Dear friends and partners,
During this time of great uncertainty, we can truly appreciate our natural and cultural landscapes even more. Whether we are able to get outside to enjoy them (with social distancing) or simply to think of our favorite places
they are there to calm us and give us hope for better days to come.
It is now clearer than ever, how vital the work to keep these habitats healthy and thriving is
for the physical and mental health of our communities
We must work together and follow the rules to keep these spaces open, however, as our parks and preserves have seen record numbers of visitors despite social distancing rules. We would also like to express our gratitude to the parks personnel who are working tirelessly to keep our communities safe while also allowing for access to natural open spaces.
The isolation of the COVID-19 crisis has also shown us the power of community, and how lucky we are to part of this one. First, to all our partners, thank you for all of your amazing work in this time, by creating solutions, showing flexibility, caring for one another and collaborating in new ways. CAZCA has continued to make progress on key initiatives and following up with work from the All-Partners Meeting.
All of you reading this newsletter are part of our landscape conservation community. Please let us know how you are doing and how we can best be helpful to your work in these changing times.
All the best,
Aireona Raschke and Annia Quiroz
CAZCA Program Director & CAZCA Engagement Coordinator