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.
Final Fellowship Report from Cohort 2 fellow, Art Goodtimes.
See link below.
The world's soil is in trouble. Ecologists say without dramatic changes to how we manage land, vast swathes of grassland are at risk of turning into hard-packed desert. To make sure that doesn't happen, researchers are testing out innovative ways to keep moisture in the soil.
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.
Madison Valley Ranchlands Group has an opening for a project director. Contact MVRG at email@example.com Applications close on May 30. Call John Crumley with any questions - 406 682 7364 or 406 581 5602
Check out their website here: http://www.madisonvalleyranchlands.org/
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In the hillsides of Trinidad’s Northern Range, smallholder subsistence farming systems dominate the landscape. Pushed to this frontier by escalating pressure on low-lying agriculture lands from more urban development and a rising population, farmers continue to rely on short-term crops on the steep slopes there.