landscape conservation design Posts

A Tale of Two Watersheds

The CLCC is building momentum around the two Pilot Delivery Watersheds in Puerto Rico for our Landscape Conservation Design efforts. Two Delivery Watersheds. Two Approaches.

  1. Rio Grande de Arecibo Watershed: Leading Landscape Conservation Design and Implementation from A to Z
  2. Rio Herrera – Las Cabezas Watershed: Supporting Role: Bring new resources in support of existing efforts and/or identify gaps in existing efforts

This infographic from the World Resources Institute demonstrates two others types of watersheds and how one with a healthy natural infrastructure improves water security and one with degraded lands threatens water supplies. Our vision is that through cooperative efforts both our Pilot Delivery Watersheds in Puerto Rico (and the future one(s) in the U.S. Virgin Islands) will resemble the former, and not the latter.


Rio Grande de Arecibo Watershed Factoids Published Every #WatershedWednesday

Every Wednesday the CLCC publishes Rio Grande de Arecibo factoids as part of #WatershedWednesday. The posts educate CLCC partners and social media followers on the natural and cultural resources present within the CLCC Pilot Delivery Watershed (part of our Landscape Conservation Design efforts). Some factoids touch on management challenges in the watershed that the Cooperative may tackle in the future.

Shared problems require shared solutions. We can achieve a great deal upstream, downstream, and along the coast when acting together rather than trying to act alone. This is particularly true in interconnected systems – and, as you can see by these Watershed Factoids, the health of the Rio Grande de Arecibo Watershed is highly interconnected to the well-being of its citizens, tourists, and industries.


Watershed Factoid #1

May 10, 2017

Watershed Factoid #2

May 17th, 2017

Watershed Factoid #3

May 24, 2017

This factoid is also available in Spanish

Watershed Factoid #4

May 31, 2017

Watershed Factoid #5

June 7, 2017

Watershed Factoid #6

June 14, 2017

Watershed Factoid #7

June 21, 2017

Watershed Factoid #8

28 June 2017

This factoid is also available in Spanish.

Webinar. Revealing the Role of Local Stakeholders in Landscape Conservation Design: A Social Science Inquiry

What is the role of local stakeholders and social data in the Landscape Conservation Design (LCD) process? How can information on local stakeholder and social data be used to increase the efficacy and utilization of LCDs by conservation organizations?

Research currently being conducted by Dr. Daniel Decker and doctoral candidate Catherine Doyle-Capitman of the Human Dimensions Research Unit at Cornell University seeks to understand these and other questions.

Key to this inquiry is identifying and understanding local-scale organizations, agencies, and individuals who are both interested in resource management and who have the power to bolster or impede implementation of conservation-promoting management actions. Join us to find out about mid-study theories, findings and future direction related to engaging local stakeholders and considering social data related to these stakeholders’ interests, values, and knowledge during LCD development.

Date and Time: WednesdayApril 12th at 12:00 pm MT (2:00 pm ET)

To attend, please view the webinar here:

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Crucian Conservationists Look at Action Plan | VI Source

CLCC in the News for Landscape Conservation Design Workshop in St. Croix

Read the full article published in the VI Source

Source: VI Source

“Leading the afternoon session, Brent Murry asked attendees to come up with how they envisioned the landscape – natural and urban – on the islands in five or 10 years. He then asked if that vision is what people really wanted the landscape to look like. He said conservation groups are often good on high-level objectives but action needed to be taken at the ground level.

Murry represented Caribbean Landscape Conservation Cooperative, a partnership trying to advance science and action for the future of natural and cultural resources. This cooperative of conservation entities looks to conserve landscape while maintaining ecosystem integrity, human well-being, and the preservation of cultural and historical resources. It has two pilot programs in Puerto Rico and is looking to establish another in the Virgin Islands.
Murry said a similar meeting was held last month on St. Thomas and that another public meeting on the action plan is tentatively scheduled on St. Thomas for March 22.”