Practitioners' Network for Large Landscape Conservation  | September 2015
Message from the  Network's Co-Chairs
More than 700 people gathered in Washington, DC, last October for the National Workshop on Large Landscape Conservation - a thrilling testament to the increasing momentum for conservation at a scale large enough and connected enough to sustain both natural and human communities going forward.

The central goal of the Practitioners' Network is to work with all of you to sustain that forward momentum and catalyze large landscape conservation success.

Since last fall, we have crafted a new strategic plan and updated our governance structure to ensure we are as effective as possible. We have enriched the educational content of our website, including a series of new learning modules, and we are finalizing a new primer on large landscape conservation to be released this fall. We are also working to develop a national practitioners' exchange program.

These exciting efforts are highly collaborative, and we thank our many partners from the nonprofit, agency, academic, business, foundation, and community sectors.

And we encourage more of you to join us. The Practitioners' Network is a vibrant place to connect, collaborate, innovate, and inspire each other to achieve conservation at the whole systems scale that we now know is essential for the future of both wildlife and people.

Bob Bendick, Co-Chair
Emily Bateson, Co-Chair

New Online Resources
Updated Website Launched!
In June, the Practitioners' Network for Large Landscape Conservation launched an updated website that features an overall redesign, straightforward functionality, new content, and a rollout of interactive elements that work together with the goal of creating a more unified and cohesive network for large landscape professionals. View the website.

Explore the Network's New Learning Modules
We're developing an online platform -- Taking Conservation to Scale -- focused on building and sharing knowledge on large landscape conservation.  The first generation of modules is now online. We invite you to take a look, provide your feedback, share your own experiences and lessons learned, and send along your ideas for future modules .

National Workshop
on Large Landscape Conservation
The 2014 National Workshop on Large Landscape Conservation energized and inspired us. 

The Practitioners' Network provides an ongoing forum for the information exchange and dialogue that transpired at the National Workshop to continue well into the future.  

As a reminder,  you can access the Nationa l Workshop summary and watch the keynote presentations on the Network's website.

New Book:  The Science of Open Spaces
Book Launch Features Discounts for the Large Landscape Conservation Community
I sland Press recently announced the release of Charles Curtin's latest book, " The Science of Open Spaces: Theory and Practice for Conserving Large, Complex Systems ." In it, he lays the foundation for a new kind of science that can deal with "wicked" problems and vast ecosystems, drawing on personal experience in the American Southwest and the Gulf of Maine.


In conjunction with the release of this new resource for large landscape conservation practitioners, Island Press is offering 20% off a series of related books when purchased on the Island Press site with the discount code:  4PNLL. 


Quick Links
Get Involved
Two-Page Fact Sheet
We've developed a two-page fact sheet that explains the Network and how to get involved!  We invite you to take a look.

LinkedIn Group
Join the Network's LinkedIn group to connect with other practitioners, share resources, ask questions, and more!  Join the LinkedIn Group

Share Your Feedback
The Network wants to provide meaningful resources and activities that advance your work -- let us know how we're doing -- what do you find useful? what else would you like to see?

Contact Shawn Johnson, Network Coordinator, with your suggestions and feedback!

Practitioners' Network for Large Landscape Conservation
c/o Center for Large Landscape Conservation
PO Box 1587
Bozeman, MT  59771