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National Workshop on Large Landscape Conservation, Oct. 23-24, Washington, D.C.

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Registration open for National Workshop on Large Landscape Conservation, Oct. 23-24


The American Ornithologists' Union is among a diverse group of organizations across North American planning the inaugural conference on large landscape conservation to be held in Washington DC on Oct. 23-24.  Conservation Practitioners and policy makers will meet to consider innovative, landscape-scale initiatives that can provide measurable solutions to some of the most important land and water challenges. Registration is now open for the National Workshop on Large Landscape Conservation which is open to the public and will attract thought-leaders from the public, private, nonprofit, and academic sectors.


Sally Jewell, the United States Secretary of the Interior, will present a keynote address at the workshop’s mid-day plenary on Thursday, October 23, 2014.


Organizers expect that most workshop participants are people engaged in conservation initiatives that provide practical solutions for addressing large landscape conservation challenges. These challenges include wildlife habitat degradation, threats to water quality and quantity, losses of working farms and forests, and limited public access to urban, rural, and wild open spaces. The NWLLC attendees will share practical, results-oriented tactics and strategies that provide solutions to landscape scale challenges, utilizing the latest information, science, financing mechanisms, and organizational tools.


“Anyone working on large landscape conservation issues should attend this workshop,” said Joel Dunn, executive director of the Chesapeake Conservancy, the local host of the national workshop and one of twenty partner organizations putting the workshop together. “Participants will help advance our understanding of how the large landscape conservation approach is a new model for creating innovative collaborations and making a greater impact in hundreds of projects and partnerships across the country.”


Outcomes and actionable items from the NWLLC will be shared after the conference through forums and lectures around the country and through content-rich publications that are expected to advance large landscape conservation networks and initiatives across the nation.


The current cost to register is $250 ($175 for students). After September 22 the registration fee will increase to $325 ($225 for students).


Follow #NWLLC2014 for the latest workshop news and updates. For more information about the NWLLC, or to register, visit www.NWLLC2014.org, or www.largelandscapenetwork.org/2014-national-workshop.

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