Conservation Partnership Practitioners Gather in Boise
Partners for Conservation invited conservation partnership practitioners from across the West to Boise the last week in August to share experience and learn from one another regarding the foundational elements of collaboration. The gathering included two different sessions, each of them one a day and a half long and including landowners, public agency staff, and representatives from several nonprofit organizations.
about the meeting & upcoming report.
New landscape conservation report released: “Pathways Forward”
Transformative new era of land conservation is underway. A national network of conservation organizations, landowners, community leaders, academics, and more have released a new report that is both a call to action to conserve our irreplaceable natural and cultural lands and a celebration of how a transformative approach to conservation is gearing up to do just that. builds upon the stories and strategies shared at the 2017 National Forum on Landscape Conservation and weaves in additional information from the field.
The 2018 report,
Pathways Forward: Progress and Priorities in Landscape Conservation
, captures the insights of 200 conservation leaders from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico--including PFC’s Executive Director Steve Jester and Chairman Jim Stone, who convened for two days last November in Shepherdstown, WV to strategize on the rapidly growing practice of conservation at the landscape scale. Jester is quoted saying, “Communications and relationship-building are most effective and sustainable when this happens on the front end of your planning process as opposed to being an afterthought and trying to sell it to your community.” Julie Regan, co-chair of the
Network for Landscape Conservation
, said, “Land protection is no longer a top-down process, or just about national parks and other protected areas. Today, it’s about people in communities across the country working together to protect and connect our lands—from our cities to our wildest areas—because there are so many ecological, cultural, public health, and economic benefits intertwined on the landscapes we call home. We have entered an exciting era of epic collaboration.”
Private Lands Partners Day 2018 is next month
The deadline to register for the 2018 Private Lands Partners Day (PLPD) has passed. We hope you will be joining us during the first week of October in Springfield, MO. If not, take note: PLPD 2019 is slated for fall in Ogden, Utah.
Partner & Private Land News
A NOTE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Hello from Montana!
At the end of last month I got to spend some time with some landowners and conservation partners from across the West talking about their experiences building and sustaining conservation partnerships.It always recharges my batteries to see how different landscapes and communities discover the benefit of working together, and it’s instructive to see that we have so much in common. I’m particularly excited when it comes to maintaining effective, transparent communication in an effort to build the trust necessary to develop productive relationships and partnerships that result in getting stuff done.
It is inspiring to be with people that continue to travel this road when all we hear about in some circles these days is about how much we can’t get done. It's got me really looking forward to learning about Missouri conservation partnerships in a couple of weeks at Private Lands Partners Day!
Yours in conservation,
A neighbor’s promise
Family’s conservation dream preserves land for a community
by Mara Koenig
"Neighbors help neighbors, and sometimes they lift up a community. That’s the case in Elk River, Minnesota, where a family has given the city a present that will keep giving for generations to come."
Get more stories like this one by following "
Nature’s Good Neighbors
," a series of stories showcasing conservationists across the nation, many of whom are private landowners.
Our Amazing Grasslands
video features Steve Livermont
of Livermont Ranch in South Dakota, talking about his discovery of rotational grazing. He says, "We're very excited about it. Your land will actually be better than when you were seasonally grazing it.” He's witnessed a neighboring ranch's runoff from rain easily be absorbed on his own land.
Private Lands Conservation
Events & Positions
Two Tall Timbers’ Field Days
Contact Jennifer Roberts for more information,
1. Carolina Field Day, Friday, October 26, 2018. Hosted by Heatherstone Farm, Stoneboro, South Carolina and
presented by the Carolina Regional Quail Project (CRQP) on these topics:
- CRQP Update
- Hatch Report
- Brood and Chick Survival
- Timber Management and Prescribed Burn Program
- Supplemental Feeding and Predator Control
- Integrating Deer and Turkey Hunting Objectives
- Achieving Landscape Level Success
2. Game Bird Seminar at
, Tallahassee, Florida, November 1 and 2, 2018, hosted by Tall Timbers’ Game Bird Program.
The purpose of the Game Bird Seminar is to consolidate and transfer management information learned from research over the past decade with formal presentations on day 1, (Thursday, Nov. 1), combined with our annual fall field day event on day 2, (Friday, Nov. 2). This seminar in November will also coincide with Tall Timbers' 60th Anniversary.
Arkansas Monarch and Pollinator Coordinator
This is a full-time position with Pheasants Forever & Quail in Little Rock, Arkansas working directly with NRCS and supporting Arkansas Monarch Conservation Partnership. The Arkansas Monarch Conservation Partnership is a statewide coalition of public and private interests dedicated to the conservation of the monarch butterfly and other pollinator species. The mission of the Partnership is to increase and sustain habitat for monarch butterflies and pollinators through citizen involvement, and seek ways for partners, communities, and agencies to coordinate similar efforts.
Apply here by October 15, 2018
Women’s land stewardship conference offered Oct. 1-2 in Fredericksburg, TX.
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