Virtual Policy Forum

The Network for Landscape Conservation is hosting a Virtual Policy Forum Series on the future of landscape conservation—a chance to learn from leaders in the field, share ideas, and explore together the challenges and opportunities necessary for conservation success. The Forums are open to everyone and are a particularly useful resource for policymakers and practitioners to help navigate the changing political, economic, social, and environmental landscapes.

These national dialogues fill an important information-sharing and network-building niche by engaging policy leaders from a broad and diverse spectrum of organizations.

Investments in Science and Networks for Biodiversity, Climate, and Cultural Conservation Goals

Wednesday, May 19, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EDT

Join the Network for Landscape Conservation for the next event in the ongoing Virtual Policy Forum Series.  “The Future of Landscape Conservation: Investments in Science and Networks for Biodiversity, Climate, and Cultural Conservation Goals” will highlight needed investments in science and collaborative processes to meet current conservation goals.

Collaborative landscape conservation and stewardship is increasingly important as our country faces emerging challenges to address climate change, protect and restore biodiversity, create a more just and inclusive conservation paradigm, conserve working lands, and rebuild our economy. Hosted in collaboration with the California Landscape Stewardship Network, the 90-minute virtual discussion will convene experts representing diverse perspectives on opportunities to use science and other knowledge systems for catalyzing networks of people working together to affect change at larger scales.

This conversation is timely. As the nation grapples with emerging opportunities and approaches to conservation, it is important to understand how science and local knowledge can inform the ways we steward our nation’s lands and waters, and how to strengthen the role of networks as they foster collaborative decision-making at different scales.

Wade Crowfoot, Secretary of the California Natural Resources Agency will offer a keynote address and moderate a panel discussion with the following panelists:

  • Jeff Allenby – Director of Geospatial Technology for the Center for Geospatial Solutions, ‎Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
  • Bray Beltrán – Science Director, Heart of the Rockies Initiative
  • Leroy Little Bear – Blackfoot researcher and Professor Emeritus, University of Lethbridge, Kainai First Nation
  • Deb Rocque – Assistant Director of the Science Applications Program, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Register for the Forum here

Funding to support this forum series has been provided by the Center for Large Landscape ConservationUS Fish & Wildlife Service Science Applications Program, and the Network for Landscape Conservation—a fiscally sponsored project of the Center.