For the second year in a row, we were not able to gather in person in October due to the pandemic, but we were able to organize some stories of collaborative conservation from across the country, virtually, as well as hear from a couple of our national conservation leaders.
Partnerscapes is excited to partner with USDA-NRCS and USFWS-Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program to offer a virtual Private Lands Partners Day on Tuesday October 5th (3:00 – 5:00 pm Eastern) and Wednesday October 6th (11:00 AM -1:00 PM). Register now!
The Partnerscapes board has decided to host a virtual Private Lands Partners Day for a total of 4 hours split between October 5th and 6th in Fall 2021. We hope you can join us!
Persistence of Voluntary Conservation Actions on Private Lands – The Impact of the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program
With approximately 70% of the land in the United States in private ownership, voluntary conservation efforts are critical to sustain fish and wildlife, soil health and all natural resources. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program (PFW) has been providing voluntary technical and financial assistance to private landowners for over 30 years and continues to be critically important to conservation of federal trust species and a catalyst for public-private conservation partnerships across the country.
The Partnerscapes board has decided to host a virtual Private Lands Partners Day in Fall 2021. Look for a Save the Date very soon!
After much consideration and debate, the Partnerscapes board has decided not to hold an in-person Private Lands Partners Day in 2021. This was not an easy decision, but with ongoing Covid restrictions in Oregon and travel restrictions remaining in place for many public agencies, it was the best decision.
During 2020, a number of entities, organizations and individuals, including Partnerscapes, convened remotely in a series of sessions to increase the resiliency and sustainability of grasslands and the human communities they support across our continental central grasslands from Mexico to Canada. This effort is known as the Central Grasslands Roadmap.
On May 6th an initial report was released on the Administration’s vision for what has been previously called 30x30. Renamed the America the Beautiful Initiative, the report outlines principles to achieve conservation of thirty percent of our Nation’s lands and waters by 2030. While light on specifics, there are a lot of things that Partnerscapes can relate to. . .
Partnerscapes has been seeking input for planning of Private Lands Partners Day through a survey as our country and individual states continue the response to the Covid-19 pandemic. So far, 90 individuals have responded, and we wanted to provide a report on the results thus far, even while leaving the survey open for a bit longer.
Partnerscapes wants to hear your thoughts, preferences, and comfort level in regards to how we should proceed with the meeting this year. We have developed this SHORT online survey for that purpose. Our thinking is that even when restrictions are relaxed, that there may be a lag between when people are legally able to gather in the hundreds and when they are comfortable, and willing, to do so.
Welcome Salem Saloom and John Schmidt to the board of Partnerscapes!
We are pleased to release a report summarizing what we learned from our West-wide survey of collaborative conservation, including insights about collaboratives, their accomplishments and how they are evaluating their efforts and sharing with others.