Changing Landscape Initiative Presented At Quarterly Meeting
Blue Ridge Conservation Alliance hosted Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute’s Landscape Ecologist Dr. Iara Lacher and Director of Communications Carlyle Howard the September 27 Fall Meeting at Shenandoah University’s Cool Spring Campus.
The Changing Landscapes Initiative (CLI) is a Smithsonian-led initiative working to understand the impacts of land use change in order to protect wildlife and natural resources that sustain human health and well-being. CLI bridges the gap between scientists and communities by working closely with regional stakeholders to produce relevant, objective science. CLI provides this useful information to local leaders to help prioritize conservation efforts, support strategic zoning and planning policies, and garner support for conservation of natural resources.
To learn more, read this Smithsonian article.
You can contact Ms. Howard at Howardm1@si.edu or Dr. Lacher at Lacheri@si.edu.
View or download their presentation below.Changing Landscape Initiative Presentation