Community-Based Collaborative Conservation Workshop

Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado,
February 28th through March 2nd, 2018

Collage of people working in outdoor settings

The CCC will be hosting a Community-Based Collaborative Conservation Workshop at CSU on February 28th through March 2nd, 2018. This workshop emerged from a growing recognition that community-based collaborative conservation (CBCC) is an effective approach to solving some of the most complex natural resource issues in the Rocky Mountain region. The workshop will build on a needs assessment conducted by the CCC in 2016/2017. The needs assessment identified the most needed collaborative skills and tools, methods, audiences, and challenges for building capacity among CBCC practitioners.

The objectives of the workshop are to:

  1. Understand existing resources
  2. Identify barriers to participation
  3. Identify new resources and opportunities
  4. Develop and prioritize strategies to address these
  5. Seek agreement on the most effective and efficient way to connect CBCC practitioners
  6. Unify these understandings into an action plan

Over sixty practitioners are being invited to come together and build the collaborative capacity of practitioners across the Rocky Mountains.

Invitees were selected based on on their:

  1. Understanding of and experience in CBCC efforts
  2. Knowledge of existing opportunities and resources
  3. Commitment to develop and promote the goals and opportunities
  4. Diversity of representation (geographic, cultural, institutional, natural resource issues, etc.)

The workshop will be highly interactive, participants will work in small teams supported by trained breakout group facilitators, and supported by lead facilitators Matt McKinney and Shawn Johnson from the University of Montana’s Center for Natural Resources & Environmental Policy.

For more information, please contact Heather Knight.