Member Organizations

Archbold Biological Station / Saving The Florida Scrub Of The Lake Wales Ridge

To provide for the long-term persistence and continued biological health of all species and natural communities native to the upland scrub habitats of the Lake Wales Ridge in south central Florida, and to preserve their original geographic extent.  The Florida scrub is ranked as the 15th most end

Beijing Normal University / Interpretation Evaluation For Geoparks In China

My colleagues on the faculty, some graduate students at Beijing Normal University and I cooperated with Yuntaishan World Geopark in Henan Province, China and Sanqingshan Geopark in Jiangxi Province to evaluate the interpretation service in their parks.

Bloomsburg University (SRHCES)

Bloomsburg University is a member of the Susquehanna River Heartland Coalition for Environmental Studies/Unassessed Waters Project (SRHCES).

Bucknell University (SRHCES)

Bucknell University is a member of the Susquehanna River Heartland Coalition for Environmental Studies/Unassessed Waters Project (SRHCES).

Colby College / Supporting Education And Research Opportunities In Large Landscape Conservation

Students and faculty at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, have been involved in a diverse range of initiatives related to large landscape conservation locally and internationally. Specific examples of this initiative include: 

Colorado College / State of the Rockies Project

Yearly undergraduate 10-week paid summer research (often then becoming the topic of a senior year thesis) with field trips on key challenges to 8-state U.S.

Colorado State University, The Nature Conservancy, BeLocal Northern Colorado, Sylvan Dale Ranch, The Community Foundation / The Colorado Conservation Exchange

New initiatives to pay landowners for the ecosystem services they provide are underway around the world.  This initiative started in 2010 to create an ecosystem services marketplace in northern Colorado, which is currently called the Colorado Conservation Exchange.  This initiative works with bot

Cornell University / Institute for Computation Sustainability

The Institute for Computational Sustainability (ICS) based at Cornell University is designed to serve as the nexus of foundational science advancements and practical applications in sustainability. In particular, the ICS team has strong focus on large landscape conservation.

Deakin University / Conserving the Victorian Coast through ICZM

The principal objective in the initiative was to conserve the Victorian coast (2,000 km in length) through intense involvement of the whole community (96% of the coastline is publically owned) based on sound planning and management practices based on the latest research at international, national

Deakin University / Enhancing Biodiversity Conservation Policy

The State of Victoria is responsible under the Australian Constitution for land planning and management including natural resources management and nature conservation.

Harvard Forest and The Smithsonian Institution / Future Scenarios of Landscape Change in the U.S.

The project is emerging form the NSF-funded Long Term Ecological Research program and seeks to: develop plausible narratives for the future of major U.S.

Harvard Forest, Harvard University / The Wildlands and Woodlands Initiative

The Wildlands and Woodlands (W&W) Initiative is focused on an issue the Harvard Forest knows well from studying the forests of Massachusetts and New England since 1907:  New England forests are at a turning point.

Hubbard Brook Research Foundation

The Hubbard Brook Research Foundation (HBRF) is an independent non-profit which supports and brings to the attention of the public the work of the Hubbard Brook Ecosystem Study (HBES), a Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) initiative whose scientific operations are largely underwritten by the Na

International Livestock Research Institute, The Reto-O-Reto Foundation, Colorado State University / Reto-O-Reto Project

Much of the wildlife in east Africa is still found on the savanna lands of pastoral people and inside parks.  The parks were created in the 1940s on pastoral land and often sit on top of critical dry season resources for wildlife and people alike.  Many parks were created without the permission o

Kenyon College / Knox County, Ohio Land Preservation

In locating Kenyon College on a wooded hilltop in Knox County, Ohio, in 1824 its founder, Bishop Philander Chase, envisioned a serene rural environment that would promote serious thought and good conduct.

King's College (SRHCES)

King's College is a member of the Susquehanna River Heartland Coalition for Environmental Studies/Unassessed Waters Project (SRHCES).

