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

Dates

Date Start Time End Time
March 31, 2021

Contact Information

Contact the Network to learn more.

Network for Landscape Conservation

Key Themes

  • Community-based conservation
  • Connectivity
  • Diversity equity inclusion
  • Healthy landscapes
  • Indigenous conservation
  • Large landscapes
Save the date! September 28-30, 2021

This year, the Salazar Center’s annual symposium will explore challenges and opportunities related to the United States’ first ever national conservation goal, America the Beautiful, also known as 30×30. This event will convene U.S. conservation leadership to explore what it means to protect 30 percent of critical lands and waters in the United States by the year 2030, with benefits for both climate resilience and human well-being.

The symposium will also serve as the goalpost event for a series of four initiatives along the U.S.-Canada border, bringing together policy leaders, practitioners, and researchers working on binational collaboration, and highlighting lessons learned from Canada’s Pathway to Target One—a similarly ambitious goal to 30×30, in place since 2016. Look for announcements of keynote speakers, panels, and other agenda details in the coming weeks!

The Thriving Cities Challenge final pitch fest will also take place as part of the symposium.

Please note: In order to ensure the health and safety of all participants, this event will be held in a hybrid format with opportunities for both in-person and virtual participation.

Dates

Date Start Time End Time
Sep. 28, 2021
Sep. 29, 2021
Sep. 30, 2021

Contact Information

Catie Boehmer: catie.boehmer@colostate.edu

Key Themes

  • Connectivity
  • Crossing boundaries
  • Healthy landscapes
  • Large landscapes

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

Hosted by the Center for Environmental Justice at CSU, the Salazar Center was honored to co-sponsor this webinar. 

This panel discussion explored unequal access to nature, greenspace, and public lands and offer diverse perspectives on issues and solutions around this topic. Panelists included:

    • Jessica Godinez of the Hispanic Access Foundation
    • Lindsey Schneider of the Department of Native American Studies at Colorado State University
    • Sahir Doshi of the Center for American Progress
    • Teresa Ana Martinez of the Continental Divide Trail Coalition

Dates

Date Start Time End Time
Oct. 27, 2020 1:00 pm 2:15 pm

Contact Information

Kate Wilkins: kate.wilkins@colostate.edu

Key Themes

  • Diversity equity inclusion
  • Healthy landscapes
  • Public lands
  • 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 Institute of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism at Utah State University, and panelists provided a prospective for how public land managers are developing and implementing solutions to keeping our parks and public lands from “being loved to death.” Panelists also discussed the diverse tools that managers are exploring to maintain outdoor recreation experiences and the environments upon which they depend.

Dates

Date Start Time End Time
Oct. 28, 2020 1:00 pm 2:00 pm

Contact Information

Dominique Gómez: dominique.gomez@colostate.edu

Conservation Conversations webinar series

Key Themes

  • Conservation policy
  • Healthy landscapes
  • Public lands
  • Recreation
  • 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 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 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 Andrus Center for Public Policy at Boise State University, and panelists examined popular strategies such as conservation easements and under-recognized challenges such as parallel militarization for conservation across North America. They provided a range of disciplinary perspectives with special attention to the socio-political contexts in which conservation emerge and used examples drawn from the the US-Mexico and US-Canada borders as well as the High Divide region of Idaho and Montana.

Dates

Date Start Time End Time
Sep. 24, 2020 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Contact Information

Dominique Gómez: dominique.gomez@colostate.edu

Conservation Conversations webinar series

Key Themes

  • Connectivity
  • Conservation funding and finance
  • Conservation policy
  • Crossing boundaries
  • Healthy landscapes

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

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 inaugural installment of the series was hosted by the University of California, Berkeley’s Institute for Parks, People and Biodiversity and explored the current effectiveness of biodiversity conservation, especially in light of climate change, within existing national parks, wilderness areas, national conservation areas, and other legally protected federal and state public lands. Panelists also discussed actions needed to meet the Convention on Biological Diversity goals of 30 by 30.

Dates

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

Contact Information

Dominique Gómez: dominique.gomez@colostate.edu

Conservation Conversations webinar series

Key Themes

  • Biodiversity
  • Climate change
  • Connectivity
  • Conservation policy
  • Healthy landscapes
  • Large landscapes
  • Resiliency