The Center’s 2020 International Symposium on Conservation Impact highlighted best-in-class examples in North American cities of enhancing natural systems to improve community health and support climate resilience. The symposium featured a broad group of policy leaders, practitioners, and researchers who work in and around cities.

You can view the complete agenda, as well as variety of recordings from the virtual event:

Connectivity Challenge Prize Finalist Pitch Event

Watch Borderlands Restoration Network win the prize, and read more about their winning project.

Working and Communicating Effectively in Rural Communities Workshop
Symposium on Conservation Impact
Watch the symposium playlist on YouTube
This playlist includes videos of each speaker and panel, plus special announcements from throughout the day.

Recordings from the symposium include:

Thank you to our sponsors and partners!

The symposium was made possible with support from our sponsors, Jim Kelley and Amie Knox; Trinchera Blanca Foundation, an affiliate of The Moore Charitable Foundation, founded by Louis Bacon; Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO); Dig Studio; and Colorado Parks and Wildlife,  as well as a number of generous individual donors.

We would also like to thank our partners, who helped us craft a meaningful and substantive symposium. They include The Trust for Public Land, the National Wildlife Federation, the City and County of Denver, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the Wilburforce Foundation.

      The Trust for Public Land     National Wildlife Federation    Denver Parks and Recreation   Wilburforce Foundation      William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Contact Information

Catie Boehmer:

Sponsored by Trinchera Blanca Foundation, Great Outdoors Colorado, Dig Studio, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Key Themes

  • Climate adaptation
  • Climate change
  • Connectivity
  • Diversity equity inclusion
  • Healthy landscapes
  • Resiliency
  • Urban nature