The Center for Collaborative Conservation (CCC) helps create innovative and lasting conservation solutions for people and nature through collaboration. The CCC believes that a collaborative approach can better address contentious conservation issues by representing the diverse voices, diverse needs, and diverse challenges involved in conservation and livelihood decisions. These digital collections include Seminar and Discussions Series from 2010 to 2015, and the May 2011 Ecosystem Services Workshop.

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  • Community collaboration: sharing responsibility, not power 

    Author(s):Merriman, Tim
    Date Issued:2012-09-11
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats
    Expecting people to share power and collaborate is often unrealistic in community and agency settings. The HEART approach to collaborative planning brings groups into collaboration to share responsibilities and a planning ...
  • Trail network in Chiapas: linking people, ecosystems and ideas 

    Author(s):Boné, Eduardo
    Date Issued:2014-01-28
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats
    Chiapas is one of Mexico's most biologically and culturally diverse states, but also the poorest in the country. A vast network of pre-Colombian, colonial era and modern trails connect indigenous and rural communities ...
  • Tet Ansanm: working with "Heads Together" in Haitian reforestation 

    Author(s):McGreevy, John
    Date Issued:2014-02-25
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats
    Haiti's area of forest cover has dropped from 80% to less than 2% since the arrival of foreign influence in 1492. Yet, Haitians remain closely intertwined with the environment, depending on trees for food, shade, building ...
  • Green business development in Indian country 

    Author(s):Gaechter, Lacey
    Date Issued:2014-02-11
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats
    In her Tribal Business Development Program, Lacey is helping create "green" livelihoods on Native American reservations in the United States, where there is little hope for other employment options, especially those that ...
  • Cross-cultural communication of knowledge and study results: a case for Mongolia 

    Author(s):Ulambayar, Tungalag
    Date Issued:2014-04-08
    Format:born digital; digital audio formats
    Tungaa'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 ...
  • Collaborative conservation at CSU: where are we now and where should we go? 

    Author(s):Reid, Robin
    Date Issued:2014-03-25
    Format:born digital; digital audio formats
    Colorado 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 ...
  • Collaboration - 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 

    Author(s):Parker, Melanie
    Date Issued:2014-01-31
    Format:born digital; digital audio formats
    In 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 ...
  • Using pocket science to learn together on the Uncompahgre Plateau 

    Author(s):Matonis, Megan
    Date Issued:2014-04-22
    Format:born digital; presentations (communicative events)
    Megan will discuss the use of pocket science to engage citizens in asking ecological questions and learning about historical forest structure on the Uncompahgre Plateau. Pocket science involves the collection of simple and ...
  • Perspectives on the Poudre River World Café: gathering collective wisdom to explore stakeholder visions of the Poudre River 

    Date Issued:2014-12-09
    Format:born digital; posters; presentations (communicative events)
    For this world café, we anticipate in-depth conversations that lead to feasible and collaborative ideas about sustaining the health and productivity of the Poudre River. This world cafe will be the culmination of the CCC ...
  • Essential conservations: using collaborations with farmers to build strong conservation 

    Author(s):Mangan, Anna
    Date Issued:2015-01-27
    Format:born digital; presentations (communicative events)
    Agriculture is a leading driver of land use change. Although increased production is necessary to provide food and fiber to more than seven billion people worldwide, the conversion of natural lands to agriculture is ...
  • Revitalizing culture and ecosystems through environmental education in Samburu, Kenya 

    Author(s):Trimarco, Jon
    Date Issued:2015-02-10
    Format:born digital; presentations (communicative events)
    Traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) is being lost across the planet and it is feared that, as a consequence, indigenous communities have become less resilient in the face of environmental changes. In this talk, Jon will ...
  • Our urban uses of the Poudre: quantity, quality and conservation 

    Author(s):Reckentine, Eric; Smolnik, Susan; Raines, Richard
    Date Issued:2014-11-18
    Format:born digital; presentations (communicative events)
    Three separate PowerPoint presentations discussing Our urban uses of the Poudre.
  • Where the water in the Poudre originates and who has rights to use it 

    Author(s):Simpson, Mark; Brown, Dan
    Date Issued:2014-10-07
    Format:born digital; presentations (communicative events)
    Mark Simpson and Dan Brown present separate PowerPoints presentations and discuss the development of the major water right in the area, including the water "exchanges" that are vital to water users on the stream, from the ...
  • Agriculture to urban water transfers 

    Author(s):Wallace, George
    Date Issued:2014-11-04
    Format:born digital; presentations (communicative events)
    Presentation covers: Changing the way we think about the water used by agriculture; benefits provided by the irrigated landscape; local food supplies are in greater demand; irrigated agriculture in Larimer County produces ...
  • Where does it hurt? Ecological needs of the Poudre 

    Author(s):Bledsoe, Brian
    Date Issued:2014-10-21
    Format:born digital; presentations (communicative events)
    Presentation addresses three questions: How does the river work (ecologically)? ; What kind of river do we have today, and what might we be most concerned about in the future (ecologically)? ; What can we do?
  • Starting at the top: how what happens in the Poudre's Upper Watershed affects all of us below 

    Author(s):Kovecses, Jennifer
    Date Issued:2014-09-23
    Format:born digital; posters; presentations (communicative events)
    In the summer of 2012, wildfires burned over 87,000 acres of the Cache la Poudre watershed. Based on experiences in other parts of Colorado and the west, it quickly became apparent that a wildfire of this scale and intensity ...
  • Poudre River, The: history of collaboration over conflict 

    Author(s):Cech, Tom
    Date Issued:2014-09-09
    Format:born digital; posters; presentations (communicative events)
    The meeting was held on a hot, dry summer day in 1874. Two groups of irrigators, from the downstream Union Colony (Greeley) and the new agricultural community in upstream Fort Collins - came armed with guns. The neutral ...
  • Environmental governance in multicultural areas: lessons learned from two Colombian communities 

    Author(s):Velasco, Marcela
    Date Issued:2012-05-01
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats
    Most Latin American countries have recognized the right to local political autonomy of ethnic communities as well as their potential to conserve important natural resources. Unfortunately, national and sub-national authorities ...
  • Experiential programs for educators: a case study on coastal policy communication in Cebu, Philippines 

    Author(s):Knight, David
    Date Issued:2013-02-13
    Format:born digital; digital moving image formats
    Optimizing citizen engagement for coastal policy implementation is an ongoing, ubiquitous challenge for governments around the world. This presentation will describe a recent project in which an experiential learning program ...
  • Anthropocene, The! Beyond the natural? - CCC 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date Issued:2012-08-28
    Format:born digital; motion pictures (visual works); digital moving image formats
    We are now entering the Anthropocene Epoch - so runs a recent enthusiastic claim. Humans can and ought go beyond the natural and powerfully engineer a better planet, managing for climate change, building new ecosystems for ...

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