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Threaded Together: Strategies for Engaging Emerging Leaders

The session at Confluence reminded us that this work – engaging young people in conservation, cultivating their passion, and creating opportunities for growth – are the building blocks for a career of impact. They are also key components of mentorship, and feedback from this session will inform the creation of a mentorship toolkit, which will be available later this year.

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Reflections on Confluence 2024 Keynote Speaker: Lorraine Marquez Eiler

Lorraine Marquez Eiler, who is a Hia C-ed O’odham Elder, and the co-founder and board vice-president of the International Sonoran Desert Alliance (ISDA – https://www.isdanet.org/), was our keynote speaker for Confluence 2024. And I couldn’t have been more honored and excited when she accepted our invitation to come speak with the Confluence audience as our keynote. Lorraine is a collaborative visionary with decades of experience, not only working with partners from a variety of professional backgrounds, but among partners from three different nations – the Tohono O’odham Nation, Mexico, and the United States.

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The Magic of Confluence

by Aireona Bonnie-Raschke My objectives for Confluence have been to (1) create a in-person platform for knowledge sharing and learning, and (2) create space for

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Collaboratives Behind the Scenes

Collaboratives Behind the Scenes: River Network

Welcome to the Western Collaborative Conservation Network’s profile series “Collaboratives Behind-the-Scenes.” This series features Q&As with different conservation organizations to provide a view into what

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