Western Collaborative Conservation Network

healthy landscapes, vibrant communities, thriving economies

Convene: Build Collaboration Skills, Tools & Capacity

Collaborating Conversations

Peer to Peer Exchange for Conservation Practitioners: Tips, Tools and Techniques

Hosted by Center for Collaborative Conservation & WCCN.

Opportunity for conservation practitioners to: build social and professional connections, sharpen collaboration skills, and co-learn and problem solve with peers

Upcoming sessions:

May 20th, 2021, 4pm-5pm MDT: Facilitating Collaboratives Groups-Successes & Challenges, Laura Calandrella, author of “Our Next Evolution: Transforming Collaborative Leadership To Shape Our Planet’s Future”. Register for free: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcrf-yopzIjHtM5joikngGPjY0VJsp6HTJB

June 3rd, 2021, 4pm-5pm MDT: Connecting Collaboration, Well being & Social Science, Emily Jane Davis, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, Oregon State University, Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society, Forestry and Natural Resources Extension. Register for free: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwvceGgpj8vHt2lbPcnBd68ZXvRhObVb_Mj

Past Sessions: 

Emerging Leaders: Identifying Goals, Needs and Opportunities for the Next Generation of Conservationists (4pm-5pm MST): Session #1: Needs and Opportunities: Nov 19th, 2020, Session #2:  Career Paths: Dec 17th, 2020, Session 3#: Barriers Emerging Leaders Face: Jan 21st, 2021, Session #4: Identifying Opportunities For Moving Froward; Feb 18th, 2021

Want to propose a topic, question, or theme? Contact Heather Knight heather.knight@colostate.edu 

WCCN Virtual Trainings

Mapping for Collaboration Webinar Series

Next Virtual Workshop:

How to Build a Story Map: April 28th, 2021, 9.30am-1.30pm MDT.

View poster here

Past Sessions: Map and Geographic Information Sources & Building Maps

Note for March Sessions: A User, Publisher, or Administrator role in an ArcGIS organization is required. Get a free trial at https://learn.arcgis.com/en/become-a-member/.

Second Webinar Information Here is the link to the Story Map created for the 2nd Mapping Webinar: https://arcg.is/0mWHaW

And the link to the recording: https://nmhu.zoom.us/rec/share/jLQ8tWS3cO2busoIPGYsm-mRpYAtMXn3l5WuxNfRkj4Zqy6utw05lk0NRCPuqRjy.JvjK5-O-tZCzZcWj?startTime=1614186256000

First Webinar Session: The Story Map presentation for the 1st Mapping Webinar can be found at:https://arcg.is/1qnrbu0

All webinars will be conducted via Zoom. To register or for questions, contact Joe Zebrowski at jpzebrowski@nmhu.edu or 505-718-8168.

Facilitation Training on Group Power Dynamics

The Center for Collaborative Conservation at Colorado State University put on a two-hour facilitation training on March 24th focusing on group power dynamics. This training included practice scenarios with trained facilitators from the Center for Public Deliberation at CSU.

Materials from the workshop are to be shared soon.

Collaboration Training and Resources

Collaboration Resource Finder Tool (CRaFT)

CRaFT is a growing database of learning opportunities and resources to build collaborative capacity of community members working together to conserve their well-being and natural resources.

This tool allows you to search our database, find trainings and resources, update records, add new activities, and rate the quality of each.

Organizational Capacity Building Programs


WCCN was launched during an inaugural Confluence 2020 event held at Colorado State University, March 10th – 12th, 2020. Members of collaborative conservation groups and their support organizations gathered from across the West to CONNECT to peers, CONVENE to learn new collaboration skills and practice new tools, and CATALYZE action on issues that limit conservation success.

Find more information on Confluence 2020 HERE.

Next Confluence coming September 19-21, 2022, Paradise Valley, Montana!

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,
heather.knight@colostate.edu  www.collaborativeconservation.org/program/practice/

Stay Tuned! New and improved WCCN website coming soon.