Farmers, ranchers, and foresters are managing an increasingly complex and interrelated set of challenges: a growing population to feed, a changing climate, and the loss of ecosystem integrity. Addressing these issues requires collaboration among the agriculture, forestry and conservation sectors.
In May of 2013 the High Park Restoration Coalition formed the Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed (CPRW). The mission of the CPRW is to promote the improvement of the ecological health of the Poudre River watershed through the collaboration of a broad range of stakeholders.
Their website is listed below.
Focused on the American West, The Center for Large Landscape Conservation creates strategies to solve nature’s large scale challenges, such as climate change, habitat fragmentation and loss of vital goods and services provided by healthy ecosys
This inventory and status report is part of an ongoing initiative to create and expand the Practitioners’
Network for Large Landscape Conservation throughout North America. It may also be used to promote,
support, and advance large landscape conservation in the Rocky Mountain West.
The Practitioners’ Network is an informal group of individuals and organizations committed to addressing
the most important land and water issues facing North America—including land use patterns,
This sourcebook has two purposes. The first is to provide a selection of evaluation tools and change mechanisms for collaborative groups to consider and use. The second is tostimulate discussion of evaluation and adaptation in collaborative resource management. Collaborative resource management and adaptive management are not new concepts, but experience has not caught up to theory, and there is much to learn from the rapidly evolving efforts underway.
As the global population surges, dams have been increasingly adopted as a way to keep up with skyrocketing demands for water and energy.
A United Nations-backed project in Kenya is protecting forests and wildlife, as well as providing alternative livelihoods, and offers valuable lessons on how governments and the private sector can successfully work together for the betterment of communities and the environment.
At present the majority of tree planting in Africa focuses on monotypic stands of non-native species, which offer limited added value in terms of biodiversity or socioeconomic opportunities.