"For practitioners in search of an open and flexible guide to engaging indigenous peoples and local communities in protected area management, little can be richer and more encompassing than this volume. Government managers and civil society actors alike will find here clear concepts and concrete advice for policy at the national, landscape and site levels. Importantly, the book can also usher a more wide spread recognition and much better protection of existing Community Conserved Areas – a marvelous
world-wide conservation asset unfortunately in great jeopardy today."
Great blog post by Heather Knight, a CCC Executive Committee Member, about the High Park Fire. She describes both the good and bad aspects of the fire, and also talks about the conditions that allowed for such a large fire. A must read!
The National Forest Foundation (NFF) offers technical assistance through Conservation Connect, a learning network for collaboration. Conservation Connect serves community-based groups and Forest Service employees involved in collaborative stewardship on National Forest System lands.
This page links visitors to the NFF's Peer learning sessions, which are 90-minute web and phone conferences on specific topics that are facilitated in a roundtable format. Visit http://www.nationalforests.org/conserve/peer/archive to jump straight to the archive.
This article coauthored by CCC director, Dr. Robin Reid was recently awarded the 2012 Sustainability Science Award for having a great contribution to the emerging science of ecosystem and regional sustainability through integration of ecological and social sciences. Abstract and link are below.
In this interview with founder and chairman of Conservation International, Peter Seligmann, he talks about the organizations choice to refocus on efforts to link environmental conservation to "the economic self-interest of surrounding communitites and countries."
For interview, see link below.
Any collaborative conservationist would appreciate and readily receive an extra dose of equanimity. But calmness under pressure is hard to come by these days, especially among emotionally charged opinion seekers like me. As a supposed “relationship master,” I’m envious of those “architects of analysis” and those “drivers of decision-making” who surround me and who seem so skilled at (calmly) synthesizing, structuring, and solidifying effective thought, word, and action.
The infiltration of pine beetles in South Dakota has caused both loggers and members of the Lakota tribe to work together and are both working to clear the infected trees in their region.
Video from Rainforest Alliance on developing local knowledge for farming in the forests of Madagascar.