This is an optional webinar for interested applicants to learn more about the Thriving Cities Challenge. We will provide an overview of eligibility, timeline, and scoring process, as well as a demonstration of the application portal. Webinar attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions.

This webinar will be recorded and shared on the website for those who are unable to attend.

 

Dates

Date Start Time End Time
March 15, 2021 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Contact Information

Catie Boehmer: catie.boehmer@colostate.edu

Thriving Cities Challenge

Key Themes

  • Climate adaptation
  • Climate change
  • Community-based conservation
  • Diversity equity inclusion
  • Resiliency
  • Urban nature

This is an optional webinar for interested applicants to learn more about the Thriving Cities Challenge. We will provide an overview of eligibility, timeline, and scoring process, as well as a demonstration of the application portal. Webinar attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions.

This webinar will be recorded and shared on the website for those who are unable to attend.

 

Dates

Date Start Time End Time
Feb. 22, 2021 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Contact Information

Catie Boehmer: catie.boehmer@colostate.edu

Thriving Cities Challenge

Key Themes

  • Climate adaptation
  • Climate change
  • Community-based conservation
  • Diversity equity inclusion
  • Resiliency
  • Urban nature

Join the Institute for Science & Policy for its annual symposium, at which they’ll explore the theme Untangling Complexity in Our Changing World. Agenda topics include trust, equity, health, and the future of science through critical thinking and thoughtful dialogue on collective action challenges, such as climate change.

The Institute provides tools, data, processes, and a collaborative environment for civil, productive dialogue on policy issues involving science and is a project of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

Dates

Date Start Time End Time
Dec. 1, 2020 8:30 am 2:00 pm
Dec. 3, 2020 8:30 am 2:00 pm

Contact Information

Nicole Delaney: Nicole.Delaney@dmns.org

Institute for Science and Policy

Key Themes

  • Climate adaptation
  • Climate change
  • Conservation policy
  • Diversity equity inclusion
  • Healthy landscapes
  • Resiliency

In collaboration with an unprecedented coalition of university centers across the western United States, the Salazar Center is co-hosting a new webinar series! Conservation Conversations will explore the conservation challenges of the future and identify specific policies, programs, and strategies to help secure the long-term health of the nation’s natural resources, wildlife, and landscapes, and broaden the benefits for all Americans.

US cities face a host of interrelated challenges in 2020. A nationwide history of racism in housing and environmental injustice mean communities of color largely live in more polluted, hotter neighborhoods with less tree canopy and green space. Meanwhile, global greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, evermore necessitating not only a reduction of emissions but also a tremendous investment in carbon capture worldwide – including in cities which are often overlooked as a potential site of carbon capture through urban forestry and green space. This webinar summarized the research that indicates that urban environments can and should be prioritized for carbon capture through significant investment in urban forestry, the inequity in existing tree canopies and green space, and the policy solutions that would ensure this investment has clear climate and local benefits, particularly for communities of color. The Salazar Center hosted this sixth installment of the series.

Dates

Date Start Time End Time
Oct. 14, 2020 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Contact Information

Dominique Gómez: dominique.gomez@colostate.edu

Conservation Conversations webinar series

Key Themes

  • Climate adaptation
  • Climate change
  • Diversity equity inclusion
  • Resiliency
  • Urban nature

In the U.S. and around the world, communities are balancing the need for adequate land for green infrastructure and natural spaces to help make communities more resilient with existing structures and housing that is at increasing risk from climate change. In this session of our Connecting for Conservation webinar series, we discussed community resilience and adaptation – and specifically managed retreat: the purposeful, coordinated movement of people, infrastructure, and communities away from a variety of climate related hazards such as sea level rise, flood, or prolonged drought. We heard from two organizations that have recently released reports on managed retreat about how it is part of a broader adaptation and resilience strategy in City of New York.

Micah McMillan

Senior Analyst, Natural Resources and Environment, ‎U.S. Government Accountability Office

Learn more about Micah

Joe Thompson

Assistant Director, Natural Resources and Environment, U.S. Government Accountability Office

Learn more about Joe

 

Katie Spidalieri

Senior Associate, Georgetown Climate Center

Learn more about Katie

Lauren Wang

‎Senior Policy Advisor – ‎NYC Mayor’s Office of Resiliency

Learn more about Lauren

 

Lida Aljabar

Senior Climate Resiliency Planner – ‎NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development

Learn more about Lida

 

Dates

Date Start Time End Time
Sep. 8, 2020 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Contact Information

Dominique Gómez: dominique.gomez@colostate.edu

Key Themes

  • Climate adaptation
  • Climate change
  • Community-based conservation
  • Conservation funding and finance
  • Diversity equity inclusion
  • Resiliency
  • Urban nature

Communities in North America—both coastal and inland— must better manage water in the face of drought, flooding, sea level rise, and urbanization. In this session of our Connecting for Conservation webinar series, we discussed stormwater management in cities and new ways of harnessing natural solutions and community building to promote resilience.

