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Do you need a helping hand?
When people feel connected to a landscape and each other, they become actively engaged in protecting and maintaining their public places. The Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program of the National Park Service provides the expertise to help take your outdoor recreation and community collaboration project to the next level. Contact RTCA now to see if your project is a good fit for community assistance. Project applicants may be state and local agencies, tribes, nonprofit organizations, or citizen groups. National Parks and other Federal agencies may apply in partnership with other local organizations. Applications are due June 30.
Learn more about RTCA and community connections in this case study from Lisa Holzapfel, Program Leader and Heather Rice, Outdoor Recreation Planner in the Alaska Region for the NPS.
Members of our Community of Practice
Gerald McCarthy is a guest instructor for Managing by Network. Jerry served as the Founding Director of the Virginia Environmental Endowment and is hailed as a leader for fostering mediation and protecting Virginia’s environment. He is proud that in Virginia “we have proven you can get more accomplished with getting people together to talk about issues.” After a career devoted to public service, philanthropy, and environmental conservation, Jerry now serves as an advisor to foundations and nonprofit organizations. The Gerald P. McCarthy Award for Leadership in Environmental Conflict Resolution is presented annually to an individual who has taken a leadership role in preserving and protecting Virginia’s environment by fostering collaboration and conflict resolution.
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- Partnership and Community Collaboration Academy
- BLM National Training Center and Division of Education, Interpretation and Partnerships
- USFS National Partnership Office
- USFWS National Conservation Training Center
- DOI Office of Collaborative Action and Dispute Resolution
The Academy's Spotlight Series webinars features federal programs and initiatives that highlight innovative ideas and partnerships.