Location

Redding, CT


Please name your RCP or the reason you want to join the RCP Network

As a Conservationist with Highstead, I help to support the work of the entire RCP Network with a special emphasis on facilitating peer exchange among RCPs. I also serve as a co-coordinator of the Hudson to Housatonic (H2H) RCP.


What has your RCP or organization done that others will be interested in learning?

In the past year, H2H has developed a strategic conservation map that will help us prioritize where our partners will work collaboratively to protect and steward land of high conservation value. We've also identified cross-boundary focus areas, and are drafting an endorsement protocol that will help us advance partner projects. H2H hosts numerous field-based workshops and interactive trainings throughout the year so that partners can learn from one another while building skills and capacity within our shared landscape. Recent offerings included workshops on native seed propagation, negotiating land protection deals, grant-writing, and using eBird to inform land management and community engagement. These trainings serve to help keep us connected too!


What are you interested in working on with other members of the RCP Network?

I'm interested in making it easier for RCPs to benefit from the tremendous wisdom and experience of other RCPs through the Network. Right now we're working to expand the channels and forums that RCP members and leaders have to support and inspire one another. This happens at the annual RCP Network Gathering and Coordinator Meeting, but also through this website and in our eNews, on monthly coordinator and leader calls, through webinars, and in other events throughout the year. If you have ideas, or an RCP story to share with Network members, please reach out!


Activity Feed

Emily J. Greene commented on Simon Rucker's blog post COVID-19 and the High Peaks Initiative
"This is great, thanks for sharing!"
Aug 10, 2020
Bill Labich commented on Bill Labich's blog post Important: Sept. 26, 2019 Webinar on New NRCS RCPP Funding
"A webinar for partners interested in applying for an RCPP project is scheduled for 3pm EDT on Sept. 26, 2019.
Step 1: Dial into the conference.
Dial-in: 1-877-369-5243 or 1-617-668-3633
Access Code: 0213915##
Need an international dial-in number…"
Sep 22, 2019
Hallie Schwab left a comment for Tara Whalen
"Welcome, Tara!"
Apr 12, 2019
Tamsin Flanders commented on Tamsin Flanders's blog post Collaborative Land Use and Conservation Planning: Lessons from the 2018 RCP Network Gathering “Local Zoning and Regulation for Land Protection” Workshop
"For those of you with APA memberships or access to APA publications, Northampton City Planner Wayne Feiden has a lengthy piece on conservation limited development titled "Conservation Limited Development for Local Governments" in this month's PAS…"
Mar 20, 2019
Heidi Ricci commented on Tamsin Flanders's blog post Collaborative Land Use and Conservation Planning: Lessons from the 2018 RCP Network Gathering “Local Zoning and Regulation for Land Protection” Workshop
"This is a superb summary of the importance of connecting land conservation groups with local planning, land use regulations and municipal officials. A great quick reference guide on a crucially important topic!"
Jan 25, 2019
Hallie Schwab posted a blog post
 

 
When RCP coordinators come together for their annual meeting the day before the Gathering, it’s a chance for these leaders to delve into big questions about the practice of collaborative conservation and get support from peers who have…
Jan 16, 2019
Hallie Schwab posted a discussion
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology has announced the 2019 Request for Proposals for its Small Grants Program through the Land Trust Bird Conservation Initiative.
This year six total awards will be offered (three each in the amounts of $5,000…
Jan 14, 2019
Katherine Culbertson commented on Katherine Culbertson's blog post Are All Acres Created Equal? Understanding the Economic Benefits of Conservation in Downeast Maine
"At Convergence, we were just at the beginning of these discussions, but many people had great starting ideas and were ready to engage in conversation. Looking forward to hearing the results of further conversations, and seeing what actions are…"
Dec 6, 2018
Bill Labich commented on Katherine Culbertson's blog post Are All Acres Created Equal? Understanding the Economic Benefits of Conservation in Downeast Maine
"Fascinating article, Kat. Were there any solutions discussed that might address those remaining questions?"
Dec 5, 2018
Hallie Schwab liked Katherine Culbertson's blog post Engage Your Social Media Networks with the RCP Network!
Oct 19, 2018