The recently released report Expanding Horizons summarizes key findings from the National Workshop on Large Landscape Conservation (NWLLC). The document and suggests next steps to move landscape scale conservation forward. The report emphasizes the need for greater human and organizational connectivity through networking and partnership.
Several members of the Chesapeake Conservation Partnership joined over 650 conservation professionals from across the United States for the two-day event. The NWLLC was held on October 23-24 at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC and was locally hosted by the Chesapeake Conservancy. Featured keynote speeches from notable conservation leaders included U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, Mike Boots of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, and Collin O’Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation.
“Ecological complexity of large landscapes is matched by cultural richness and by social expectations of land uses from a variety of sectors, including energy, transportation, infrastructure. Landscapes are defined both by technical and social perspectives. Partnerships are therefore imperative, and necessary at a scale and diversity rarely seen before.”
-Excerpt from Expanding Horizons (pg. 9)