There is a bold, daring new vision for land stewardship emerging across the U.S., and Bill Labich literally wrote the book. Regional conservation partnerships, or RCPs, challenge organizations and agencies to think and plan together at landscape scale to address pressing needs with collaborative vision and actions. Bill is Senior Conservationist at the Highstead Foundation and author of The Regional Conservation Partnership Handbook: Ten Steps to Effective and Enduring Collaborative Conservation at Scale. Bill coordinates the RCP Network and the Northeast Forest Network, and co-coordinates the Northern Appalachian Trail Landscape Partnership — all three of which he co-founded.
The Blue Ridge Conservation Alliance, a regional partnership focusing on five counties from Front Royal, Va., to Harpers Ferry, W.Va., is thrilled to host Bill Labich at our October 29 annual meeting. Bill will outline the steps for successful collaboration and share lessons from coordinating RCPs — including RCPs of RCPs! Now, as BRCA is developing a strategic plan for collaboration, is the perfect time for BRCA partners to think about the big questions on our landscape: What can we do together that we can’t do alone, and how do we organize to get those things done? Read more about Bill here.