Collaboration & Partnership Resources

Reports & Summaries

In addition to our annual Private Lands Partners Day, Partnerscapes has hosted or partnered with a number of organizations to provide training and outreach around the process of different perspectives working towards common goals to sustain working landscapes for nature and people. We have partnered with private landowners as well as local, state and federal agencies, nonprofit organizations, foundations and universities in developing and delivering these events, including a number that put a focus on the importance of landowner leadership in these discussions and efforts.

Reports from these events are available, and in many cases they provide summaries of lessons learned as well as the collective wisdom of our attendees. We provide them here so that the many landowners, conservation practitioners and others with an interest in the foundational processes of voluntary conservation relationships can easily view, download, and share them.

Voluntary conservation through public-private partnerships is the largest, most diverse and fastest growing sector of natural resource work.  It involves local, state and federal entities from local conservation districts, to state fish and game agencies to federal efforts such as  the Conservation Title of the Farm Bill and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program.  The nonprofit, nongovernmental sector is also deeply engaged and diverse from local land trusts that work to conserve land through conservation easements to national organizations such as Pheasants Forever and The Nature Conservancy that work directly with landowners to address shared natural resource concerns. As a landowner, it doesn’t matter where you live in this country there are agencies and organizations that want to work with you to keep your lands working to benefit wildlife, fisheries and other natural resources as well as  the families and human communities that our working landscapes support.