Making soil and water conservation sustainable: From coercion and control to partnerships and participation
Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) are public-private partnerships composed of states, tribes, federal agencies, non-governmental organizations, universities, international jurisdictions, and others working together to address landscape and seascape scale conservation issues. LCCs inform resource management decisions to address broad-scale stressors-including habitat fragmentation, genetic isolation, spread of invasive species, and water scarcity-all of which are magnified by a rapidly changing climate. For further information go to http://lccnetwork.org. The previous 2011 LCC Network Areas data is available at https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/52f2735ee4b0a6f0bd498c2f
Barriers to collaborative nature conservation efforts in rural energy corridors: A case study in southern Quebec
The utility right-of-way (ROW) has been used as a green corridor, or "greenway," for beautifying the community, for enhancing recreational and educational opportunities, for wildlife habitat and biologically connecting ecosystem fragments. These forms of nature conservation have been considered as an effective method to expand utility profiles and improve public relations. At the same time, collaborative approaches to natural resource management, including ROW co-management, are being broadly promoted as promising ways to deal with complex and contentious public issues. This study examined the collaborative decision-making potential for a nature conservation corridor to be established in an existing multiple ROW...