Avoiding Random Acts of Conservation

Setting Priorities for People and Landscapes

Aired on: Wednesday, June 18, 2014


Whether the goal is protecting land for wildlife habitat, working lands, recreation areas, or watersheds, how can you evaluate which land is most important to conserve, protect or restore? How are demographic changes, market forces, and a changing climate, among other drivers, pushing us to do more than commit “random acts of conservation”? Learn about a variety of techniques and tools that are effectively being used to move beyond business as usual to set priorities for land and water conservation while attending to community (and regional) planning needs.


Susan Culp, Sonoran Institute

Ole Amundsen, The Conservation Fund

Kelley Hart, The Trust for Public Land


Strategic Conservation Planning by Ole Almundsen

Conservation in a Broader Context: Land Trusts and Land Use Planning by Ole Amundsen and Susan Culp

Sonoran Institute: Morongo Basin Conservation Priorities Report