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Save the date for the first annual Salazar Center symposium, September 24!

The inaugural Salazar Center International Symposium on Conservation Impact will establish a forum to track, incent, recognize, and reward progress on conservation challenges across North American. It will convene thought leaders from the arenas of conservation policy, practice, and research around the theme of landscape connectivity. Together, we will explore opportunities to connect and collaborate across urban and rural, public and private, and wild and working lands; how landscape-scale conservation is critical to environmental and human health; and what opportunities and challenges exist surrounding their conservation and stewardship.

Registration will open soon, so stay tuned for details! For more information on how you can support the symposium or become involved with the event, please contact Catie Boehmer at catieboe@colostate.edu
 
Learn more about the symposium

The Salazar Center welcomes Dominique Gómez!

Dominique is thrilled to be joining the Salazar Center later this summer after moving home to Colorado last year. Dominique most recently served as COO at WaterSmart Software, where she helped the company grow its operations and advocated for technology and innovation in the water sector. Prior to WaterSmart, Dominique worked on climate policy as a Governor’s Fellow at the New Mexico Environment Department, then later as a consultant at Cascadia Consulting Group in Seattle, where she currently serves on the Board of Directors. She also spent time on sustainability at Hilton Worldwide and energy policy at the White House Council on Environmental Quality. Dominique graduated with a MBA from Stanford and a MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and has a BA from Yale University. She currently lives in Denver with her husband Mark and daughter Ida.

Salazar Center explores diversity, equity, and inclusion

Salazar Center director Beth Conover (pictured above, at right) is part of a small cohort of environmental organization staff undergoing an intensive 11-day training in 2019 in California, through the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation and the Center for Diversity and the Environment. Conover is attending in her role as a coordinating committee member for the Network for Landscape Conservation, with fellow NLC representatives Director Emily Bateson (left) and Loren Birdrattler (center), a Planner at the Amskapi Pikuni (Blackfeet) Nation and staff member at the Native Lands Project at Montana State University. Conover hopes to use lessons learned in the training in development of Salazar Center programming as well.

Meet the Salazar Center External Advisory Board

The Salazar Center advisory board will help shape the Center’s priorities, engage new audiences, and provide external leadership. Its members include:
Lise Aangeenbrug of The Outdoor Foundation; Luis Benitez of VF Corporation; Anne Castle of the Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy, and the Environment; Susan Daggett of the Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute; Carlos Fernandez of The Nature Conservancy; Tom Gougeon of Gates Family Foundation; Jim Kelley of Colorado Impact Fund; Patrick Phillips of the Phillips Program in Urban Conservation; George Sparks of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science; Tim Stevens of the Kendeda Fund; Dan Stiles of Stiles Law; Gary Tabor of the Center for Large Landscape Conservation; and Diana Wall of CSU’s School of Global Environmental Sustainability.  

Photo by Jocelyn Hittle.
Photo courtesy of Flickr.

About the Center

The CSU Salazar Center for North American Conservation was created in 2016 to build bridges that connect scientific research, community practice, and policy development. It began operation at Colorado State University in late 2018. It is external facing and impact oriented. Our planet faces existential challenges driven by global warming, the alarming disappearance of healthy connected ecosystems, and a growing world population that now exceeds 7.5 billion people. The fact that a critical mass of healthy, functioning ecosystems across the globe is needed to ensure long term human and planetary survival is the Center’s animating principle and drives its mission: to advance conservation in North America that recognizes the needs of both natural and human communities, as a model for the world.
 
A beloved western native and former Colorado Attorney General, US Senator and Secretary of Interior, Ken Salazar is known for his extensive, successful work across complex political boundaries to realize conservation and community success. This effort benefits from his active engagement.






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Contact info:
Our offices at CSU in Fort Collins are in the NE corner of Johnson Hall on the second floor (Room 201), where we are hosted by the School of Global Environmental Sustainability (SoGES). The Center also has an office in the CSU Denver Center at 17th and Glenarm.

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