New Coach Training in the Cuyamaca Mountains, California, USA

Story from Andrew Bridges (Institute for Wildlife Studies/NaturePlan) John Morrison (WWF), Arlyne Johnson (FOS), and Andrew Bridges (IWS/NaturePlan) conducted a New Coach Training on in November 2019, at beautiful Camp Stevens, located in the Cuyamaca Mountains east of San Diego near the…

Developing Habitat Management Plans in Saskatchewan 

Story from Rob Sutter (Enduring Conservation Outcomes) The Canadian Province of Saskatchewan is using the Conservation Standards to develop Habitat Management Plans for each of the four ecozones in the Province: Boreal Taiga Shield, Boreal Plain, Parkland, and Prairie. Each ecozone has…

Planning for Freshwater Protection in the Southeastern United States

Story by Sara Gottlieb, Director of Freshwater Science and Strategy, The Nature Conservancy and CCNet North America Franchise Co-Leader   Protecting land and water is one of The Nature Conservancy’s priorities in North America. The goal is to sustain North America’s biodiversity by conserving a network of resilient sites and connecting corridors that allow species to…

NaturePlan Open Standards Workshops

Story from Andrew Bridges, Nature Plan  This past March, NaturePlan’s Quinn Shurtliff and Andrew Bridges led a one-day introductory Open Standards short course at the National Military Fish and Wildlife Association Meeting in Denver, Colorado. The workshop’s 38 participants included biologists, contractors, and resource managers from around the world. Breaking into four…

Embracing Social Science in Conservation Planning

Story shared by Leander Lacy, Lacy Consulting Services, LLC, and Lesley Bertolotti, The Nature Conservancy Florida  The Nature Conservancy Florida is demonstrating how nature-based solutions are essential components of watershed management. One area of focus is the Peace Creek Watershed in Polk County, one of the…

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…