2017 RCP Network Gathering Presentations

The 2017 RCP Gathering featured 15 workshops on diverse topics, including community conservation and collaborative process, successful models of landowner engagement, regional planning for wildlife, new funding mechanisms for watershed protection, and innovative partnerships with academic institutions. Presentations and in-depth notes are provided for selected sessions below, and you can review workshop highlights here.

Session 1 Workshops

Gathering attendees participate in workshops to learn about the innovative practices of conservation collaboratorsGathering attendees participate in workshops to learn about the innovative practices of conservation collaboratorsA. Organizational Ecology: Adapting Principles of Network Ecology to Scale Up Large Landscape Conservation.

Presenter: Prentice Zinn - Session Notes

B. A Bigger Vision Needs a Bigger Team: The New Wildlands & Woodlands Report as Guide.

Speaker: Susan Adams, Charlie Baeder. Moderator: Cheryl Daigle - Session Slides, Notes

C. Keeping Farmland in Farming: Preserving Farm Legacies through Viability, Access, and Transfer,

Speakers: Stacy Gambrel, Vanessa Johnson-Hall, Jamie Pottern. Moderator: Jim Habana Hafner - Session Slides, Notes

D. The AT Landscape for the 21st Century: Trail to Towns.

Speakers: Bryan Wentzell, Peter McKinley. Moderators: Dennis Shaffer, Simon Rucker - Session Slides, Notes

E. Tapping our Forests: Investments in Healthy Watersheds for Drinking Water,

Speakers: Jeff Lerner, Spencer Meyer, John O’Neil, Paul Susca. Moderator: Marcy Lyman - Session Slides, Notes


Session 2 Workshops

Karen Young, Coordinator of Mount Agamenticus to the Sea RCP, facilitates a discussion on sustaining partner engagementKaren Young, Coordinator of Mount Agamenticus to the Sea RCP, facilitates a discussion on sustaining partner engagementA. What is the Role of Land Protection in the Future of Your Region’s Communities? 

Speakers: Kristin DeBoer, Ryan Owens. Moderators: Rebecca Washburn, Rob Aldrich - Session Slides, Notes

B. Nature’s Network: Your Local Treasure – Our Landscape Posterity from Maine to Virginia.

Speakers: Michale Glennon, Brian Hall. Moderator: Scott Schwenk - Session Slides, Notes

C, Landowner Engagement Across Connected Urban, Suburban, and Rural Landscapes.

Speakers: Lisa Hayden, Ed Hood, Colin Novick, Kara Hartigan Whelan. Moderator: Hallie Schwab - Session Slides, Notes

D. Hey, You Got Your Regional Planning in My Regional Conservation!

Speakers: Jamey Fidel, Ryan Friedman, Sally Stockwell. Moderator: Elisabeth Hamin - Session Slides, Notes

E. Collaborations Beyond the Classroom: Partnerships Between ALPINE and RCPs.

Speakers: Bob Heiser, J.T. Horn, Marianne Jorgensen, Adair Mulligan, Philip Nyhus, Sarah Wells, Jim Wooster. Moderator: James Levitt - Session Slides, Notes


Session 3 Workshops

TerraCorps members were well represented at this year's GatheringTerraCorps members were well represented at this year’s GatheringA. Grounded and Nimble: RCP Leadership and Communication Structures for Memory Retention and Adaptability.

Presenter: Jill Weiss - Session Slides, Notes, Handout

B. Got Map, Now What? How Great Bay Partners Use Science-based Priorities to Choose the Best Places to Protect and Manage.

Presenter: Dea Brickner-Wood - Session Slides, Notes

C. Sustaining and Restoring a Connected Forested Landscape.

Speakers: Bridget Butler, Phil Huffman, Laura Marx. Moderator: Jessica Levine - Session Slides, Notes

D. What Does Regional Resilience Look Like?

Speaker: Stefanie Covino. Moderator: Trish Garrigan - Session Slides, Notes

E. Community First: RCPs in Service of Community Health, Economic, and Educational Needs.

Speakers: Stephen Blackmer, Lee Dassler, J.T. Horn. Moderator: Mike Wilson - Session Slides, Notes