|Mo Brookwalter and Dayne Barron share stories at the RVCC All Lands Learning Exchange. Photo: RVCC|
The Rural Voices for Conservation Coalition (RVCC) recently brought together thirty innovators from Alaska, Washington, Oregon and Montana representing federal and state agencies, NGOs, collaborative groups and landowners. Their common denominator is experience and leadership in implementing projects across ownership boundaries. The mission of the meeting was to help them improve their practice by building a learning network that accelerates innovation.
The key takeaways from the meeting include:
- There's a need for technical assistance on programs, tools and funding that facilitate working across boundaries.
- Coordination, communication and flexible funding are essential for all lands projects success.
- The inherent complexity of aligning land management priorities and actions across landscapes and institutions is a real challenge. Peer learning can help create critical, but rare, time and space to find new solutions to these challenges.
Stay tuned as the RVCC builds an All Lands Learning & Innovation Network (ALL-IN) to serve these needs.
Read more about the RVCC here and this story here.