Virtual Policy Forum

On Friday, July 31st, 2020, the Network for Landscape Conservation hosted a Virtual Policy Forum on the Future of Landscape Conservation.

Note: due to problems with the original recording, the introductory remarks prior to the start of the panel discussion have been re-recorded.


The Forum brought together leading policy experts to discuss the state of collaborative landscape conservation in the United States, and strategies for advancing landscape conservation funding and policy at this critical time. Moderated by Sacha Spector of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the  Forum featured the following panelists:
  • Sally Jewell, former U.S. Secretary of the Interior
  • Collin O’Mara, President and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation
  • Mamie Parker, former Assistant Director for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and current Board chair of the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
  • Lynn Scarlett, Chief External Affairs Officer at The Nature Conservancy and former Deputy Secretary and Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Tony Wasley, Director of the Nevada Department of Wildlife and chair of the Executive Committee of the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies.
Terry Tatsey, a member and former Council member of the Blackfeet Nation, provided a welcome to the Forum and  was  able to stay on and join the discussion as well.