The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Department of Defense, and Department of the Interior announce three new Sentinel Landscapes: Camp Bullis Sentinel Landscape in Texas, Northwest Florida Sentinel Landscape, and Southern Indiana Sentinel Landscape.
Converge releases a new short documentary film that showcases the power of impact networks to solve the complex challenges of our modern world—and highlights the work of the California Landscape Stewardship Network and the Santa Cruz Mountains Stewardship Network.
Mapping imperiled biodiversity: Article in the New York Times highlight a new analysis spearheaded by NatureServe that shows where biodiversity is most at risk in America.
New report from the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy—From the Ground Up: How Land Trusts and Conservancies Are Providing Solutions to Climate Change—offers insights and guidance on how civic organizations can implement natural climate solutions.
Unfencing the Future: New report aims to inform and support non-Indigenous conservation groups and conservation and environmental philanthropies to work with Indigenous communities in pursuit of environmental and conservation goals.
New report from the Hewlett Foundation focuses on how socioeconomic benefits to local and/or affected communities can be critically important to achieving enduring conservation outcomes—and offers a framework to inform community-led collaborative conservation.
Article from the Environmental and Energy Study Institute highlights Alaska and Canada's Northern Latitudes Partnerships, the legacy of the Landscape Conservation Cooperatives, and the power of regional conservation efforts built upon trust and collaboration.
Issue brief from the Center for American Progress underscores that forest conservation and restoration is critical to global efforts to combat climate change—and highlights that such efforts require more than simply increasing the footprint of forests: the full suite of climate mitigation gains from forest conservation depends on the biodiversity of these ecosystems.
Report from the Chesapeake Conservation Partnership highlights examples of how organizations across the country are helping to aggregate small landowners to participate in ecosystem service markets and conservation programs—including carbon markets.
Blogpost from the Hewlett Foundation offers insights and lessons learned around inclusive, community-led conservation.
Article in National Observer highlights how Indigenous women in Canada are leading the charge to preserve biodiversity and fight climate change by heading up important new conservation initiatives.
The Western Collaborative Conservation Network offers a new article introducing and exploring the distinction between decision authority and decision space—and highlighting how collaboratives can be critically important to expanding the decision space even where decision authority is clearly set.
New video spotlights the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Partners for Fish and Wildlife program in Idaho—and highlights how cost-share ‘partner positions’ are providing critical capacity across organizational silos to achieve durable conservation that benefits the ecological, social and economic foundations of rural communities.
Yale E360 article highlights the rapid increase in fencing globally—and new research that captures the impact of these fences, from impeding wildlife migrations to increasing the genetic isolation of threatened species.
Article in The Narwhal highlights how Indigenous guardians along the coast of British Columbia are bringing back traditional practices of territorial safeguarding — and filling major knowledge and conservation gaps.
Yale E360 article explores an innovative effort in the Sierra Madre Oriental of northeast Mexico to conserve the mutualistic and keystone relationship between agave plants and long-nosed bats—a relationship that is essential to the health of the land the biodiversity and human livelihoods it supports.
The Western Governors’ Association, the U.S. Department of the Interior, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture launch a Task Force on Collaborative Conservation to enhance collaboration across federal, state and local jurisdictions and focus on the strategic coordination necessary to meet collective natural resource management challenges and improve environmental outcomes.
Article in The Guardian highlights efforts by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe to build a bison herd on tribal lands in South Dakota—and how this is part of a larger trend of Tribes working to return bison to the land to solve food shortages and financial shortfalls, restore ecosystems, and bring back an important cultural component.
A feature from the National Park Service’s Connected Conservation program highlights more than a dozen women practitioners that are at the forefront of shaping the future of landscape conservation.
Article in The Discourse highlights the deep history of Indigenous practices around wildfire mitigation—and explores the increasing recognition that such practices may be critical for wildlife mitigation in the future.
The Wild East Action Fund—a program of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and the Appalachian Trail Landscape Partnership—announces new grant awards to accelerate land protection efforts and build conservation capacity within the greater Appalachian trail landscape.