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REGISTRATION OPEN: Symposium on New Strategies for Landscape-scale Conservation, October 7, 2016, Sa

Scaling Up: New Strategies for Landscape-scale Conservation

Friday, October 7, 2016

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Peabody Essex Museum

Salem, Massachusetts

Join your colleagues for a daylong symposium featuring regional, national, and international thought leaders who will present and discuss the conceptual framework and the implementation strategies currently being employed to conserve large lived-in landscapes such as the Essex National Heritage Area (Essex County).

In response to the impacts of globalization, climate change, and environmental degradation, conservationists, resource stewards, and public officials are embracing a much larger, whole ecosystem approach to conserving land and its attendant historic and cultural attributes. This emerging approach requires building complex networks of partnerships and overlapping jurisdictions which work in concert to conserve the natural, historical, and cultural resources of the regional landscape.

Keynote Speaker: P. Lynn Scarlett, Global Managing Director for Public Policy, The Nature Conservancy. Ms. Scarlett is a former Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior and a leading U.S. environmental policy executive and analyst.

Organized by Essex Heritage and hosted by the PEM/Peabody Essex Museum, the symposium is designed for natural, historical, and cultural resource professionals such as municipal officials, regional and local planners, state agency staff, nonprofit resource stewards, and college faculty.

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