Connected Conservation Webinar Series

Bryan Faehner
Primary contact: Bryan Faehner
Where: Online
May 19, 2021June 2, 2021June 16, 2021
All Dates
  • May 19, 2021
  • June 2, 2021
  • June 16, 2021
  • July 7, 2021
  • July 22, 2021


The Connected Conservation webinar series focuses on tools and strategies the National Park Service can use to conserve park system resources at the landscape and seascape level. Learn more about innovative work underway across the continent to bring people together to collaborate on conserving our important landscapes and the myriad ecological, cultural, and economic benefits they provide.

Upcoming Webinars

Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) Miniseries

The NPS Connected Conservation (C2) Community of Practice is excited to continue our new “mini-series” of webinars on the implementation of the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA)! We have seven exciting webinars planned that will focus on how this historic law will improve natural, cultural, and recreation resources in parks and across the country.

Wednesday, May 19 at 3:00 ET/1:00 MT—Using LWCF’s Forest Legacy Program to Improve Landscape Conservation
Claire Harper, Forest Legacy and Community Forest Program Manager, US Forest Service
Sam Hodder, President and CEO, Save the Redwoods League
Dennis Shaffer, Director of Landscape Conservation, Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Jay Leutze, Board President, Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy
Kelly Reed, Senior Vice President of Government Relations, The Conservation Fund
Myke Bybee, Legislative Director, The Trust for Public Land
Leslie Kane Szynal, Director, Outdoors America and Chair of the LWCF Coalition

With passage of the GAOA in 2020, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) will finally be fully and permanently funded at $900M annually, after six decades of receiving (on average) less than half that amount. This is an unprecedented opportunity for communities in all states to improve access to outdoor recreation close to home, work to conserve our national parks and public lands to meet the climate and nature crisis, preserve our unique and diverse historic and cultural resources, open-up access to nature for all and expand collaborative, locally driven efforts to create connectivity across landscapes. Join LWCF Coalition leaders, federal agency staff, and other partners to learn about the promise and practicalities of pursuing LWCF projects within the NPS lands program and beyond to other agencies and grants under the LWCF umbrella, in the post-GAOA context.

Wednesday, June 2 at 3:00/1:00 MT—Using Green Infrastructure to Improve Parks

Wednesday, June 16 at 3:00/1:00 MT—Improving Roads for Wildlife and People

Wednesday, July 7 at 3:00/1:00 MT—Mitigating Wildlife Impacts from Noise and Light Pollution

Thursday, July 22 at 3:00/1:00 MT— NPS Planning Tools for Green Infrastructure

This series is a partnership between the NPS and the Network for Landscape Conservation.

Estimated Completion Time

1 Hour/s


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NPS and other Department of the Interior employees can find additional resources in the C2 Toolkit.

Did you miss a webinar you were interested in? You can view recordings of past webinars on the Connected Conservation YouTube channel or use this list of past webinars by topic (scroll down to the bottom of the page).

Videos are generally 40 minutes – 1 hour long.

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