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Webinars & Trainings

Creating Videos to Tell Your Story

Two virtual training sessions by Jesse Grace from CSU provide an introduction to shooting video and editing and video production.

Facilitating Collaborative Groups: Successes and Challenges

A collaborative conversation with Laura Calandrella, author of “Our Next Evolution: Transforming Collaborative Leadership To Shape Our Planet’s Future”

Facilitation Training on Group Power Dynamics

This two-hour facilitation training focused on group power dynamics, and included practice scenarios with trained facilitators from the Center for Public Deliberation at CSU.

Connecting Collaboration, Wellbeing & Social Science

A collaborative conversation with Dr. Emily Jane Davis from High Desert Partnership in Harney County, Oregon to support practitioners utilizing social science in collaborative processes. 

Supporting Conservation through Social Marketing

This two-hour facilitation training focused on  the foundations of social marketing and how to target behavior change to reach conservation goals.

Crafting Your Story

Learn how to create effective messaging to educate the public, funders and possible future partners about your conservation efforts with Brett Prettyman from Trout Unlimited.

Theory of Change: Defining goals and evaluating

Learn about “theory of change” as a tool to help program design and evaluation design, see CCC Fellows practice thinking through theory of change, and see how these tools can help your projects.

Grasslands: Culture, Conservation, and Resiliency

Grasslands form one of North America’s largest and most vital ecosystems, supporting crucial environmental functions like water supply, soil health, and biodiversity. Grasslands are also essential for agriculture, which has provided us with food and livelihoods for millennia. In recent decades, the tension between conserving grasslands and developing them to accommodate a growing population has only increased, exacerbated further by the impacts of climate change. What does a truly sustainable and resilient future for our continent’s grasslands look like? What will it take to achieve it? How can you help? Learn more about the series here.

Episode 1: The Science of Grasslands
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Episode 2: People & Grasslands
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Episode 3: Back From the Brink in Larimer County
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Episode 4: The Path Ahead
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a herd of bison on a tan grassland

Forests, Fires, and People: A Wildfire Conversation Series

In this webinar series done in partnership with the Institute for Science and Policy, we have wide-ranging conversations with a broad set of panelists from around the region about the decisions, impacts, and stewardship principles that guide our collective approach to forest management and fire.

Part One: Kindling & Sparks
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Part Two: The Historic Fires of 2020
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Part Three: The Human Element
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Part Four: The Future of Western Wildfires
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Part 5: The Marshall Fire Tragedy and the Changing Wildland Urban Interface
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Wolves in Colorado: Science and Stories

In this special six-part series, diverse panelists join us to explore wolf reintroduction through the lens of science, policy, and lived experiences.

Episode 1: The Science of Restoring Wolves to Colorado
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Episode 2: Media Coverage and Public Perspectives on Wolves
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Episode 3: Community Perspectives and Conflict over Wolves
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Episode 4: The Values and Costs of Wolves
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Episode 5: The Experience of Living With Wolves
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Episode 6: After the Vote
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Gray Wolf in Winter

Collaborative Conservation in a Polarized Age of Extinction

The conservation of biodiversity remains the cornerstone of conservation science and practice, but efforts to conserve imperiled species often intersect with people’s use of natural resources. In today’s era of high political polarization, a collaborative approach to conservation of land and water and the species they support holds particular promise to recover species and bring people together. In this panel discussion, our speakers will describe an collaborations focused on at-risk species, including how it came together, the species being addressed, dealing with disagreement, using science, and other key elements of success.

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