Roundtable on Land Conservation, Wilderness Advocacy & Human-Powered Outdoor Recreation

The SHIFT Roundtable on Land Conservation, Wilderness Advocacy & Human-Powered Outdoor Recreation brings together leaders in conservation, wilderness advocacy, and outdoor recreation to explore the creation of stronger, more enduring, and more united coalitions among conservation, sustainability, and outdoor recreation advocates in order to help usher in a new generation of conservation champions.

For more information on the Roundtable, please see here.

Participation in the Roundtable is by invitation only.

The Roundtable will begin in concert with the SHIFT Summit’s Nature program.

At the conclusion of the day, the Roundtable will reconvene with the Nature program to participate in the Report Back and Facilitated Discussions from the day.

On Friday, Oct. 10, the Roundtable will present its proceedings during the SHIFT Summit’s Adventure program at 3:30 p.m.

Complementary transportation will be provided from the town of Jackson to the National Museum of Wildlife Art and back per the following schedule:

8:00 a.m.: Pick-up at the Ride2Fly stop (located at the parking lot garage on Simpson Street, between Millward and Glenwood streets: 180 W Simpson Ave, Jackson, WY 83001; 43.477516, -110.764619)
8:15 a.m.: Drop-off at the Museum
6:35 p.m.: Pick-up at the Museum
6:45 p.m.: Drop-off at the Ride2Fly stop

Agenda, Thursday, October 9

Preliminary Agenda; details subject to change

8:30 AM: Opening Remarks

Scott Ferguson, Executive Director, Teton Science Schools (Jackson, WY)

  • Introduction
  • Overview of the SHIFT Sustainability Awards
  • Review of previous day’s discussion and outcomes
  • Reminder of format and purpose for the day

Location: Auditorium

8:45: The Future of Conservation Philanthropy

Panel Moderator: Scott Ferguson, Executive Director, Teton Science Schools (Jackson, WY)

Location: Auditorium

9:45: Coffee Break

10:00: The Last Child in the Woods: Reconnecting Kids and Nature
Panel moderator: Randy Luskey, City Kids

  • Gail Shears, Board President, Friends of the Dillon Ranger District (Frisco, CO)
  • Emily Olson, Education Coordinator, Mountain Studies Institute (Silverton, CO)
  • Karen Burns, Community Development Director, The Island Institute (Rockland, ME)

Location: Auditorium

11:00 a.m.: Roundtable Welcome and Opening Remarks

Luther Propst, Chair, Outdoor Alliance

  • Introduction of participants
  • Welcome and explanation of the framework and purpose for the roundtable

Location: The Chrystie & Esperti Classrooms

12:00 p.m.: Case Studies and Working Lunch

Moderator: Ashley Korenblat, Managing Director, Public Land Solutions (Moab, UT)

The following places and issues have been chosen to provide a framework for discussions.

  • Greater Canyonlands National Monument
  • Boating in Yellowstone National Park
  • The Gallatin Wilderness Study Area
  • Boulder-White Clouds National Monument

Participants will come prepared to discuss their perspectives on these issues, the roles they played, strategies pursued, and the outcomes to date.

Location: The Chrystie & Esperti Classrooms

1:00: What Worked, What Didn’t

Moderator: Jason Keith, Managing Director, Public Land Solutions (Moab, UT)

Pros and cons of the various strategies and tactics identified in the cases above, as well as any other examples that come to light, will be discussed. Moments when the recreation and conservation agenda were well coordinated will be highlighted.

Location: The Chrystie & Esperti Classrooms

2:00: Best and Worst Practices

Moderator: Ashley Korenblat, Managing Director, Public Land Solutions (Moab, UT)

An investigation of the issues that create barriers between recreation and conservation. Are these barriers inherent in the core interests of the different stakeholders, or are there tactics that allow both groups to authentically represent their constituencies while simultaneously pursuing overlapping goals?  When is a place “loved to death”? When is protecting the resource more important than providing the experience?

Location: The Chrystie & Esperti Classrooms

3:00: Coffee break

3:30: Roundtable Summary and Next Steps

Moderator: Luther Propst, Chair, Outdoor Alliance

Proceedings from the roundtable will be summarized in advance of their presentation the following day during the SHIFT Summit’s Adventure program.

Location: The Chrystie & Esperti Classrooms

4:30: Adjourn; Rejoin Nature Program

The roundtable will conclude at 4:30 in time to join the Nature track for their report back on best practices and the facilitated discussions that follow.

Location: Auditorium

 
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