A Real National Conservation Strategy
Joel Berger, a Craighead Chair, University of Montana, will discuss the evolution of science and literature on the conservation of species and intact ecosystems.
Jodi Hilty, Executive Director of the Wildlife Conservation Study for the North America Program, will share what a national strategy could achieve, including conserving both our natural heritage and healthy human communities, and present some initial steps needed to move to a strategy.
Healy Hamilton, Chief Scientist and Vice President for Conservation Science at NatureServe, will present some of the tools we need to support a conservation strategy - which includes investing in common spatial data layers. Implementation, tools and approaches we need to take to make sure the system is robust, and how we incorporate new things.
Ray Sauvajot, Deputy Associate Director of NPS Natural Resource Stewardship and Science Directorate, will present a breakdown of the complex interface that needs to take place in large landscape initiatives between science, policy, and public values.