Ask Atti: Engaging Collaborative Governance

“Dearest Atti, how have you successfully & meaningfully engaged your board and/or stakeholders in the process of creating or updating your organization’s governance documents?” – Katie  Atti, the Peach-faced Lovebird, studiously gathered responses from other WCCN (Western Collaborative Conservation Network) partners to support Katie, and this is what he found:  A good early step is to […]

Emerging Leaders: Nigel Golden

As a part of the Western Collaborative Conservation Network, the Emerging Leadership Initiative works to support individuals by connecting them with mentors, one another, and resources that create career and professional development opportunities and empower change. “Emerging leaders” are individuals new to the conservation field with an innovative vision for the future of conservation work […]

Storyteller’s Circle July 27, 2023

Julia Debes, the Director of Agricultural Communications for Working Lands for Wildlife joined our July session to talk about engaging your team or organization in communications. Julia shared some tips and trips about Working Lands for Wildlife’s communications strategy, which results in a collaborative approach to sharing messages about exotic annual grass invasion, land use […]

Project Spotlight: Table Top Mitigation Bank 

By Ben Guillon, CEO, Conservation Investment Management  With conservation banking, landowners can be fairly compensated for preserving and restoring protected species habitat on their property.  The Table Top Conservation Bank located in Livermore is the first example of its kind in Colorado, and others may soon be available. This conservation bank was developed by Ben Guillon […]

A Systematic Review of Key Factors of Effective Collaborative Governance of Social-Ecological Systems

“A Systematic Review of Key Factors of Effective Collaborative Governance of Social-Ecological Systems” is the result of a mixed methods traditional and systematic literature review that we carried out with several colleagues from Arizona State University. The goal of this project was to collate various theories about success among collaborative efforts to govern social-ecological systems […]

North Fork Poudre Site Conservation Team recognized with Environmental Stewardship Award

Thank you to the Larimer County Commissioners and the Larimer County Environmental and Science Advisory Board for recognizing the North Fork Poudre Site Conservation Team (SCT) with the Environmental Stewardship Award! CPRW staff have been honored to work with this first-of-its-kind group made up of 5 private landowners, 3 non-profit conservation organizations, 4 local governmental natural resource departments, […]

CCC News: July 2023

In this month’s newsletter, John shares his thoughts on cognitive bias in collaborative conservation. Registration for the Colorado Forest Collaboratives Network (CFCN) Summit is now open, we share a workshop, “From Consultation to Meaningful Engagement with Indigenous & Marginalized Communities in Conservation”, Atti the peach-faced lovebird tells us about how to transform competition into collaboration, […]

Ask Atti: How to Transform Competition into Collaboration?

“Dear Atti, what do you do when you figure out multiple organizations are working on the same thing? How can we transform competition into collaboration?” – Rosie  Atti, the Peach-faced Lovebird, studiously gathered responses from other WCCN partners to support Rosie, and this is what he found: Many people suggested that you should introduce yourself […]

The CFCN Presents: Branching Out

Upcoming Branching Out sessions!   December 21st; 1:30 – 3:00pm | End of year celebration! Keep scrolling for full descriptions & registration links. Branching Out: End of Year Celebration! Thursday, December 21st | 1:30 – 3:00pm Happy (almost) new year, Forest Collaboratives Network! Here at the CFCN, we have been watching and cheering on countless […]

WCCN All Partners Meeting Resources: Federal Funding for Collaborative Capacity

Thank you to Emery Cowan from Rural Voices for Conservation Coalition for presenting on updates and policy priorities related to federal funding for collaborative capacity! You can view a recording of her presentation here: You can find the record of our meeting’s materials here in our shared folder. Below are shared resources related to this […]