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

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Network for Landscape Conservation

Key Themes

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

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.

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

Building trust is critical to successful conservation programs. Understanding the communities you are working in, their beliefs and histories, is critical to establishing a solid foundation, along with careful thinking on your approach to engagement. In this Connecting for Conservation session, two expert practitioners discussed their work and shared best practices.

Photo courtesy of Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, originally appearing on Yale Environment 360.

Robert Bonnie

Executive in Residence, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Duke University

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Dr. Stephanie Malin

Associate Professor, Sociology, Colorado State University

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Dates

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

Contact Information

Dominique Gómez: dominique.gomez@colostate.edu

Key Themes

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

This installment of the Connecting for Conservation webinar series was the second 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 Dina Gilio-Whitaker, Dr. Clint Carroll, and Dr. Dominique David-Chavez in a discussion of Indigenous approaches to conservation.

Dina Gilio-Whitaker

Lecturer, American Indian Studies, California State University San Marcos

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Dr. Clint Carroll

Associate Professor, Native American and Indigenous Studies, CU Boulder

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Dr. Dominique David-Chavez

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Native Nations Institute, and Colorado State University Department of Forest & Rangeland Stewardship

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Dates

Date Start Time End Time
March 5, 2020 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Contact Information

Dominique Gómez: dominique.gomez@colostate.edu

Key Themes

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

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 

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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

The inaugural Salazar Center International Symposium on Conservation Impact established a forum to track, incent, recognize, and reward progress on conservation challenges across North America. It convened 200+ thought leaders from the arenas of conservation policy, practice, and research around the theme of landscape connectivity. Attendees represented 10 different city, county, state, and national agencies; 40 non-profit organizations and universities; and 19 funders from 15 states, Canada, and Mexico. Together, we explored opportunities to connect and collaborate across urban and rural, public and private, and wild and working lands; how landscape-scale conservation is critical to environmental and human health; and what opportunities and challenges exist surrounding their conservation and stewardship.

The Center also launched its first competitive prize for conservation impact at the symposium. The prize is one way in which the Salazar Center is pursuing bold new incentives to advance impactful, community-based conservation partnerships that support conservation at scale.

Speakers included:

Dates

Date Start Time End Time
Sep. 24, 2019 8:00 am 6:00 pm

Location

McNichols Civic Center Building

144 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80202

Key Themes

  • Biodiversity
  • Climate change
  • Connectivity
  • Conservation funding and finance
  • Conservation policy
  • Crossing boundaries
  • Diversity equity inclusion
  • Healthy landscapes
  • Indigenous conservation
  • Large landscapes