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Solid Foundation for Collaborative Conservation

Gary Severson, a founding member of the WCCN, shared a new article with us. Informed by his plentiful past experience in the realm of collaborative conservation, Gary discusses how to use the 4 Ps (Purpose, Process, People, and Product) to build a solid foundation for the organization and operation of a collaborative conservation group.

“Most citizen based collaborative conservation groups are organic in their origins. Unlike federal
advisory committees that are planned, organized, approved, and managed by agencies of the
federal government, or advisory councils appointed by state governors, legislatures, or county
commissioners, citizen based groups occur naturally in response to shared needs…”

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