Our Work

Overview

At the core of what we do as a Network is our desire to actively support the broader shift we see happening towards a holistic or large-landscape approach as an essential conservation and stewardship tool. We are also deeply committed to building this movement beyond our typical community of practice so that it is inclusive and culturally relevant, and therefore stronger and more enduring.

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 support this movement by learning from and engaging with sectors and communities that practitioners, policymakers, and advocates have historically marginalized, or considered apart from, land conservation. Recognizing that we need all land stewards to bring about the change we seek, and understanding the richness a broader range of perspectives brings, we seek to co-create a more holistic approach and a more representative network to share in 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 

  • Listening to the leadership and amplifying the voices of under-resourced and communities of color to strengthen the stewardship movement

  • 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 culturally relevant collaborative leadership skills

  • Working to share resources and power with BIPOC communities working in stewardship

  • 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.