Conservation Action Plan Workshop in Anchorage, AlaskaNews & Program Updates
Workshop brings together Russians and Americans in common conservation goals
Anchorage, Alaska -- In October Wild Salmon Center and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) collaborated for the second in a series of Conservation Action Plan (CAP) workshops. The primary goal was to train Wild Salmon Center staff (including members of the Conservation Planning team, Sakhalin Program, and Russian Program) and Russian Protected Area managers in CAP methods. Additional topics covered included oil pipeline management, ecotourism, and the successful implementation of CAP in working with the Nushagak Tribal Council. Taking advantage of being in one of the Pacific Rim's greatest salmon strongholds, participants enjoyed a site visit to a TNC project on the Mat-su basin, a trip to local salmon spawning grounds and an afternoon excursion to Wasilla (for some good salmon eats!)
Building off of years of collected experience, CAP and other Open Standards of Conservation are important tools in making conservation more effective. They also represent an open, documented method of project management so partners and other staff can understand the logic behind conservation decision making. A special thanks to TNC for helping organize this event and making it a success.