What can we do for you?
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?
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."
We support a partnership training network.
The Academy's Spotlight Series features federal programs and initiatives that highlight innovative ideas and partnerships.
Upcoming Training from the Academy and our Partners
- Negotiation Skills for Conservation Professionals: Building a Foundation, NCTC, August 30 - September 1, 2016. Register online at DOI Learn.
- Habitat Conservation Planning For Endangered Species, NCTC, August 15-19, 2016
- HD Foundations, NCTC, November 14-16, 2016. Register online at http://training.fws.gov/
This series includes: Persuasive Communication for Behavior Change