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!