This third forum in the Network for Landscape Conservation‘s Future of Landscape Conservation series focused on the fundamental importance of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in collaborative landscape conservation. This conversation builds from the Weaving the Strands Together: Case Studies in Inclusive and Equitable Landscape Conservation report, which the Network released in early 2021 in partnership with the Salazar Center for North American Conservation.

Dr. Mamie Parker opened the forum with a keynote address and then moderated a panel discussion featuring:

  • Curtis Bennett – Director of Equity & Community Engagement at National Aquarium, and steering committee member of Greater Baltimore Wilderness Coalition
  • Patrick Gonzales Rogers – Executive Director of Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition
  • David Lamfrom – Vice President of Regional Programs at the National Parks Conservation Association
  • Martha Williams – Principal Deputy Director of USFWS, acting director


Date Start Time End Time
March 31, 2021

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Key Themes

  • Community-based conservation
  • Connectivity
  • Diversity equity inclusion
  • Healthy landscapes
  • Indigenous conservation
  • Large landscapes