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Partnership: Workshop Notes 12/2017

Partnership spin-off of AppLCC - formed Dec 2017, see workshop notes:

Working Groups Formed on "Next Steps"

#1. Develop a “position paper” of vision, goals over next few years (Gwen Brewer (MD DNR) to serve as lead)

    • Bridgett Costanzo (NRCS-WLFW-NE), Bill Jenkins (EPA-R3), Perry Wheelock (NPS-NCR)
      • ID workplan, wo-WLFWrk groups, gaps, communication needs
      • Develop next steps


    #2.  Synthesis “State of the Appalachians” (Danny Lee (USFS-SRS) to serve as lead)

      • Rick Durbrow (EPA-R4), Bill Jenkins (EPA-R3), Cale Godfry (VA DGIF), Cindy Williams (FWS-R4-ACP)
        • Where we are, how the investment we’ve done has advanced things
        • Focus on water quality, landscape, etc.
        • Can think about metrics, monitoring


    #3.  Plan for project manager (Jon Gasset (WMI) to serve as lead)

        • Bridgett Costanzo (NRCS-WLFW-NE), Paul Johansen (WV DNR)
          • Propose/draft a scope of work for this type of support
          • Seek money and fitting person


        #4. Evaluation of existing tools and their value to Organizations (Ray Albright/NPS-SE to serve as lead)

          • Jason Duke(FWS-Region-4/Bill Uihlien) , Perry Wheelock (NPS-NCR) and Danny Lee (USFS-SRS)
            • Evaluate how each tool will fit within agencies’ work
            • How does it apply at the management level?


          #5.  Lessons Learned Study – what’s worked elsewhere that we can learn from in redefining our 2nd generation Landscape Conservation Partnership? (Jean/FWS-SA to serve as lead)

              • Can capture the context of how partnerships evolve, 22 LCCs
            • Look at existing organizational development research
              • Think about conservation partnerships and networks more broadly
            • Large Landscape Partnership may know some of this