This year’s Gathering featured 18 workshops by more than 60 faculty across six thematic tracks: advancing land justice, collaborative landscape conservation, fundraising and conservation finance, landowner and municipal outreach/engagement, partner engagement, and climate resiliency.

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Session A Workshops – 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. — Addressing land justice and equity at scale

Speakers will address the importance of equity and justice in conservation work and how their organizations are addressing these values through their initiatives and projects. What can we learn about how partnerships embrace complexity? How are conservationists collaborating with diverse stakeholders to meet multiple objectives at a landscape scale? Presenters will also share their journeys to learn more about diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice and their relevance to their work and lives.

Session B Workshops – 1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. — RCPs leading and learning from one another

Regional Conservation Partnership (RCP)-led presentations will champion RCPs’ role in reaching multiple objectives, connecting with new partners, and acquiring helpful tools to support partners. Leaders will reflect on how RCPs can embrace complexity by engaging new sectors with shared interests, joining land conservation projects at a regional scale, seeking more complicated funding, and expanding land access. RCPs will share how they’re collaborating at scale to meet diverse goals and how they address challenges, setbacks, and complexity.

Session C Workshops – 2:45 p.m. – 4 p.m. — Research, resources, and new Ideas to support your work

Topics will focus on building strategic and communication capacity to achieve goals, guiding conservation leaders in how to increase investment in under-resourced communities, and understanding what new research says about the value of wildlands and the restoration of old-growth forests.