Our Work


At the core of what we do as a Network is our desire to actively support the broader shift we see happening towards using a large landscape approach as an essential conservation and stewardship tool. We are also deeply committed to continuing to support building this movement beyond our typical community of practice.

Our strategic roadmap for the next few years includes goals that support this paradigm shift. One focus will be to continue to demonstrate the value of stewardship at scale to meet today’s conservation challenges. We will maintain our focus on building relationships with practitioners, funders, policymakers, and other conservation stakeholders to promote landscape stewardship priorities and practices.

We will also continue to support this movement by engaging with sectors and communities outside the historical milieu of conservation practitioners, policymakers, and advocates. Recognizing the richness a broader range of perspectives brings, we can co-create an even more holistic approach and a more representative network for shared stewardship of our communities and landscapes.

Or work here is primarily focused in three key areas:

Peer Exchange

  • Creating opportunities for personal and professional connections and information exchange 

  • Providing a virtual clearinghouse of best practices, agreements, and other resources

  • Working together to identify and solve specific challenges to collaborative landscape-scale stewardship at the federal, state, and local levels

Learn more about our peer exchange and learning efforts.

Shared Problem Solving

  • Developing and improving effective regional data sharing platforms and systems

  • Exploring next steps to increase permitting efficiencies for restoration and environmental stewardship

  • Identifying potential foundation, public funding, and philanthropic support

Learn more about our approach to solving commonly shared challenges in this field, or go directly to our permitting and compliance and policy and funding pages.

Capacity Building

  • Developing collaborative leadership skills

  • Measuring the impact of landscape stewardship partnerships

  • Increasing awareness and appreciation of this work and effectively articulating its value to funders, policymakers, and other key stakeholders

Learn more about how we are helping support capacity building for landscape-scale stewardship.