Connected Conservation Webinar Series
The Network partners with the National Park Service to showcase the Connected Conservation webinar series (formerly the Scaling Up webinar series). Monthly webinars highlight topics and tools aimed at furthering the practice of landscape conservation. Explore the webinars – both the archived past webinars and upcoming scheduled webinars – to hear about innovative work underway in the field across the continent.
March 25, 2020, 3 PM ET — Using State-Side LWCF Grants to Improve Outdoor Recreation Opportunities
Join Elisabeth Fondriest, Lacy Alison, and Emily Ferguson (all National Park Service) to learn about the State-Side Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), which provides matching grants to States and local governments for outdoor recreation. Over the years, State-Side LWCF has supported the purchase and protection of 3 million acres of recreation lands and over 44,000 projects to develop basic recreation facilities in every State and territory of the nation. Funding for State-Side LWCF has increased dramatically in the last 5 years, making it an even more important funding source for NPS partners.
April 23, 2020, 3 PM ET — Boulder, Colorado’s Open Space. Join Deryn Wagner and Mark Davison with the City of Boulder, Colorado, to learn what Boulder has done and is doing to conserve open space and become a more sustainable city.
May 6, 2020, 3 PM ET — Creating Bearwise Communities. Join Linda Masterson, author of Living With Bears Handbook, and Dan Gibbs, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and co-chair of BearWise, to learn how gateway communities near parks can protect people and bears by becoming BearWise.
May 20, 2020, 3 PM ET — Connecting the Appalachian Trail, Conservation Landscapes, & Communities
Join Julie Judkins, with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, and Katie Hess, with Pennsylvania’s South Mountain Partnership, to see how they are engaging with communities to support the Appalachian Trail and broader landscape conservation.
June 17, 2020, 3 PM ET — Partnering with Communities to Conserve Battlefields. Join Adam Gillenwater with the American Battlefield Trust to learn how they partner with communities to conserve historic sites and battlefields, some of which took place in town.
July 1, 2020, 3 PM ET — Planning for Successful Communities & Landscape Conservation
Join Dennis Glick and Randy Carpenter, with Future West, to learn about their Northern Rockies Successful Communities Initiative and how communities can identify, choose, and achieve their desired future.
Explore the Archive
Connected Conservation webinars are recorded; explore past webinars and check back here regularly if you are unable to attend a scheduled webinar of interest. You can also subscribe to the NLC YouTube channel to receive notifications when new recordings are uploaded.
Recorded webinars from 2019
- Conserving the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail. July 17, 2019
- Eco-Logical: An Ecosystem Approach to Developing Infrastructure Projects. June 27, 2019
- Connectivity and the North Country National Scenic Trail. June 11, 2019
- The High Divide Collaborative: Landscape-Scale Conservation through Community-Based Collaboration. May 1, 2019
- Trust for Public Land’s Landscape Conservation Efforts. April 17, 2019
- Operation Pollination: Using National Heritage Areas to Help Pollinators. April 4, 2019
- Wildlife Connectivity Near Great Smoky Mountains National Park. March 20, 2019
- Light Pollution: The Evolution of Dark-Sky Conservation. March 6, 2019
- Natural Sounds and Night Skies Division of NPS. February 14, 2019
Recorded webinars from 2018
- Connected Conservation for Bats: A Collaborative Model for the Pacific West. October 3, 2018
- Rights of Way, Roads, and Pollinators. September 20, 2018
- Protecting long distance migrations in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. August 29, 2018
- The Wild and Scenic River System. July 10, 2018
- Engaging Local Stakeholders as We Scale Up Conservation. June 25, 2018
- Conserving the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail. June 20, 2018
- Ecosystem Services Identification and Inventory. May 2, 2018
- The National Trails System: A Collaborative Landscape. April 18, 2018
- Heart of the Rockies Initiative — Invasive Species Distribution in the Crown of the Continent: What does the future hold? March 7, 2018
- Adventure Scientists: Data. You Need It. We Get It. February 7, 2018
- One Tam and the Golden Gate National Park Conservancy — Tales from a Mountain: 12 Key Lessons to Make Partnership Thrive January 24, 2018
Recorded webinars from 2017
- The Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative: A 2000 Mile Landscape November 14, 2017
- NPS Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) Program and Landscape Conservation October 18, 2017
- Landfire: Tools and Data for Large Landscape Management September 20, 2017
- The Los Angeles Wildlife Crossing Project September 11, 2017
- Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park and the Three Mountain Alliance: Approaches to Landscape Management August 23, 2017
- NatureServe: Explore Natural Communities Project August 15, 2017
- Landscope Chesapeake – Bringing Together Maps, Data, and Stories with NatureServe July 19, 2017
- Mitigation Banking in the National Park Service: The Mitigation Banking Initiative June 21, 2017
- Mapping the Indigenous Cultural Landscape May 11, 2017
- The UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Program March 15, 2017
- Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribe of the Flathead Reservation: Climate Change Strategic Plan January 18, 2017
Recorded webinars from 2016
- The National Natural Landmarks Program November 9, 2016
- Section 106 Undertakings: Historic Properties in Landscape Scale Planning September 22, 2016
- The Conservation Fund August 17, 2016
- Service First Agreements to enhance landscape conservation February 17, 2016
Recorded webinars from 2015
- Studying Birds in the Context of the Annual Cycle: The Migratory Connectivity Project December 9, 2015
- International Connectivity Conservation: Case Studies November 4, 2015
- The Nature Conservancy: Scaling Up Tools October 15, 2015
- Using Landscape Conservation Cooperatives to Build a Connected Conservation Network September 9, 2015
- Landscape Conservation: Approaches and Experiences from the National Parks Conservation Association August 12, 2015
- NPSpecies: An Overview July 15, 2015
- NPS General Authorities for working beyond Park Boundaries May 18, 2015
- Landscape Conservation: Partnering with Land Trusts April 16, 2015