While only four RCPs existed in the 1990s, today 44 work across 55 percent of the region’s natural landscape. Until recently, many RCPs did not know that other collaboratives were doing similar work, exploring ways to move forward through a number of key steps toward achieving meaningful conservation.
Today the RCP Network and its suite of associated services help RCPs connect to one another and to the expertise they need to move forward.
The annual RCP Network Gathering is a day-long conference where people working on collaborative conservation across the region can benefit from the insights of their peers and from technical training workshops and expert panels. It is a place to connect with colleagues to share successes and challenges and learn new skills. This event helps RCPs individually and collectively continue to grow in strength and numbers, increasing the pace and scale of conservation in their communities and across the New England/New York region as a whole.