhere.  Creative Conservation, LLC works with private landowners, non-profit organizations, and government agencies on ambitious land conservation initiatives and challenging land planning projects.

Jerry Bley founded Creative Conservation, LLC in 1990 after working ten years as a land use specialist for the Natural Resources Council of Maine, a statewide conservation organization.  His expertise involves both working with people and working with the land to come up with solutions that achieve the objectives of his clients while treating the land with respect.

Since its founding, Jerry Bley and Creative Conservation, LLC have:

  • Spearheaded the acquisition of over 100 conservation properties and conservation easements including spectacular coastal gems, lake watersheds, mountain ranges, river systems, vast tracts of productive forest land, and working farms.

  • Assisted over 60 families in developing a plan for the future of their cherished family ownerships through a facilitated process of decision-making.

  • Designed innovative conservation subdivisions that balanced conservation and development.

  • Assisted with the development and promotion of innovative land use policies and practices.

As needed, Creative Conservation, LLC will pull together a team of skilled professionals to meet the needs of its client. Creative Conservation, LLC specializes in land use projects that:

  • Require creative and strategic thinking;

  • Involve challenging negotiations; and 

  • Necessitate consensus-building among the involved parties.

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