Monday, November 29, 2010

Stewardship Forum – Resounding Success!

Over 150 participants, representing land management agency staff, non-profit professionals and stewardship volunteers gathered at the American Mountaineering Center to brainstorm the launch of a coordinated stewardship movement in Colorado. Representatives from national foundations and federal agencies affirmed that this type of forum was the first of its kind in the country.  A remarkable slate of panelists discussed potential goals for a new coalition, drawing on both conservation trends and successes from their own experiences. Breakout sessions gave all participants a chance to weigh in on the challenges and opportunities within the arenas of collaboration, capacity building, funding, public policy, and citizen engagement. The Colorado Mountain Club and steering committee partners were honored to host Senator Mark Udall, who weighed in on taking the stewardship movement in our state to the next level. Many thanks to all who organized, volunteered, and participated. Stay tuned for the follow-up report and our next meeting on January 19, 2011.

Director of Conservation, Bryan Martin

One of several panel discussions

Many ways to get involved

Wynne Whyman, CMC Board President

Senator Mark Udall rounding out the forum

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