Confluence 2024 Land Acknowledgement

We respectfully acknowledge that Confluence 2024 is taking place on the land of Indigenous peoples. Today, Arizona is home to 22 federally recognized tribes as well as other Indigenous communities, and Tucson is home to the O’odham and the Yaqui. We also acknowledge that the geographic extent of the Western Collaborative Conservation Network, spanning the […]

Join our Mentorship Match at Confluence 2024!

At Confluence this April, the Emerging Leadership Working Group is playing match maker – and you’re invited to join in the fun!  The fewer people you know in a room, the more intimidating it can feel. To combat that intimidation, we will be pairing participants interested in being mentees/mentors as an opportunity to connect and […]

Ask Atti: What We Love About Collaboration

Atti, a peach-faced lovebird, pictured with a speech bubble saying, "What do you love about collaboration? -Rox"

“Dear Atti, what do you love about collaboration?” – Rox  Atti, the Peach-faced Lovebird, studiously gathered responses from other WCCN (Western Collaborative Conservation Network) partners to support Rox, and this is what he found- just in time for Valentine’s Day!  The things Atti loves about collaboration are many; it’s hard to pick just one favorite! […]

Collaboratives Behind the Scenes: River Network

Welcome to the Western Collaborative Conservation Network’s profile series “Collaboratives Behind-the-Scenes.” This series features Q&As with different conservation organizations to provide a view into what it takes to run a collaborative organization from challenges faced in building partnerships to tips for budding organizations. Whether you’re already running a collaborative and are looking to increase your […]

Ask Atti: Engaging Collaborative Governance

“Dearest Atti, how have you successfully & meaningfully engaged your board and/or stakeholders in the process of creating or updating your organization’s governance documents?” – Katie  Atti, the Peach-faced Lovebird, studiously gathered responses from other WCCN (Western Collaborative Conservation Network) partners to support Katie, and this is what he found:  A good early step is to […]

WCCN Collaborative Voices: October 2023

This quarter, we have a poem, an Ask Atti, and 9 stories from across the West about collaboration in conservation. We also invite you to join our Working Groups this month! Read Collaborative Voices here: https://mailchi.mp/72512a74d0f6/wccn-collaborative-voices-oct-2023.

Collaborative Voices June 2023

Read the inspiring stories and updates from our partners around the American West, learn more about the WCCN working groups, and engage with our Network – Read the WCCN quarterly newsletter here!

Ask Atti: How to Transform Competition into Collaboration?

“Dear Atti, what do you do when you figure out multiple organizations are working on the same thing? How can we transform competition into collaboration?” – Rosie  Atti, the Peach-faced Lovebird, studiously gathered responses from other WCCN partners to support Rosie, and this is what he found: Many people suggested that you should introduce yourself […]

WCCN All Partners Meeting Resources: Federal Funding for Collaborative Capacity

Thank you to Emery Cowan from Rural Voices for Conservation Coalition for presenting on updates and policy priorities related to federal funding for collaborative capacity! You can view a recording of her presentation here: You can find the record of our meeting’s materials here in our shared folder. Below are shared resources related to this […]

Collaboratives Behind the Scenes: New Mexico Forest & Watershed Restoration Institute & Claunch-Pinto Soil & Water Conservation District

Welcome to the Western Collaborative Conservation Network’s profile series “Collaboratives Behind-the-Scenes.” This series features Q&As with different conservation organizations to provide a view into what it takes to run a collaborative organization from challenges faced in building partnerships to tips for budding organizations. Whether you’re already running a collaborative and are looking to increase your […]