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- ItemOpen AccessA complete harvest: the future of rice as bioenergy(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2013) Tanger, Paul, speaker and filmmaker; Unidentified speakerCommunicating science to different groups of society is a critical need. Beyond basic research which seeks knowledge, applied research attempts to address real world issues; both aspects of scientific research can be highlighted. In order to give our research a broad audience and highlight the motivation, collaboration, and potential benefit of our research, I conceived and directed a short documentary of one of my research projects. Footage was shot both at the field site in the Philippines, and on the Colorado State University campus, along with interviews of some of the key collaborators.
- ItemOpen AccessCelebrating 50 years of the Templeton Prize 2023(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2023) Templeton Gill, Heather, narrator; Unidentified speaker; Denholm, Rebecca, editor and producer; CTN Communications, London, producerCelebrating 50 years of the Templeton Prize, two dozen past prize laureates, living and deceased, are featured for their cosmic focus, whether theistic or atheistic, on the grand visions which Homo sapiens, the wise species, can attain. What do, what ought we humans most care for and about? Brief, penetrating, pointed, provocative, and pithy moments of wisdom. About halfway through Holmes Rolston is heard: "The environmental crisis is essentially - a crisis of spirit."
- ItemOpen AccessChallenges for sustainable nature-based tourism: Vilsandi National Park, Saaremaa Island, Estonia(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2012-02) Raadik-Cottrell, Jana, speaker; Cottrell, Stuart, speaker; Unidentified speakerThe first protected area in the Baltic countries, Vilsandi National Park (VNP) is located near the west coast of Saaremaa Island, Estonia. As an archipelago, the area was designated a protected area at the beginning of the 20th century, became a national park in 1993, and designated as a wetland of international importance in 1997. VNP faces many challenges including a decentralized management structure, disjointed conservation plan, and lack of a visitor management plan. The purpose of the CCC fellowship is to enhance VNP and stakeholder capacity to manage nature conservation collaboratively, enhance sustainable livelihoods among tour operators via tourism to the park and to enhance the visitor experience. Data have been gathered via an onsite survey among international visitors, two initial workshops with VNP stakeholders and a second home owner survey conducted in summer/fall 2012. The project links conservationists, tourism specialists, NGOs, INGOs (PAN Parks, WWF), local municipal governments, and universities (Kuresaare College) in a collaborative process for conservation and tourism development. This presentation will highlight key findings of the various phases of the project thus far as well as challenges posed due to ongoing institutional changes protected area agencies face in Estonia.
- ItemOpen AccessCollaboration - why it's hard, why it's frustrating, and why I still think it is the way forward: reflections on collaboration in Montana's Crown of the Continent(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2014-01-31) Parker, Melanie, speaker; Unidentified speakerIn the 1990's, collaborative efforts sprung up in small towns all across the American West. Most were born out of local citizen efforts to address seemingly intractable conflicts around natural resource management. Since that time, local collaborative groups have given way to more regional collaborative efforts, and collaboration has begun to find itself codified in law and agency best practices. Melanie will be sharing her own reflections on the current practice of collaboration and hopes to also engage in a thoughtful discussion regarding the merits of this approach to natural resource management.
- ItemOpen AccessCollaborative conservation at CSU: where are we now and where should we go?(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2014-03-25) Reid, Robin, speaker; Unidentified speakerColorado State University has tremendous strengths in collaborative governance and conservation across campus. We started the Center for Collaborative Conservation 6 years ago to build upon and magnify that strength. In the process, we created a set of programs that attempt to build the ability of students, faculty and conservation practitioners to be more successful in collaborative efforts. Please come to this short seminar and long discussion to suggest how we might go forward together to take collaborative governance and conservation at CSU to even higher levels.
- ItemOpen AccessConnecting human dimensions research to place-based collaboration through science delivery(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2012-01) Clement, Jessica, speaker; Unidentified speakerConnecting human dimensions research to on-the-ground applications is a subject for ongoing experimentation for social scientists. In this case data collected in the context of forest planning on the Bridger Teton National Forest in Wyoming was used to create science delivery mechanisms, in turn aiding the initiation of place-based, targeted collaboration efforts or helping to redirect and re-energize existing but flagging collaborative efforts. These science delivery mechanisms also helped unearth additional areas requiring human dimension exploration. These efforts also appear to be energizing agency morale through greater understanding of data collection methods and therefore the relevance of the data to their work. This understanding may help to create greater connectivity between agency staff, their constituents and the landscape they are conserving. Jessica Clement has used CCC funds and USFS funds to create these science delivery mechanisms and to explore the use of previously collected social science data to place-based collaboration and will discuss in this presentation the approach taken and the results.
- ItemOpen AccessConservation beef: options for producers(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2010) Grimmett, Hill, speaker; Unidentified speakerConservation beef or “story beef” is increasingly available in the marketplace. Beef producers who are seeking additional income streams and ways to profit from good land management and animal husbandry practices may find such a niche strategy worth considering. And several small producers locally might band together in pursuing such a marketing plan.
