Conservation Vision for the Gulf Coast

Thursday, October 23, 2014: 3:15 PM-4:45 PM
Hemisphere A (Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center)
Successful conservation planning at the landscape scale is a blend of science based methods and community priorities that reflect the diversity of local, regional and national interests as well as the  organizational capacities of partners. The Gulf Coast is a 122 million acre region served by 31 conservation organizations that operate at different scales, capacities and have a wide range of missions. The Conservation Vision for the Gulf Coast is a product of an intensive planning process that respects the priorities of all conservation organizations, yet utilizes a clear planning process and our latest science and understanding of the natural world. This session will examine both the planning process used and findings of the Conservation Vision with an eye towards lessons learned for other conservation efforts such as the Landscape Conservation Cooperatives.   The role of the Conservation Vision in promoting collaboration with private landowners, facilitating fundraising, and utilization of conservation finance strategies will be explored.  This panel is part of the Metropolitan/Urban and Regional Conservation Initiatives track sponsored by The Conservation Fund.
Ole Amundsen
Session Chair:
Will Allen
3:15 PM
3:35 PM
3:55 PM
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