Upcoming Event: The Salazar Center’s third annual International Symposium on Conservation Impact
Our friends at the Salazar Center for North American Conservation are gearing up to host their third annual International Symposium on Conservation Impact. The two-day virtual symposium is scheduled for September 28 & 29, and will convene leaders from the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Indigenous territories to explore the state of progress toward national and international large landscape conservation goals.The Symposium is structured around a variety of keynote presentations, panels and networking events will focus on transboundary partnerships, the role of Indigenous nations, and best practices to achieve large landscape goals in the face of climate change in North America. Together, we will look at science and data, policies, and case studies to better understand the benefits that transboundary work can deliver for biodiversity, climate, and human resilience.
Keynotes will be offered by U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, and White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Brenda Mallory, who will collectively lay out a vision for conserving 30% of America’s lands and waters by 2030. Former Vice President Al Gore will offer remarks as well. These individuals will be joined by researchers, practitioners and political leaders from Canada, Mexico, and Indigenous territories, who will explore the state of progress toward similar large landscape conservation goals at the continental scale, and highlight lessons learned from other national-level efforts, such as Canada’s Pathway to Target One.
Learn more about the event and register at salazarcenter.colostate.edu/events/2021-symposium