Healthy Country Planning Training in Manitoba, Canada

Story from Amanda Karst, Cary Hamel, Emily Gonzales, Heather Barna, Mary Huffman, and Stuart Cowell  What is Healthy Country Planning? How is it different to Open Standards or Conservation Action Planning? Isn’t it just participatory planning? And where the heck is Winnipeg? These were some of the pressing questions participants at the recent Healthy Country Planning…

Proactive Development Planning for Indigenous Communities

Story from Frank Weisenberger, Frank Weisenberger Consulting, and David Hinchley, The Nature Conservancy Environmental impact assessments typically focus on the impact of developments on environmental values, specifically biodiversity. Often, they do not adequately consider social and cultural impacts. A recent…

Healthy Country Planning Training – April 2018, Australia

Registrations are open for a 3-day intensive Healthy Country Planning Training course in conjunction with the Conservation Coaches Network Rally 2018 in Katoomba / NSW, Australia. We use in the course the well proven interactive adult learning approach developed by…

Protecting Mountain Caribou in Sub-arctic Canada

An exciting initiative to develop a Healthy Country Plan to protect threatened caribou in the MacKenzie Mountains—a biodiverse region on the border of the Northwest Territories and Yukon provinces in sub-arctic Canada—gained momentum this past summer. Over 40 community representatives…