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WCCN convenes conservation practitioners and support organizations to sharpen collaborative skills, identify barriers or community needs, and develop and share tools.

Together, we build collaborative capacity for community-based conservation efforts.

Upcoming Learning Opportunities

Our WCCN Working Groups have regularly-scheduled meetings throughout the year. Please check our events calendar to see what’s coming up soon and how to get involved.

Confluence – 2022

Each year we gather in-person as a network to embody the WCCN’s core principles – connect, convene, and catalyze. If you were not able to join us Paradise Valley, Montana Fall of 2022, we hope to see you at the next Confluence in March 2024! 

Click here to learn more about Confluence.

Past Trainings:

You can view our Webinars & Trainings page to find great resources from our past events to include trainings and webinars on storytelling, facilitating collaboration, and video production.

Trainings include:

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”

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.

You can find these and more on our Webinars & Trainings page .

You can also find all our recorded sessions on our YouTube Channel.

CRaFT - Resource and Learning Opportunity Database

We have compiled – CRaFT, a wide-ranging database of resources and learning opportunities offered by many different organizations to help you build your collaborative conservation capacity.

You can find resources here to include directories, case studies, handbooks and more. Learning opportunities include graduate programs, professional / certificate programs, internships, and more.