Building governance networks for turbulent times — Preliminary results from a study on Landscape Conservation Cooperatives
Time: 11am -12:30pm MDT / 10-11:30am PDT
Host: US Fish and Wildlife Service National Conservation Training Center
Presenter: Teresa Woods, University of Minnesota, Retired US Fish and Wildlife Service
Description: The effects on wildlife of global climate change and other large-scale stressors occur across a variety of geopolitical scales, giving rise to unprecedented need for coordinated and efficient multi-jurisdictional governance and public-private partnerships. Uncertainties about the future and complexities of social-ecological systems require capacities for innovation, adaptation, and learning as part of governance systems. What do adaptive governance networks look like and how should they function for effective conservation of wildlife resources? Presented will be the preliminary findings from her research into how groups form networks to address large-scale and complex conservation problems, using DOI Landscape Conservation Cooperatives as a case study.