Landmark report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services warns of 1 million species threatened with extinction and calls for transformative changes in our global responses to conservation.
High Country News
article highlights efforts by the Blackfeet Nation in northwestern Montana to re-integrate their story into Glacier National Park and other ancestral lands—including plans to open their own tribal national park.
The LWCF Coalition, the Mountain Pact, and others call attention to the need to ensure permanent dedicated funding to the permanently re-authorized Land and Water Conservation Fund.
Recent article in
highlighted the current administration’s hamstringing of the Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs).
(Related note: the recently released House Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2020 includes funding for LCCs and would instruct USFWS to reestablish any LCCs that are not functioning—see this
from the Ecological Society of America).
Rural Voices for Conservation Coalition case study from the Elkhorn Mountains of northeastern Oregon highlights a multi-partner, “all lands” approach to forest resilience
New report on “Managing Climate Risk to Conservation Investments” draws insights from the Climate Resilience Fund and the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Climate Adaptation Fund to provide conservation funders with practical guidance on incorporating climate change impacts into their strategies to achieve long-term and impactful conservation outcomes.
Recent Partnership and Community Collaboration Academy post explores the concept of “wicked” problems—and suggests that the nonlinear, diverse approaches of collaborative landscape conservation are exactly what is needed in solving such problems.
Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network post highlights a recent “facilitative leadership” training that offers insights and lessons—with resources—for practitioners tackling complex, collaborative landscape-scale challenges across contexts.
The economic value of conserving land: a recent report from the Texas Land Trust Council adds to the growing body of research that demonstrates the significant economic benefit of conserved land.
University of Utah Environmental Dispute Resolution program post last month highlights the centrality of trust in collaborative practice, and underscores ways to build trust.
Working together on a common goal across differences:
article highlights—with Afghanistan as an example—the potential for conservation that transcends political boundaries to build common ground.
Connecting Habitat Across New Jersey (CHANJ) releases new mapping tool and guidance document for prioritizing land conservation through the lens of habitat connectivity within the state.
The Nature of Cities post highlights the link between biodiversity and cultural diversity.
The Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative last month launched a digital guide to co-existing with wildlife, offering the experiences in the Bow Valley of Canada as a long-term experiment in learning solutions to co-existing with wildlife in our landscapes.
article highlights the importance of wildlife bridges in making nature—and humans—safer on our roads and highways.
New report from the Ecosystem Workforce Program highlights the funding picture of forest collaboratives in Oregon.