- ItemOpen AccessCross-cultural communication of knowledge and study results: a case for Mongolia(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2014-04-08) Ulambayar, Tungalag, speaker; Unidentified speakerTungaa's fellowship project aimed to support the outreach objectives of the Mongolian Rangelands and Resilience (MOR2) project of Colorado State University by implementing two activities. The first was to create a nation-wide radio program targeted to the learning needs of pastoral herders and the second was to contribute to increasing research capacity of Mongolian students to conduct studies using MOR2 data. Her radio program communicated preliminary research results of MOR2 regarding effects of collaborative management practices of formally organized community groups on their livelihoods, social relations as well as resource conditions contributing to their resilience to climate change. The project was implemented for a 4-month period starting from mid-June, 2012. Proposed activities took place both in Mongolia and U.S.A in collaboration with the Mongolian National Radio, individual young researchers based in Mongolia and the CSU MOR2 team members. Lessons learned from the fellowship project include that scientists should provide feedback to local communities after their survey taken in their places. In Mongolian condition summer time is not very good time to broadcast educational program on radio. Designing short-term training requires extra careful consideration of content in order to prevent incomplete understanding of the key topics.
- ItemOpen AccessDevelopment of an ecosystem services marketplace in northern Colorado(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2012-02) Flynn, Patrick, speaker; Unidentified speakerEcosystem service markets are emerging as a new tool for conservationists to use for protecting critical landscapes and natural resources. The goal of these markets is to properly value the landscapes and natural resources upon which human communities rely on for vital services such as clean water and climate regulation. In Northern Colorado, a group of concerned citizens is spearheading an effort to develop a voluntary ecosystem services marketplace, called the Colorado Conservation Exchange. The mission of the Colorado Conservation Exchange is to create a marketplace where community members support land stewards who conserve and enhance nature's ability to provide clean and abundant water, healthy food, productive soils, carbon storage, wildlife habitat, and inspiring open spaces. This talk will detail the collaborative effort undertaken by this group thus far to engage a broad group of community stakeholders and develop a vision for implementing the marketplace.
- ItemOpen AccessElemental (2016)(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2016-04-01) Unidentified speaker; Colorado State University. Department of Design and Merchandising, producerThe notion of "Elemental" represents both the great beauty and the tumultuous unpredictability of our world. The theme came from fashion forecasting research on WGSN, a global trend forecasting service. The event, presented by the Department of Design and Merchandising, highlights 22 collections created by graduating apparel design students in an unforgettable full-stage theatrical production. Forty-eight models will feature 106 exquisite garments produced during the designers' academic careers, involving everything from sketching and pattern-making to garment construction. It is a showcase of diverse collections, including children's wear, men's wear, contemporary design and bridal fashions.
- ItemOpen AccessEmpowering or alienating communities: conservation in Maasailand, East Africa(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2011-09) Goldman, Mara J., speaker; Unidentified speakerRangelands used by Maasai pastoral and agro-pastoral communities in northern Tanzania and southern Kenya also provide essential wet season forage for various wildlife species. In an effort to assure the continued availability of such pastures for wildlife, various forms of community-based conservation have been implemented throughout Maasai village lands. Costs, benefits, and community participation processes vary with the model used and the communities involved. I compare and contrast the different approaches to highlight how conservation interventions can be either empowering or alienating to the communities at hand. I suggest that participation based on respect for local knowledge and skills is key to empowering communities through conservation. I also argue that participation as well as the degree to which a project is succeeding at benefiting pastoralists is related to whether or not it is succeeding at protecting wildlife.
- ItemOpen AccessEnvironmental aesthetics in China: East West dialogue(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2015-05-01) Rolston, Holmes, 1932-, speaker; Unidentified speakerLecture by Holmes Rolston III presented in Wuhan, China, at the Environmental Aesthetics and Beautiful China International Conference, May 20-23, 2015. 1. Art and Nature: Chinese Landscape as a Work of Art? 2. Urban, Rural, Wild: Are the Chinese Three Dimensional Persons? 3. Residence in Place: Is China Like No Place Else on Earth? 4. Ugly? What on Chinese Landscapes Is Ugly? 5. Environmental Aesthetics and Ecological Aesthetics: Beautiful China, Ecosystemic China? 6. Environmental Aesthetics and Environmental Policy: Beautiful China, Saving China?
- ItemOpen AccessThe first dean: Don Dobler, Dean 1966-1986(Colorado State University. Libraries, ) Dobler, Don, speaker; Everitt, Bob, speaker; Unidentified speakerDon Dobler discusses being the first dean of the newly designated College of Business and the forming of its academic program. Includes comments from Bob Everitt.
- ItemOpen AccessThe first dean: Don Dobler, Dean 1966-1986: excerpt(Colorado State University. Libraries, ) Dobler, Don, speaker; Everitt, Bob, speaker; Unidentified speakerExcerpt from: The First Dean: Don Dobler, Dean 1966-1986 recording.
