135 - Conservation Partnerships for Parks & Recreation

Tuesday, September 26
2:35 PM–3:50 PM

Location: Room RO9

Days: Tuesday, 26 September
Track: Conservation
NRPA Three Pillars: Conservation
Session Type: Education Session

A core mission of public park agencies is to acquire land for parks or conservation areas and to protect local natural resources. The conservation mission has become increasingly important as it promotes individual, social and environmental health within our communities. This session will describe how the greatest conservation successes occur in collaboration with nonprofit partners. We will review two case study and best practice examples.

CEU Credits: 0.1

Learning Outcomes:
Participants will be able to identify strategies to promote collaboration with non-profit, community service organizations for conservation outcomes with proven economic benefits for the community.
Upon completion of the session, participants will be able to identify the strategies and steps needed to acquire, protect, program and manage public lands for conservation purposes.
Participants will be able to discuss how conservation non-profit organizations such as The Trust for Public Land collaborate with community park agencies to achieve success.