The 2016 RCP Network Gathering was held Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nashua, NH.
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At this year’s RCP Network Gathering, Using the Power of Teamwork to Advance Regional (Big, Innovative, Connected) Conservation was the cornerstone of conversation. Many of our workshops engaged diverse audiences in considering new ideas and potential initiatives. Ideas that had merit and teams willing to pursue them will likely lead to new funding, partnerships, and conservation in 2018 and beyond.
This event brought together over 200 conservation professionals and included 15 workshops in five tracks: Organizing your RCP for Success, Conservation Finance, Advancing RCP Network Priorities, Teaming Up with Other Sectors, and Sub-regional and New Thematic Opportunities to Accelerate Conservation. Attendees consisted of members and supporters of 44 ongoing RCPs, representatives of federal, state, and local government agencies, non-governmental conservation organizations, academic institutions, water supply managers, businesses, foundations, agricultural producers, and foresters.
This year’s keynote speaker was Jason Weller
, Chief of the Natural Resources Conservation Service. As Chief, Jason oversees programs that help protect the environment, preserve our natural resources and improve agricultural sustainability through voluntary, private-lands conservation. He leads a staff of more than 10,000 employees across the country and manages a budget of about $4 billion.
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