- ItemOpen AccessFood sovereignty and home gardens in northern Nicaragua(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2012-03) Boone, Karie, speaker; Unidentified speakerCentral America stands out not only for its great concentration of endemic animal and plant species, but also for its large variety of climates and ecosystems. This biodiversity has historically contributed to rich soils for agricultural production that allow local farmers to create and sustain their livelihoods. However, impacts of climate change are expected to decrease productive capacity of coffee and staple crops that farmers depend on to meet their daily caloric needs. Non-governmental organizations and participatory researchers share concerns about increasing food insecurity in local communities due to the impacts of climate change on coffee growing regions throughout Nicaragua. As a potential strategy to mitigate the projected negative impacts of climate change while affording more farmer control over their food system, home gardens are being promoted by development organizations in this region. This presentation will share preliminary findings from my research on home gardens as a potential food sovereignty strategy. I will ask if farmers are interested in achieving food sovereignty and if home gardens are an effective strategy for doing so. I give an overview of a model for international collaborative conservation, highlighting my encounter with the model's challenges and opportunities in practice.
- ItemOpen AccessHolmes Rolston Endowed Chair in Environmental Ethics: announced March-April 2014(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2014) Rolston, Holmes, 1932-, speaker; Unidentified speaker; Colorado State University, producerThe Holmes Rolston Endowed Chair in Environmental Ethics, made possible by donations from Holmes and Jane Rolston, and by Myra Monfort, is announced at four celebration events during March, April, and May, 2012. 1. Dinner at Jay's Bistro, with Dean Ann Gill, Holmes and Jane Rolston, Myra Monfort, and selected guests, March 11, 2014. 2. The President's Dinner for University Distinguished Professors, April 28, 2014. 3. Celebrate Colorado State, with Tony Frank, CSU President, April 29, 2014. 4. CLA Dean Ann Gill's Reception for Faculty and Staff Donors, May 7, 2014.
- ItemOpen AccessIndigenous landscapes: of mind, spirit and place(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2011-10) Scharf, Lee, speaker; Unidentified speakerWorldwide, Indigenous Peoples such as Native American nations, participate in collaborative processes with national, state, local agencies, and other Indigenous Peoples as they address conservation and natural resource management issues. At the same time, many Indigenous Peoples have their own traditional dispute resolution histories, current decision making and conflict resolution practices, and legal systems. This Second Cohort Fellows Project sought to understand the use of collaborative processes in conservation practice by Native American nations throughout the continental U.S., both environmentally and culturally. Issues of collaborative conservation practice were identified and it was found that Native American nations have a determined interest in designing collaborative conservation methodologies appropriate to individual tribal decision making as part of developing their own customary law. By visiting over 100 tribal lands in person (and driving over 25,000 miles) and interviewing more than 200 Native Americans about collaborative conservation issues and practice, landscapes of mind, spirit and place emerged as vibrant and connected elements in a world seen differently. Finally, strategic contributions by tribal resource managers, judges, Native American lawyers, and tribal elders to the issues of conservation, resource management, and international law were seen to be deeply defined by a sense of place, a sense which is more than the simply obvious.
- ItemOpen AccessIndigenous peoples and the collaborative stewardship of nature(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2011-10) Sherman, Kathleen Pickering, speaker; Sherman Richard T., speaker; Unidentified speakerOn the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, Lakota environmental values are embodied in historical, cultural and spiritual connections with land and wildlife. These values are often lost or disregarded in Western approaches to reservation land management. The Indigenous Stewardship Model is a starting point for integrating culturally appropriate solutions to issues of natural resource stewardship and conflict resolution. Developed collaboratively by Oglala Sioux tribal member Richard Sherman and a wide array of tribal elders, indigenous non‐profit organizations, academics and natural resource agencies, the Indigenous Stewardship Model seeks to construct a common language of mutual understanding.
- ItemOpen AccessMaking the case for environmental markets(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2010) Toombs, Ted, speaker; Unidentified speakerFor decades markets have been one of the most destructive forces encouraging the overuse and wasting of natural resources. But, markets also have the potential to help us conserve resources if we design them right. In my talk, I'll use personal examples to demonstrate the potential benefits of using markets to drive conservation as opposed to traditional conservation approaches. I'll encourage discussion and engagement from the audience.
- ItemOpen AccessMessaging morality: ethics across the cosmos(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2014) Rolston, Holmes, 1932-, speaker; Unidentified speakerRolston lecture at a SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) workshop, February 14, 2015, Mountain View, California. When we consider active SETI, or METI, transmitting messages that might be received by extraterrestrial intelligence, what might we say about human morality? We can ask what ethics, if any, is an inclusive global ethics. Consider the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Messages will more likely be understood if kept short and basic. Seek peace! Be fair! Tell the truth! Keep promises! Some, such as the Golden Rule, might be pictured. Dimensions of human ethics are Earthbound: Be sustainable! Do not commit adultery! But, like basic laws of science, deeper principles will be shared with extraterrestrials. Human ethics has been socially constructed across cultural histories, originating with prophets, seers, saviors, but, again like science which has a history, our more fundamental moral insights, if not true in all possible worlds, are true elsewhere in our universe. Taking a longer view, considering transit millennia, we should transmit truths that are both profound and permanently true.