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National Workshop

Conservation innovation is woven through our nation’s heritage. It is today and will be for decades and centuries to come an essential element of our future. Large landscape collaborative conservation is a fresh approach to the conservation challenges of the 21st century, linking public, private, non-profit and academic resources in novel, strategic, and enduring ways.

Conservation practitioners and policy makers from across North America met at the National Workshop on Large Landscape Conservation on October 23-24, 2014, in Washington, DC, to share ideas on the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in implementing large landscape conservation, as well as to explore the most effective tools, strategies, and science available to inform large landscape initiatives.

The ideas and energy from the National Workshop are captured in Expanding Horizons: Highlights from the National Workshop on Large Landscape Conservation.


Chesapeake_ConservancyOur Host: The Chesapeake Conservancy served as the local host of the National Workshop on Large Landscape Conservation.  The Chesapeake Bay watershed contains our nation’s largest estuary.  Over the past seven years, the Chesapeake Conservancy and its partners have launched a major effort to work at a landscape scale to protect the great rivers and special places of the Chesapeake.  Learn more about our their work at: http://chesapeakeconservancy.org/Large-Landscape-Conservation.