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

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 O’Connor Center for the Rocky Mountain West at University of Montana, and panelists discussed ways to address current conservation challenges such as racism, sexism, and longstanding practices of exclusion of BIPOC while addressing climate change, co-existence, and the loss of biodiversity so that all Americans can benefit from the knowledge and expertise that Indigenous Americans have to offer in helping to guide the conservation of our natural resources for generations to come.

Dates

Date Start Time End Time
Oct. 21, 2020 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Contact Information

Dominique Gómez: dominique.gomez@colostate.edu

Conservation Conversations webinar series

Key Themes

  • Biodiversity
  • Climate change
  • Community-based conservation
  • Diversity equity inclusion
  • Healthy landscapes
  • Indigenous conservation

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

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Joe Thompson

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

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Katie Spidalieri

Senior Associate, Georgetown Climate Center

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Lauren Wang

‎Senior Policy Advisor – ‎NYC Mayor’s Office of Resiliency

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Lida Aljabar

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

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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

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Jaime González

Houston Healthy Cities Programs Director, The Nature Conservancy

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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.

The third installment of the series was be hosted by Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy, and the Environment at Colorado Law and highlighted lessons learned from Bears Ears National Monument, specific recommendations about integrating collaborative management between tribes and federal agencies on public lands, and the ways traditional knowledge can enrich our understanding of the natural world.

Dates

Date Start Time End Time
Aug. 25, 2020 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Contact Information

Dominique Gómez: dominique.gomez@colostate.edu

Conservation Conversations webinar series

Key Themes

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

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

With support from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the Wilburforce Foundation, the Salazar Center hosted a half-day workshop, as part of its second annual International Symposium for Conservation Impact, for organizations seeking to improve the success of their conservation efforts in rural areas of the western United States.

The workshop convened participants to explore their interactions with rural communities and better prepare them to be successful in that work. Together, the group identified and unpacked the challenges and opportunities that are unique to conservation advocacy work in these areas, as well as the impact of other related factors—such as rural economic transitions, private lands, and human-wildlife conflict—on these efforts.

We highlighted powerful personal stories about rural community collaboration from a diversity of stakeholders, alongside research on environmental issues in rural western communities, including the Do’s and Don’ts of working on environmental issues in rural western communities and strategies for engagement, communications, issue framing, and relationship building.

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

Watch the video playlist of the rural workshop
This playlist provides the complete recording of the workshop in three parts.

Recordings from the workshop include:

  • Part 1, featuring Kendall Edmo (Blackfeet Tribe), Angelina Gonzalez-Aller (Center for Large Landscape Conservation), and Ben Alexander (Resources Legacy Fund)
  • Part 2, featuring Teresa Martinez (Continental Divide Trail Coalition), Simon Sotelo (New Mexico Wild), and Dr. Robert Bonnie (Duke University)
  • Part 3, highlighting lessons learned and common themes
  • Check out the graphic recording of the event, as well as a timelapse, by Heartwood Visuals

Dates

Date Start Time End Time
Sep. 16, 2020 1:00 pm 4:30 pm

Contact Information

Dominique Gómez: dominique.gomez@colostate.edu

Key Themes

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

Hosted by Urban Land Institute (ULI) Colorado, the Salazar Center was honored to be a community partner on this webinar. 

The COVID-19 crisis is transforming the way we use the public realm. Access to and use of open space, commerce, and the public right of way have all changed rapidly. The question is now: will things ever return to the way they were? Do we want them to?

In this virtual forum, hear from experts in development, mobility, and open space about how we can leverage this crisis to enhance our cities in the long term – including what Copenhagen has been doing to adapt to the new world and continue to support a vibrant quality of life. This webinar was also be interactive; participants were asked what they hope to see in their own cities and had the opportunity to offer data and solutions from what is working locally and in other parts of the world.

Learn more about this virtual event, including presenter bios.

Dates

Date Start Time End Time
July 16, 2020 10:00 am 11:00 am

Contact Information

Elise Martinez: elise.martinez@uli.org

Key Themes

  • Community-based conservation
  • Healthy landscapes
  • Resiliency
  • Urban nature

In this session of our Connecting for Conservation webinar series, we discussed the continuing imprint redlining – a system of historical racism in housing – has on urban tree canopy in cities throughout the United States. We also explored the important role trees play in urban cooling and resilience and innovative programs to improve tree cover and green spaces in vulnerable communities.

Pictured above: historic map of redlining in Los Angeles, courtesy of the Mapping Inequality project by the Digital Scholarship Lab at University of Richmond.

Cate Mingoya

Director of Capacity Building, Groundwork

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Dr. Jeremy Hoffman

Chief Scientist, Science Museum of Virginia

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Dates

Date Start Time End Time
July 9, 2020 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Contact Information

Dominique Gómez: dominique.gomez@colostate.edu

Key Themes

  • Community-based conservation
  • Diversity equity inclusion
  • Resiliency
  • Urban nature