2012 - 2013

The Center for Collaborative Conservation awarded fourteen fellowships to form the fourth cohort of CCC fellows. These fellows include eight graduate students, one faculty member and five conservation practitioners. In addition, several undergraduate CCC interns were selected to work with the fellows. The fellows represented five departments and two colleges from Colorado State, two NGOs doing conservation work in Colorado, one government agency and two tribal nations.

This fourth cohort of CCC fellows focused their work in six diverse locations that including:

  • Canada
  • Ethiopia
  • Haiti
  • Mongolia
  • Philippines
  • United States

The cohort also worked with two tribal nations, the Lakota in Pine Ridge, N.D., and the Dineh/Navajo in Black Mesa, AZ. Of the eight fellows who focused their work in the United States, five worked across Colorado, one in Arizona, one in Montana and one in North Dakota. 

Diverse problems

This cohort focused on problems as diverse as:

  • seeking to evaluate and strengthen current linkages between public educators and local governments of coastal communities on Cebu Island, Philippines
  • initiating a collaborative process to make adaptive decisions about managing the 15,500 acre Central Plains Experimental Range at the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in Nunn, Colorado
  • understanding how different Haitian communities understand and use trees, and how these cultural understandings affect forest restoration efforts
  • investigating the resilience of rangelands and herders to climate change across Mongolia; to creating a plan of action and a process to revitalize and sustain Hozho community within the Dineh (Navajo) Nation in Black Mesa, AZ