ILCN/ELCN Webinar: Peer Learning and Collaborative Leadership in Large Landscapes

Over the past two years, the International Land Conservation Network has convened the first cohort of the Large Landscape Peer Learning Initiative (LLPLI) to share insights and strategies regarding finance, governance, law and policy, and stewardship. These exchanges and in-depth strategic collaborations between large landscape conservation leaders from California, the Appalachian Trail in the eastern United States, Chile’s Mediterranean Zone and Chilean Patagonia have generated a variety of significant, strategic and replicable results. Come meet several of the key participants and learn along with them regarding the power of peer exchange and collaborative processes with this webinar that will take place at 6 May, 15:30 CET.

The webinar will be hosted by Jim Levitt, Program Director of Land and Water Conservation at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, and will be chaired by Shawn Johnson, Managing Director of the Center for Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Montana. Panelists will include: Greg Moore, CEO Emeritus and Special Advisor to the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy; Sharon Farrell, Executive Vice President of Projects, Stewardship & Science at the Golden Gate Parks Conservancy; Wendy K. Janssen, Superintendent of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail at the U.S. National Parks Service; Hernan Mladinic, former executive director of the Friends of the Parks of Patagonia; Victoria Alonso, Executive Director of Fundacion Tierra Austral; Henry Tepper, senior advisor to Fundacion Tierra Austral; and Bill Labich, Senior Conservationist at Highstead.


James N. Levitt
Program Director, Land and Water Conservation at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Jim Levitt is the Program Director for Land and Water Conservation at the Lincoln Institute, and director of the program on conservation innovation at the Harvard Forest, Harvard University, in Petersham, Massachusetts. In addition, he holds ongoing fellowships at the Harvard Kennedy School and at Highstead, a non-profit organization advancing land conservation in New England. Levitt focuses on landmark innovations in the field of land and biodiversity conservation (both present-day and historic) that are characterized by five traits: novelty and creativity in conception; strategic significance; measurable effectiveness; international transferability; and the ability to endure. Levitt has written and edited dozens of articles and four books on land and biodiversity conservation. He has lectured widely on the topic in venues ranging from Santiago, Chile, to Beijing, China, and Stockholm, Sweden.

Shawn Johnson
Managing Director, Center for Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Montana

Shawn Johnson is Managing Director of the Center for Natural Resources & Environmental Policy at the University of Montana and co-director of the Center’s graduate certificate program in Natural Resources Conflict Resolution. Shawn organizes and leads strategic planning and capacity building workshops for a wide variety of organizations focused on natural resource policy and management and has served as a facilitator and mediator on issues ranging from land use planning and forest management to conservation priority setting and regional collaboration. For the past ten years, he has helped advance a joint effort between the Center and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy on regional collaboration and large landscape conservation.


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