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Western Collaborative Conservation Network

healthy landscapes, vibrant communities, thriving economies

The Western Collaborative Conservation Network (WCCN) promotes and supports community-based collaborative conservation efforts that strengthen and sustain healthy landscapes, vibrant communities, and thriving economies.

Collaborating Conversations

Peer to Peer Exchange for Conservation Practitioners: Tips, Tools and Techniques During Covid-19

The Center for Collaborative Conservation and Western Collaborative Conservation Network are excited to launch Collaborating Conversations starting November 19th, 2020.

Collaborating Conversations create space during COVID-19 for conservation practitioners to:

  1. build social and professional connections,
  2. sharpen collaboration skills, and
  3. co-learn and problem solve with peers.

Each conversation will start with social interaction time, followed by a facilitated discussion guided by a theme or topical question to help members of collaboratives problem solve, share lessons, identify approaches or techniques, discuss challenges and needs, or demonstrate tools or techniques to get them through these challenging time. Themes and topics will be designed for a single conversation or may continue over several dates.

To Join Collaborating Conversations:  

Join Zoom: Meeting ID: 946 1299 9084   Passcode: CCC

Or dial +1 669 900 6833  Meeting ID: 946 1299 9084    Passcode: 570979

Join Us on November 19th, 2020: 4pm to 5pm MST

With your favorite beverage in hand, for the first Collaborating Conversation

Emerging Leaders Peer-Learning Session #1:

Identifying Goals, Needs and Opportunities for the Next Generation of Conservationists

Emerging Leaders is an ongoing effort of the Western Collaborative Conservation Network with the goal of enabling the next generation of collaborative leaders across the American West. We envision a future in which a broad and inclusive network of diverse leaders are working together with communities to steward Western landscapes.

You are invited to join us as we begin to build this network through a series of virtual peer learning sessions that will connect emerging leaders in collaborative conservation with mentors, resources, and one another.

Facilitators: Daniel Anderson & Chelsea Phillippe


The WCCN produces a quarterly e-newsletters to promote members of our network, as well as opportunities for you to engage with our network across the West. This content is member-driven, so you are welcome to share your photos and opportunities with us!

You can view the November 2020 Newsletter here.

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WCCN Email Listserv - COMING SOON

Watch for the launch of WCCN’s listserv, which will allow members to engage directly with our network!

Find a Collaborative Regional Map - COMING SOON

Ever wished you had a single map to find all the collaborative conservation groups and the organizations that support them? The Southwest Collaborative Support Network, Western Collaborative Conservation Network, Center for Collaborative Conservation, USDA-Agricultural Research Service, Southwest Decision Resources, New Mexico Forest & Watershed Restoration Institute, Mountain Studies Institute, and RiversEdge West, are collaborating to create a western regional map for you!

Watch for the survey to get on the map!

Collaboration Mastermind Learning Group - COMING SOON

We Believe
The Western Collaborative Conservation Network believes  that increased collaboration builds stronger communities and creates enduring conservation actions.

Contact: Heather Knight, Associate Director of Practice, Center for Collaborative Conservation,

Stay Tuned! New and improved WCCN website coming soon.