EESI – Building a Durable National Framework for Large Landscape Conservation
The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) invites you to a briefing series on federal programs that currently deliver a host of climate, environmental, economic, and social benefits nationwide. Experts and practitioners will discuss how these programs are working on-the-ground to deliver value to constituents across geographies, in both urban and rural settings. The series covers federal programs in climate financing, energy efficiency, climate adaptation, and conservation at landscape scales.
The final briefing in the series will focus on landscape conservation. Ecosystems often span county, state, tribal, and national borders. Wide swaths of area must be managed across jurisdictions and in collaboration with stakeholders on the ground to maximize social and environmental benefits, including ecosystem services such as water filtration and carbon sequestration. Furthermore, networks of intact and connected core habitats, working lands, and open space facilitate the migration of species, which is especially important for allowing animals to adapt to climate and land use changes, as well as for reducing human-wildlife conflict and wildlife-vehicle collisions.
Panelists will dive into the benefits of coordinating conservation efforts at the scale of large landscapes and showcase opportunities to advance an inclusive and durable national framework for landscape conservation.
- Dr. Deborah RocqueAssistant Director for Science Applications, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
- Dr. Julie ThorstensonExecutive Director, Native American Fish and Wildlife Society
- Dr. Sacha SpectorProgram Director for the Environment, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
- Anna WearnDirector of Government Affairs, Center for Large Landscape Conservation