Conservation center welcomes new director, experienced perspective

CSU’s Source has written an article about our Director! “John Sanderson, the director at the Center for Collaborative Conservation at Colorado State University, is a far walk away from his aeronautical engineering bachelor’s degree. Coming from a family of pilots …

Colorado State University unveils educational resources on potential restoration of wolves in Colorado

As we wrote in February, wolves are in Colorado and more may be coming. Recognizing the need for reliable information on wolves, the Center for Collaborative Conservation teamed up with CSU Extension and the Center for Human-Carnivore Coexistence (CHCC) to create twelve …

Wolves in Colorado

Wolves in Colorado By John Sanderson February 12, 2020 Wolves are in Colorado and more may be coming. After being extirpated in the 1940s, wolves began showing up in Colorado in the mid-2000s. In 2004, a wolf was killed by …

CCC Teaches Collaborative Conservation to Tomorrow’s Conservation Leaders

CCC Teaches Collaborative Conservation to Tomorrow’s Conservation Leaders Each spring, Dr. Kim Skyelander, CCC Associate Director, teaches the three credit course Collaborative Conservation: NR543B for the Conservation Leadership Through Learning (CLTL) program, a master’s degree in the Department of Human …

Unsettling Collaborative Conservation through a Decolonizing Lens: Engagement and Collaboration with Indigenous Peoples and Communities

This 2.5 day workshop brought together Indigenous scholars, community members and leaders, and collaborative conservation researchers and practitioners, to share experiences and lessons learned about research partnerships that simultaneously address critical conservation and community needs. The overarching goal was to …

New leadership at the Center for Collaborative Conservation

New leadership at the Center for Collaborative Conservation By John Sanderson Everybody loves it when we get along and do great things together. In the West, everyone I know cares about our land and water, as places to recreate, to …

Dr. Robin Reid recognized by Warner College

Director of the Center for Collaborative Conservation Dr. Robin Reid won the Warner College Teamsmanship Award on April 18th, 2018 at the WCNR Awards Banquet. Students, staff and faculty gathered to celebrate the accomplishments and work of the people within the …

Planning Forward after Planet Forward

By Kenzie Schmitt Have you ever been so engaged in a presentation that you were afraid to blink out of fear of missing something? Listening to the keynote speaker from the Planet Forward 2018 Summit in Washington, D.C. made me …

Adaptive Management in Bird Conservation

The Bird Conservancy of the Rockies shared two blogs about adaptive management and collaborative conservation recently. Cowboys, Collaboration, and Conservation is on the CARM (Collaborative Adaptive Rangeland Management) project. Building Resilience is from one of our stewardship biologists in Montana …

Heather Knight featured in blog

CCC Associate Director for the Practicioner Program Heather Knight was featured in a blog about the role of collaboration and partnership in conservation. Read the post here: www.landcan.org/landcan-blog/Collaboration-and-Conservation/249

A World Away- My Experience as a CCC Intern

By: Carrie Olson   My heart sank a little as I drove through Hotchkiss, Colorado for the first time. I had known that my summer internship through the Center for Collaborative Conservation and Colorado State University would take me out into …

The Impractical Practicality of Collaborative Conservation

By: Brittany Messinger It was a chilly morning, last night’s snow quietly clinging to the overhanging branches and cliffs surrounding Sylvan Dale Ranch. It wasn’t long before the lazy sing-song of canyon wrens was interrupted by a new kind of chatter: …

World Café: A CCC Workshop – December 9th, 2014 A Personal Reflection

By: Johnny Roos, NR 479 Independent Study Credit on CCC Seminar Series on Perspectives on the Poudre   New Belgium Brewing and the Center For Collaborative Conservation held a “World Café” event with Conversketch‘s doing a live mural depicting our …

CCC Intern in Tanzania

By Shelby Weiss I am an undergraduate at CSU and have had the pleasure of working as an intern for the CCC since the fall of 2011. This semester, I decided to study abroad in Tanzania with SIT on their …

Developing case study frameworks for collaborative conservation projects

By Ch’aska As our associate director Kim Skyelander mentioned in a blog last month, the CCC is interested in collecting information on collaborative projects conducted by our fellows in a systematic way in order to identify key variables, emergent patterns, …

Yippee – Valuing Traditional Ecological Knowledge

By: Jill Lackett I was so pleased to see the article on NSF’s website, “Data Collection by Indigenous People,” validating the ability of indigenous populations to be active participants in the scientific process (http://www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/mmg_disp.cfm?med_id=71673&from=mmg). A research team from Stanford found …

Colorado Conservation Exchange – Collaboration in Action

By: Robin Reid Update: Please visit the new Watershed Inventory that describes the current work and knowledge on watershed health in the Cache la Poudre watershed of northern Colorado, where you can browse a map of activities and projects related to the Poudre, …

Some neophyte reflections on learning as part of a network

By Ch’aska I’m a little nervous about being the first blog-poster on the CCLN. Why? Because I am not an expert in the field of collaborative conservation, or any field, for that matter. As it turns out, however, expertise is …