2016 Webinar Series – Large Landscape Conservation
Collaborations in Large Landscape Initiatives Across North America and the Formation of the Practitioner’s Network
Webinar Presenter: Shawn Johnson, Practitioners’ Network for Large Landscape Conservation
Shawn Johnson is Managing Director of the Center for Natural Resources and Environmental Policy at the University of Montana and an instructor for the Center’s graduate certificate program in Natural Resources Conflict Resolution. Shawn organizes and leads strategic planning and capacity building workshops for a wide variety of organizations focused on natural resource policy and management, and has served as a facilitator and mediator on issues ranging from land use planning and forest management to conservation priority setting and regional collaboration. In May 2011, Shawn helped organize and convene a group of large landscape conservation practitioners that led to a new network of practitioners throughout North America who are working to improve community and conservation outcomes at the large landscape scale — the Practitioners’ Network for Large Landscape Conservation.
In this presentation, Shawn will introduce the collaborative efforts in large landscape conservation initiatives throughout North America. He will share research and associated discussions which led to the creation and formation of the Practitioners’ Network for Large Landscape Conservation. Shawn will share work and accomplishments of the Practitioners’ Network as well as its role in the future of large landscape conservation.