Membership

Meet Our Members

The six founding members (light green areas on the map) span a range of 750 miles from northern to southern California. They include federal, state, and local agencies, non-profits, and in some cases academic institutions and private land managers. While some have been working together decades, others are just emerging.

Current Network members are committed to advancing the practice of landscape-scale stewardship with other networks across the state (dark green areas on the map). This means that our impact is not limited to the scope, scale, or home geographies of our members. Rather, we are a vehicle to advance and amplify this movement everywhere.

While their compositions, missions, and geographies vary, the founding partners all believe that cross-boundary, landscape-scale stewardship is how we care for the places we love, enjoy, and depend upon, and how we continue to renew and sustain these places for current and future generations.

The purpose of this emerging “network of networks” may evolve with time as members’ needs change and the practice of collaborative landscape stewardship advances. However, with this common mission in mind, the Network can thoughtfully and intentionally expand to include other partnerships across the state that share these goals.

While their compositions, missions, and geographies vary, what these partnerships all have in common is a recognition that cross-jurisdictional, landscape-scale stewardship is how we care for the places we love, enjoy, and depend upon, and how we continue to renew and sustain these places for current and future generations.

With this common mission in mind, the Network can thoughtfully and intentionally expand to include other partnerships across the state that share these goals. A recently developed charter and vision will help guide future growth.

How to Become a Member

A participating member in the Network must be committed to doing the following within the State of California:

  • Land stewardship (resource management/acquisition)
  • Working in a defined geographical region
  • Cross-sector landscape-scale partnership (e.g., supports multi-jurisdictional land managers and aligned partners, private landowners and neighbors, etc.)
  • Ongoing, long-term work either envisioned or underway
  • Sharing resources to accelerate (or initiate) progress
  • Using an adaptive and scalable approach to their work

Members must also be able to identify up to three representatives that can actively participate in the Network, including one (rotating) member of the Core Team. Representatives should  be able to share a range of expertise to help support our core purposes of information sharing and networking among participants.

We are currently managing our growth to maintain Network sustainability and cohesion in these early days of our work together. If you are interested in learning more about joining the Network, please contact us at [email protected].