The 2012 RCP Network Gathering

Skill Building and New Resources for Collaborative Large Landscape Conservation Practitioners

On Tuesday, November 13, 2012 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 100 people gathered at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord, New Hampshire to network, learn about new opportunities, and receive in-depth training in key skill areas.  

The theme of the 2012 Regional Conservation Partnership Gathering was Training Each Other for Conservation Success!

Check here for program materials, trainings, and panel discussions.

Welcome and Opening Remarks


Emily M. Bateson is the Conservation Director of Highstead and the Coordinator of the New England forest conservation initiative, Wildlands and Woodlands. Emily co-founded and served as the first Executive Director of the landscape-scale Northern Appalachian initiative, Two Countries, One Forest (2C1Forest), and has held leadership positions at the Conservation Law Foundation, Hubbard Brook Research Foundation, Sweet Water Trust, and Environment Northeast.

Bill Labich is the Regional Conservationist with Highstead and is the Coordinator of the Regional Conservation Partnership (RCP) Network. Bill has been working with RCPs since 1998, more intensively since joining Highstead in 2007. He has worked as a professional forester, land use planner, and regional land conservationist. Bill has co-authored papers on cross-boundary cooperation among landowners, the Wildlands and Woodlands Vision, and RCPs in New England.

For more information on the RCP Network Gathering, contact Bill Labich at