Leadership Capacity for Large-Scale Conservation Change

THE Western Conservation Leadership Development Program builds leadership capacity for a diversity of partners to implement landscape conservation for the future.

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.”

– Nelson Mandela

Western Conservation Leadership Development Program

The Future of Conservation in the Western United States

Fish and wildlife agencies and conservation organizations across the western United States and Canada are faced with complex social, political, and biological challenges while serving an increasingly diverse society that holds different values and beliefs on how to manage, conserve, and enjoy natural resources.

Partnerships, collaboration, and inclusivity are often a part of addressing these conservation challenges. To be successful, the conservation community needs a workforce where individuals at all levels, regardless of title or position, possess the leadership skills, behaviors, and mindset that contribute to durable, well-supported solutions and decisions.

Fundamentals of Western Conservation Leadership:
Through the Looking Glass 2023-2024

Applications are closed for Cohort 3.
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“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

– Theodore Roosevelt

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The Western Conservation Leadership Development Program is collaboratively supported by the following partners:

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