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Articles, dispatches and missives from practitioners in the field about what matters in partnerships and community collaboration.

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  • Succession Planning for Partnerships

    Peter Williams, Associate Director Partnerships can be greatly affected when key people change. This is especially true in natural resource management agencies when a key person has important roles in many different partnerships. Perhaps you’ve seen this when a line officer or deciding official...

  • Urban Myths and the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA)

    Peter Williams, Associate Director I often get calls or emails about policies or laws relevant to collaboration, public engagement, or partnerships. Questions about the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) are some of the more common ones because, honestly, there are a whole bunch of urban myths around it...

  • DoD’s Sentinel Landscapes Serve Military Readiness, Conservation and Community

    As the third largest federal land management agency, the Department of Defense (DoD) is an important partner in conservation. DoD owns and manages 25 M acres of land, air and water resources across the nation that are home to more than 400 federally protected plants and animals. The Sentinel...

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