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Rescuing the Planet: A Conservation with Tony Hiss and Shawn Johnson

Author and scholar Tony Hiss in conversation with Shawn Johnson, Director of the Center for Natural Resources and the Environmental Policy at the University of Montana. The webinar explores the significance of lived-in landscapes to the effort to protect 50% of the earth’s land by 2050.

Pennsylvania Conservation Landscapes: A Story of Success at Scale

A moderated discussion on the history and impacts of the Pennsylvania Conservation Landscape program.

National Heritage Areas: Past, Present, Future

A moderated discussion on the past, present, and future of National Heritage Areas with Alan Spears, Senior Director of Cultural Resources in the Government Affairs department of the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) and Sara Capen, Executive Director of the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area. Moderated by Brenda Barrett, Editor of the Living Landscape Observer.

Documenting Landscapes of Protest

A presentation and moderated discussion on documenting landscapes of protest. Dr. Roneva Keel recently completed a study for the National Park Service (NPS) on the past and present of protest on the National Mall and other nearby parks. Her study explores how First Amendment activities in the National Capital Region have transformed the way citizens engage with the federal government. It also examines the role the NPS, as a steward of these lands, has played in shaping democracy in the 20th and 21st centuries. Presented for the Living Landscape Observer.

Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) webinar

This presentation and discussion highlights one of the world’s most innovative approaches to landscape conservation – the Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) program. An AONB is a designated exceptional landscape whose distinctive character and natural beauty are precious enough to be safeguarded in the national interest. Located across England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, the 46 AONBs cover 18% of the countryside, over a fifth of the English coast, and include 12,000 miles of footpaths and bridleways.