2019 RCP Network Gathering

2019 marks the 10th Anniversary of the Regional Conservation Partnership Network Gathering, and it only seems fitting that we work together to more squarely address climate change by using our RCPs as cultivators of natural climate solutions for all.

Join your colleagues, fellow conservation practitioners, and new friends in an opportunity to come together to learn, share, and be inspired!

The 2019 Regional Conservation Partnership Network Gathering will feature 24 workshops presented by over 70 faculty in eight thematic tracks covering topics such as climate resilience, regional land use issues, conservation finance, collaborative land protection, and engaging new partners and sectors.

New this year, there will be several opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students to learn more about real-world conservation in the Northeast, build their professional networks, and contribute their ideas to the meeting, including a poster session and student mentorship program. 

  • The poster session is open to students, faculty, and RCPs. Learn more here
  • Students, RCPs, faculty, and conservation professionals interested in the Student Mentorship Program can learn more here.  


The Regional Conservation Partnership Network Gathering is free of charge (breakfast and lunch included). Please spread the word about this event to colleagues and conservation practitioners. The registration deadline is Wednesday, November 6.

Accommodations: Hotel UMass – (877) 822-2110, Holiday Inn Express — (888) 465-4329.


Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Campus Center, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

Register for the RCP Network Gathering  here  


RCP Network Gathering Keynote Speaker - Lynn Scarlett

Former Deputy Secretary and Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Lynn Scarlett is now global Vice President of Policy at The Nature Conservancy and leads the Conservancy’s global climate strategy. She chairs the U.S. Science Advisory Board of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. She is author or co-author of publications on climate change adaptation; urban greening; large landscape conservation; science and decision making, and other environmental policy topics. Across all her endeavors are triple themes—the importance of large landscape frameworks, the value of collaboration, and the imperative of integrating science and decision making to shape climate and conservation solutions.

“Climate change and its effects on land, water, wildlife, and people are vast and varied. The pace of change is quickening. As we contemplate communities and conservation, landscape-scale and collaborative conservation provide essential underpinnings of a sustainable future.”