Lock Haven University (SRHCES)

Lock Haven University is a member of the Susquehanna River Heartland Coalition for Environmental Studies/Unassessed Waters Project (SRHCES).

Lycoming College (SRHCES)

Lycoming College is a member of the Susquehanna River Heartland Coalition for Environmental Studies/Unassessed Waters Project (SRHCES).

National Audubon Society with Partner Universities, NGOs, Private Companies and Public Agencies / Mississippi River Delta Initiative

The Mississippi River Delta Initiative is a 1.5 year old initiative of the NAS and numerous partners to utilize science-based knowledge to develop and implement large scale restoration and conservation across a broad array of land use types to promote the sustainability of the Lower Mississippi R

Portland State University / Cascadia Ecosystem Services Partnership

The Cascadia Ecosystem Services Partnership (CaESP) is a network of regional organizations that are using an ecosystem services framework to develop innovative approaches for increasing the pace and scale of conservation in the Pacific Northwest (PNW).

Stanford University and Yale University / Conservation Finance Bootcamp

Conservation Finance Boot Camp is a week-long training program that began 6 years ago at Yale and takes place annually - rotating between east and west coast locations.

Susquehanna River Heartland Coalition for Environmental Studies/Unassessed Waters Project (SRHCES)

The Susquehanna River Heartland Coalition for Environmental Studies (SRHCES) is a unique collaboration of scientists and students from six regional colleges and universities along the Susquehanna River working together to:

Susquehanna University (SRHCES)

Susquehanna University is a member of the Susquehanna River Heartland Coalition for Environmental Studies/Unassessed Waters Project (SRHCES).

University of Arizona / Research Coordination Network for the Colorado River Delta

Initiative: Understanding the coupled human-natural system that regulates water and the character of landscapes on the Colorado River Delta.

University of Denver / Sustainable Finance Collaborative

Short-term: Fundraise $300K for the Sustainable Finance Collaborative to develop (1) National PRI Research Project and the (2) National Impact Investing Research Project.

University of Denver, Sturm College of Law / Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute

The Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute has been in existence for more than 20 years and is in a transitional period.  Historically, the Institute has covered a wide range of topics in its annual land use conference, including landscape conservation.   At this point, however, there is no specific i

University of Maine / Acadian Internship in Regional Conservation and Stewardship

The Acadian Internship is a six-week course in landscape-scale regional conservation based in Downeast coastal Maine and New Brunswick. The course is a mix of in-class lectures and field-based experiential learning.

University of Maine / Alternative Futures Modeling for the Lower Penobscot River Watershed

We are using stakeholder focus groups to develop BBN models for four land uses in the Lower Penobscot River Watershed (LPRW) and Casco Bay Region (CBR): (1) development; (2) working forests; (3) agriculture; and (4) ecosystem protection.

University of Maine / GNU Landscapes

We are using hourly GPS tracking of wildebeest, along with Bayesian Belief Network models of land use change, to understand how migratory wildlife will react and adapt to changing land uses and climate change.

University of Pennsylvania School of Design / Green 2015: Managing Equity & Opportunity

In an urban setting, 500 acres of park space is a large landscape. The City of Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation hired PennPraxis to develop a strategy for creating 500 additional acres of park space from 2011 to 2015.

Wellesley College / The Neponset River Restoration Project

The Neponset River Watershed Restoration Project is an ongoing collaboration between the Neponset River Watershed Association (NepRWA), Wellesley College’s Geosciences Department, and a host of local environmental non-profits and conservation groups working towards the revitalization of local ecosystems along the Neponset River in Massachusetts.

Yale-Forests, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University / The Quiet Corner Initiative

Landscape scale conservation in the Quiet Corner region of CT requires the engagement of the many private landowners in the area. Many of these and other private landowners in southern New England desire the knowledge and the resources to sustainably manage their forests, and to generate acceptable levels of income from their resource.