In July of this year a private lands staff forum organized by members of the North American Bird Conservation Initiative (NABCI) and other partners was held in Kansas City, Missouri. Almost 150 individuals, including employees of public and private conservation organizations and landowners, attended the gathering.
Private Lands Partners Day 2022 was held October 4-6 in Fayetteville, Arkansas, a rapidly growing part of the country that is important for agriculture and is rich in natural resources. Almost 150 people were registered from 29 states and Puerto Rico.
Partnerscapes is hosting a January 2023 workshop for U.S. Fish and Wildlife (USFWS) Partners for Fish and Wildlife biologists as well as their organizational and landowner partners in western states to share relationship and partnership building skills that are foundational to voluntary programs, projects, and partnerships implemented by landowners, agencies, and organizations around the West and around the country.
Fifteen years ago, The Blackfoot Challenge and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program competed for and won an Innovations in American Government grant from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard to transfer collaborative conservation lessons learned delivering years of locally-led collaborative conservation in western Montana to the rest of the country.
The need for practitioners in multiple specialties from fish and wildlife to watershed management and everything in between is already large, is increasing every day--and includes a need for expertise in the "art" of conservation.
Private Lands Partners Day (in person) is back for 2022! We hope you can join us October 4-6 in Fayetteville, Arkansas for the original national gathering of landowners and conservation practitioners engaged in natural resource partnerships.
The Western Collaborative Conservation Network is pleased to share recommendations developed over the last two years for those federal agencies, and by extension other agencies and organizations, that want to work collaboratively with local and landowner perspectives to ensure that collaborative approaches are an important part of their work.
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!