The National Park Service’s Connected Conservation Webinar Series is focused on gateway communities and their unique opportunity to support conservation, drive economic development and build thriving communities. Plan on joining any one or all of the following informative webinars which are open to the public.
February 19, 2020, 3 PM ET — Balancing Nature & Commerce in Gateway Communities. Join Katie Allen and Kendra Briechle with The Conservation Fund to learn how gateway communities near parks can have vibrant economies while also conserving natural, cultural, and recreation assets.
March 10, 2020, 3 PM ET — NPS Partnership Tools to Enhance Gateway Communities. Join Bob Ratcliffe and Donnie Leadbetter with the National Park Service to learn about the numerous partnership tools available to enhance gateway communities; improve connectivity with parks; and encourage sustainable tourism.
April 23, 2020, 3 PM ET — Boulder, Colorado’s Open Space. Join Deryn Wagner and Mark Davison with the City of Boulder, Colorado, to learn what Boulder has done and is doing to conserve open space and become a more sustainable city.
May 6, 2020, 3 PM ET — Creating Bearwise Communities. Join Linda Masterson, author of Living With Bears Handbook, and Dan Gibbs, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and co-chair of BearWise, to learn how gateway communities near parks can protect people and bears by becoming BearWise.
June 17, 2020, 3 PM ET — Partnering with Communities to Conserve Battlefields. Join Adam Gillenwater with the American Battlefield Trust to learn how they partner with communities to conserve historic sites and battlefields, some of which took place in town.