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
A. 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.
C. Keeping Farmland in Farming: Preserving Farm Legacies through Viability, Access, and Transfer,
D. The AT Landscape for the 21st Century: Trail to Towns.
E. Tapping our Forests: Investments in Healthy Watersheds for Drinking Water,
Session 2 Workshops
A. What is the Role of Land Protection in the Future of Your Region’s Communities?
B. Nature’s Network: Your Local Treasure – Our Landscape Posterity from Maine to Virginia.
C, Landowner Engagement Across Connected Urban, Suburban, and Rural Landscapes.
D. Hey, You Got Your Regional Planning in My Regional Conservation!
E. Collaborations Beyond the Classroom: Partnerships Between ALPINE and RCPs.
Session 3 Workshops
A. Grounded and Nimble: RCP Leadership and Communication Structures for Memory Retention and Adaptability.
B. Got Map, Now What? How Great Bay Partners Use Science-based Priorities to Choose the Best Places to Protect and Manage.
C. Sustaining and Restoring a Connected Forested Landscape.
D. What Does Regional Resilience Look Like?
E. Community First: RCPs in Service of Community Health, Economic, and Educational Needs.