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NRCS recently announced that up to $300 million in funding would be made available for the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP).

Background on RCPP:
https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/programs/financial/rcpp/

The deadline for applications is December 3, 2019. NRCS will be hosting a webinar Thursday, September 26…

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Webinar: Conducting Easement Monitoring from the Air: Tips and Tricks

Join LightHawk to learn more about conducting aerial monitoring flights to survey your Land Trust’s conservation easements. Saving our partners on average 75 hours of staff time for every hour of flight, aerial easement monitoring is a great addition to your easement monitoring toolkit. We’ll hear from Jeremy Puckett of Colorado West Land Trust and LightHawk volunteer pilot Robert Keller, Jr. about what has worked well for them, and how to best prepare for these types of flights. Date: May…

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Four Network Principles for Collaboration Success

Hi friends, "Four Network Principles for Collaboration Success" is a quick and informative read about principles that can help build a strong RCP and RCP Network. The article is by Jane Wei-Skillern at the University of California at Berkeley and Stanford Graduate School of Business and Nora Silver at the University of California at Berkeley. Although told as a set of lessons to funders, I found it useful to read this from the perspective of an RCP and Network coordinator.  Principle 1:…

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Jobs and Internships

Williams College Center for Environmental Studies (CES) is seeking internship postings from RCP members and other organizations and agencies.

Williams College CES has dozens of capable, passionate, smart and hardworking students who are looking for environmental summer internships. The CES provides stipends to students (assuming they are in good standing and the position meets our criteria) who find unpaid environmental internships in the public and non-profit…

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Mission Statement

Draft Mission Statement for the RCP Network

Here are our responses (in italics) to questions used to help identify elements of any organization’s mission statement:

Q: What do we do?

A: Build the capacity of RCPs, coordinate, and collaborate.

Q: Why do we do it? 

A: Conserve and steward more land.

Q: How do we do it?

A: Networking, sharing best practices, training, fundraising, and collaborating with each other and regional…

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Bill Labich posted a blog post
I am pleased to be able to share with you news that registration for the 2019 RCP Network Gathering is officially open! 
This year marks the 10th Anniversary of the Gathering and the first time we are squarely addressing climate change--our theme is…
Sep 14
Jeanne Barrett Ortiz is now a member of RCP Network
Sep 13
Katherine Lautar is now a member of RCP Network
Sep 12
Bill Labich posted a blog post
NRCS recently announced that up to $300 million in funding would be made available for the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP).
Background on RCPP: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/programs/fi...
The dea…
Sep 11
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