Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Collaborative Conservation

Collaborative conservation--working together with communities, agencies, businesses, landowners, sportsmen, farmers, loggers and individuals like you--has been a fundamental principle of The Nature Conservancy's work for nearly 60 years.

Robyn Miller, our Inland Northwest conservation manager, literally lives and breathes collaborative conservation, most recently in her work with the Clearwater Basin Collaborative.

The Clearwater Basin Collaborative (CBC) is a coalition of conservationists, recreationists, the Nez Perce Tribe and representatives from the forest products industry, working together to forge solutions including a comprehensive legislative package to address forest health, rural economies and recreational interests.

Yesterday, Robyn testified about the importance of collaboratives like the CBC to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.

She did an excellent job conveying the importance of private working lands and working together to protect Idaho's special places.

Watch her testimony. Her remarks begin at time stamp 53:00.

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