Conservation means taking care of our land, water, and wildlife so the diversity of life thrives, including the people who depend on nature. In the past, conservation has emphasized biological and ecological sciences and excluded people. We now know this approach alone cannot succeed. It takes all sides.
That is what collaborative conservation is all about. It’s an inclusive process where diverse stakeholders work together to create solutions for people and nature. This is what we teach, what we share, and how we support the work of others.
Collaborative conservation is how many of the world’s complex challenges are being solved.
Through coursework, trainings, experiential opportunities, and “how to” resources, the CCC builds the skills of students and professionals so they can amplify their conservation impact.
Last week, the Colorado Forest Collaboratives Network hosted the 2023 Annual Colorado Forest Collaboratives Summit. Since returning back to the office on Monday morning, I’ve