George Wright Conference Reflections – Trending for Large Landscapes

In April, the George Wright Society held its biennial conference, a gathering of managers, scientists and professionals focused on protected areas. Brenda Barrett, a member of the NLC leadership team, was on hand at the Connections Across People, Place and Time conference, and was struck by the many ways in which the landscape conservation concept and approach is emerging as essential within protected areas conversation. In this month’s “Perspectives” piece, Brenda shares brief reflections from a landscape conservation perspective on themes that she heard bubbling up during the three-day conference, including the indivisible connection between nature and culture, the importance of the urban interface, and the recognition of indigenous peoples’ connection to landscape.


Read the reflection piece