Dr. Aditi Bhaskar

Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Colorado State University

Learn more about Dr. Bhaskar

 

Jaime González

Houston Healthy Cities Programs Director, The Nature Conservancy

Learn more about Jaime

 

 

Dates

Date Start Time End Time
Aug. 12, 2020 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Contact Information

Dominique Gómez: dominique.gomez@colostate.edu

Key Themes

  • Climate adaptation
  • Climate change
  • Community-based conservation
  • Conservation policy
  • Diversity equity inclusion
  • Resiliency

In collaboration with an unprecedented coalition of university centers across the western United States, the Salazar Center is co-hosting a new webinar series! Conservation Conversations will explore the conservation challenges of the future and identify specific policies, programs, and strategies to help secure the long-term health of the nation’s natural resources, wildlife, and landscapes, and broaden the benefits for all Americans.

This installment of the series was hosted by the Ecosystem Workforce Program in collaboration between the Institute for a Sustainable Environment (University of Oregon) and the College of Forestry (Oregon State University), and panelists provided a range of perspectives from applied social science and policy action around wildfire to suggest bold new ideas about how people in the western U.S. may live with fire in the 21st century, and how conservation policy could spur more effective collective action to address wildfire risk across public and private lands.

Dates

Date Start Time End Time
Sep. 9, 2020 1:00 pm 2:00 pm

Contact Information

Dominique Gómez: dominique.gomez@colostate.edu

Conservation Conversations webinar series

Key Themes

  • Biodiversity
  • Climate adaptation
  • Climate change
  • Conservation policy
  • Resiliency

In collaboration with an unprecedented coalition of university centers across the western United States, the Salazar Center is co-hosting a new webinar series! Conservation Conversations will explore the conservation challenges of the future and identify specific policies, programs, and strategies to help secure the long-term health of the nation’s natural resources, wildlife, and landscapes, and broaden the benefits for all Americans.

The second installment of the series was hosted by University of Wyoming’s Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources and reframed conservation through an economic lens. Panelists discussed the role of conservation in stimulating investment and diversifying local economies, and how appreciating the economic contributions of conservation can help expand conservation constituencies, guide policy reforms, and inform investments to address economic declines in rural communities in the West.

Dates

Date Start Time End Time
Aug. 13, 2020 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Contact Information

Dominique Gómez: dominique.gomez@colostate.edu

Conservation Conversations webinar series

Key Themes

  • Climate adaptation
  • Community-based conservation
  • Conservation policy
  • Diversity equity inclusion
  • Healthy landscapes

Urban conservation is a major priority to build the resilience of cities to climate change and improve the health of city residents. In a preview of topics to be addressed at our 2020 symposium, this installment of the Connecting for Conservation webinar series explored how two unique North American cities are providing very different examples of the challenges and approaches to protect urban forests.

The webinar featured Iñaki Echeverria and Chad Townsend in a discussion of different approaches in North America to forestry efforts in urban environments.

Iñaki Echeverria

Director, Parque Ecologico Lago de Texcoco; Graduate Lecturer, PennDesign; Founder, Iñaki Echeverria Arquitectos

Learn more about Iñaki

 

Chad Townsend

Senior Planner, Environment and Sustainability, Vancouver Park Board

Learn more about the Vancouver Park Board

 

 

Dates

Date Start Time End Time
April 29, 2020 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Contact Information

Dominique Gómez: dominique.gomez@colostate.edu

Key Themes

  • Biodiversity
  • Climate adaptation
  • Healthy landscapes
  • Resiliency
  • Urban nature

This inaugural Connecting for Conservation webinar series was the first in a two-part series on indigenous approaches to conservation. It served as a continuation of a conversation around Native American heritage and tribal stewardship, which began at the Salazar Center’s 2019 symposium and featured Loren BirdRattler and Terry Tatsey of the Blackfeet Nation and Eli Enns of the Nuu-chah-nulth First Nation.

The webinar featured Dr. Beth Rose Middleton and Sara Smith in a discussion of indigenous leadership on climate change.

Dr. Beth Rose Middleton

Associate Professor of Native American Studies, UC Davis

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Sara Smith

Midwest Tribal Climate Science Liaison, College of Menominee Nation 

Learn more about Sara

 

 

Dates

Date Start Time End Time
Feb. 20, 2020 1:00 pm 2:00 pm

Contact Information

Dominique Gómez: dominique.gomez@colostate.edu.

Key Themes

  • Climate adaptation
  • Climate change
  • Diversity equity inclusion
  • Healthy landscapes
  • Indigenous conservation