Contact Info for Reporters and Media Outlets
Contact Info for Our Communications Representative
Please contact our media contact, Jodie Buller, to learn more about conservation burial and answer your initial questions. She will connect you to the appropriate experts to interview to meet the scope of your inquiry. Call Jodie at 206-383-3285 PDT or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schedule an Interview
Our members are eager to share their experience with the media in a wide range of topics, including history, standards, best practices, legalities, management, and cultural significance. For a complete list, contact Jodie at 206-383-3285 PDT or email email@example.com.
About the CBA and Conservation Burial
Definition of Conservation Burial
Conservation burial is defined as “A type of natural cemetery that is established in partnership with a conservation organization and includes a conservation management plan that upholds best practices, and provides perpetual protection of the land according to a conservation easement or deed restriction.”
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Formation and Organization
The Conservation Burial Alliance (CBA) was formed in 2017 by current stewards and operators of conservation burial cemeteries throughout the US to provide peer and public information. IRS recognition of 501(c)3 status is pending.
We are a dedicated group of owners, operators, advocates, and partners working together to support the protection, restoration, and sustainable management of conservation land that incorporates natural burial cemeteries.
What We Stand For
As conservation burial advocates, we seek to provide social and ecological spaces that sustain us and sustain the planet by protecting land with conservation value. We believe natural burial is a choice that connects grieving people with nature at a profound moment while promoting environmental benefits of clean air, healthy natural habitats, carbon sequestration, and climate change mitigation through natural burial.
CBA Mission Statement
The Conservation Burial Alliance is a collaborative of conservation burial grounds and invested allies that fosters the conservation and sustainable management of land with natural burial for the benefit of people and the planet. For Vision, Values, and Purpose, go to Our Mission.
There are currently 300+ natural burial cemeteries in the US, with a handful engaged with a land trust organization. To see the complete list, go to Green Burial Cemeteries in the US and Canada. The Green Burial Council offers a voluntary third-party certification at the conservation level; not all cemeteries choose to participate in certification. Conservation burial cemeteries under easement or agreement follow best practices as defined by the conservation and conservation burial communities. To download the following chart, go to At a Glance.
Founding CBA Members
Caroline Yongue, Cassie Barrett of Carolina Memorial Sanctuary, NC
Sara Brink of Foxfield Preserve, OH
Laura Starkey of Heartwood Preserve, FL
Amy Henricksen of Kokosing Nature Preserve, OH
John Christian Phifer of Larkspur Conservation at Taylor Hollow, TN
Freddie Johnson, David Ponoroff of Prairie Creek Conservation Cemetery, FL
Dr. Billy and Kimberley Campbell of Ramsey Creek Preserve, SC
Jodie Buller of White Eagle Memorial Preserve Cemetery, WA
Heidi Hannapel, Jeff Masten of The Landmatters, NC
Lee Webster of NH Funeral Resources, NH
For individual contact information, see Meet Our Founders
I would request that my body, in death, be buried, not cremated, so the energy content contained within it gets returned to the Earth."
— Neil deGrasse Tyson