Land trusts are increasingly embracing a collaborative landscape-scale approach to address the many large-scale challenges on their home landscapes. But how do land trusts make the leap to work at multiple scales and effectively build broad-based and community-grounded partnerships? As this field matures, there is no need to recreate the proverbial wheel. This workshop focuses on the fundamental steps often used to start and build a collaborative conservation partnership and how to tackle common challenges. Case studies from the land trust-led Heart of the Rockies Initiative and North Quabbin Regional Partnership will inspire, inform, and frame the discussion. Then participants will choose a 50-minute break out session on either starting or building a conservation partnership—providing an in-depth, facilitated opportunity to strategize with each other on steps to success, tools of the trade, and how to overcome specific challenges in their own landscapes. This workshop is for those seeking tangible guidance and rich peer exchange on building effective and enduring landscape conservation collaboratives.
Session Level: Intermediate Session Location: Raleigh Convention Center