Join us for our next Spotlight Series

Thursday, October 6, 2016

1:00 – 2:30 EDT 

What encourages stakeholder support in your community? How does economic development affect heritage tourism? And what can we learn from the collaboration of the Mojave Desert communities with state and federal agencies along Route 66?

Join Doran Sanchez, Partnership Outreach & Development Specialist, California Desert District, Barstow Field Office, BLM

Be part of the conversation.


What can we do for you?

 What can we do for you? We are a community of partners hip-minded people working throughout and across federal agencies to build skills, apply knowledge and learn from peers.



Could your community raise $500,000 in 60 days? 


Listen to Liz Madison tell the story of how the Friends of the Elkhorn Ranch and the conservation community raised funds to preserve a part of America’s heritage in 2007. It was here, looking at the bluffs of the badlands that Teddy Roosevelt developed his progressive views about the importance of conservation.

The Elkhorn Ranchlands of North Dakota are known as The Cradle of Conservation. Today, the Elkhorn Ranch site is administered by the National Park Service as a unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The viewshed of the Elkhorn Ranch is administered by the USDA Forest Service as part of the Dakota Prairie Grassland.

What does a large urban landscape support?

  Kristin Shaw, USFWS, is the EPIC (Ecological Places in Cities) Urban Conservation Coordinator for the Eastern Tallgrass Prairie and Big Rivers LCC. Her case study focuses on EPIC’s vision to create an interconnected network of cities and landscapes - where people live in harmony with nature.

This regional approach seeks to redefine how we think about sustainability and community health through large landscape designs. Working with regional planning agencies, watershed planning groups, urban boundaries and more, large landscape design can create corridors for wildlife migration, improve ecosystem health, and benefit people at the same time.

Find more case studies about Large Landscape Conservation


Guest Instructor Spotlight


Matt Birnbaum, PhD has been in the evaluation field for more than 25 years, working with issues of poverty, land use, economic development, biodiversity, conservation, and the environment. He is passionate about the environment and getting outdoors - especially on his bicycle.


What do Academy Alumni find useful?

"Being able to see that there is a community of partnership people out there in the world struggling with the same things. We need to get better at connecting to develop our profession.  This isn't just something extra we do anymore, this is a career path."


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