Upcoming Landscape Conservation in Action Webinar
We are excited to host the next conversation in our ongoing Landscape Conservation in Action webinar series Wednesday, August 11th, at 2 pm ET. How can landscape conservation collaboratives efficiently prioritize across boundaries and systematically track projects across a range of partners? The San Juan-Chama Watershed Partnership coordinators will share how they answer these questions through their focal area framework. This framework has been celebrated and adopted by additional collaboratives across the State. They will share how they rolled this framework out across their partnership to achieve successful landscape-level restoration and stewardship across their landscape.
Webinar Title: Focusing for Success: How the San Juan-Chama Watershed Partnership has used a focal area framework to prioritize and track restoration and stewardship projects at the landscape scale
Description: Successful landscape-level restoration and stewardship require a process for strategically targeting treatments to the highest-impact portions of the landscape. This challenge is particularly acute at the landscape level because landscapes almost always span jurisdictional boundaries and contain numerous partners implementing restoration and stewardship efforts. How can you efficiently prioritize across boundaries, and how can you systematically track projects across a range of partners?
In the Rio Chama Watershed along the Continental Divide in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico, the San Juan-Chama Watershed Partnership set out to limit random acts of restoration and further align partner efforts by designing a process for identifying focal areas within their landscape and cataloging projects within those focal areas. Developed in alignment with the New Mexico State Forest Action Plan, the simple, intuitive framework identifies and tracks progress in focal areas. This framework has been celebrated at the State level and adopted by additional collaboratives across the State. During this webinar, the San Juan-Chama Watershed Partnership coordinators will explain their focal area framework and highlight how they’ve rolled it out with their partnership. They will discuss how their work has rippled beyond their landscape to inform how other partnerships prioritize and track progress on restoration at the landscape scale.
Page Buono –Coordinator, San Juan Chama Watershed Partnership
Mary Stuever – Chama District Forester, New Mexico State Forestry Division
Caleb Stotts – Executive Director, Chama Peak Land Alliance