In late 2016, six collaboratives spanning 750 miles across the state came together to form the California Landscape Stewardship Network. They included representatives from federal, state, and local agencies, nonprofits, academic institutions, and private land managers. While some had been working together decades, others were just emerging.
Although these six groups were the catalysts for its formation, today the Network engages with a wide range of agencies, organizations, community groups, and individuals. Working this way means that the Network's impact is not limited to just our own scope, scale, or home geographies. Rather, we can help advance and amplify this work everywhere.
While we all come from different places, we all share a deep commitment to the growing landscape-scale stewardship movement. We believe that working together is how we must care for the places we love, enjoy, and depend upon, and how we continue to renew and sustain these places for current and future generations. We believe that our approach to conservation must evolve. That we can no longer afford to work in isolation. And that we must leverage the tremendous power of partnerships to do so.
Currently, the Network is guided by its Steering Committee, and specific topics are further explored and developed by Working Groups. The scope and scale of this emerging “network of networks” may continue to change as the landscape-scale stewardship movement evolves. Our vision and values and our 2021 - 2023 Strategic Roadmap will also help guide us into the future.
Learn more about how you can get involved in what the Network is doing now.