The Center for Integrated Solutions to Climate Challenges is seeking applications for an Executive Director. The Director will lead the Center for Integrated Solutions to Climate Challenges to be an internationally reputed climate adaptation center that is engaged in providing climate knowledge and service at all levels.
The Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council will be hosting an Alaskan Conservation Foundation Internship this year. The successful candidate will be either currently enrolled in university or a recent graduate.
Interested in becoming a more effective conservation leader? The Society for Conservation Biology will host a 2-day "Building Leadership Capacity in Conservation" workshop at the 2013 International Congress for Conservation Biology in Baltimore. This highly interactive workshop is for 25 conservation professionals from around the world, tailored to the unique needs of conservation scientists and practitioners at any stage in their career.
The Rocky Mountain West with its vast expanse of open spaces and abundant natural resources has always held the allure of being a place for utopic visions. It was here where the manifest destiny of a young nation unfolded (embodying the positives and negatives of the ideology of the early American nation-state) and a national culture was formed that embraced the image of the vast, natural landscape as a national icon. Europe had cathedrals. America had a utopic vision of the West.
A recent article in the journal Ecosystem
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Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation . . . Though the title is dry, the course itself will be rich with discussion, thought provoking, and stimulating for personal growth and professional development. At first glance, this course may seem adequate for program directors, office administrators, state and federal evaluators, and anyone else with a brief case or clip board.
Because conventional markets value only certain goods or services in the oceans(e.g., fish), other services prodvideded by coastal and marine ecosystems that l tend to become degraded. In fact, the very capacity of an ecosystem to produce a valued good is often reduced because markets are valuing only the good, not the productive capacity.
Happy New Year! As 2013 gets underway we have one more retrospective on the year past. 2012 saw water issues crop up repeatedly. Droughts, flooding, and storms brought the extremes of water availability into focus, and the dependency of agriculture on the resource made it a key sector. Several case studies from landscapes worldwide highlighted these issues.