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.
Three ranchers and board directors of Partnerscapes share their stories from the "origins" of what began as Partners for Conservation - and is still growing!
In 2001, rancher Russell Davis learned he had a bird on his land that the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) wanted to list under the Endangered Species Act: the Mountain Plover. The rest is history!
Partnerscapes Late October Zoom Events – Private Lands Partners Day and Collaborative Conservation in the West Previews
On October 23rd, we hosted a presentation on results from our 2020 survey of collaborative conservation efforts across eight western states. On October 29th, we hosted a Zoom event previewing Private Lands Partners Day 2021 – Oregon and Private Lands Partners Day 2022 – Arkansas.
This is the fourth and last in a series of articles focusing on PFC Director Gary Price and his family’s 77 Ranch in Texas. Gary Price first set foot on his ranch land when he was eight years old, as a guest. Little did he know that ownership of that land was in his future.