Scaling Up: New Strategies for Landscape-scale Conservation

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Friday, October 7, 2016
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts

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Join your colleagues for a daylong symposium featuring regional, national, and international thought leaders who will present and discuss the conceptual framework and the partnership implementation strategies currently being employed to conserve large lived-in landscapes such as the Essex National Heritage Area (Essex County).

In response to the impacts of globalization, climate change, and environmental degradation, conservationists, resource stewards, and public officials are embracing a much larger, whole ecosystem approach to conserving land and its attendant historic and cultural attributes. This emerging approach requires building complex networks of partnerships and overlapping jurisdictions which work in concert to conserve the natural, historical, and cultural resources of the regional landscape. The symposium will provide attendees with an overview of current international and national landscape-scale initiatives as well as an understanding of implementation partnership strategies being utilized by regional on-the-ground practitioners.  

Organized by Essex Heritage and hosted by the PEM/Peabody Essex Museum, the symposium is designed for natural, historical, and cultural resource professionals such as municipal officials, regional and local planners, state agency staff, nonprofit resource stewards, and college faculty. Registration includes all sessions, morning coffee, a box lunch, and a closing reception.

Registration $75, Student Rate $50