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Building a Large Landscape Conservation Community of Practice

Shawn Johnson

February 2017, English

Over the past seven years—starting with the first policy dialogue at the Lincoln House in 2009—a joint program between the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and the Center for Natural Resources & Environmental Policy at the University of Montana has played a leading role in exploring and advancing large landscape conservation as an important framework for addressing some of the most critical land and water issues facing people and nature. This working paper summarizes key elements of this work, including: (1) insights gained through policy discussions, surveys, and publications, (2) creation of a network of large landscape conservation practitioners to build and share knowledge on large landscape conservation (currently transitioning in name from the “Practitioners’ Network for Large Landscape Conservation” to the “Network for Landscape Conservation”); and (3) efforts to collect and share information and tools developed by partners and others in support of large landscape conservation.


Environmental Management, Environmental Planning, Land Use, Land Use Planning, Natural Resources, Open Space, Public Policy, Smart Growth, Stakeholders, Sustainable Development