CCLN Blog

Monday, August 26, 2013 - 11:10am

Check out Kathy Galvin's (Department of Anthropology and Natural Resource Ecology Lab, CSU and CCC executive committee member) Huffington Post blog on the future of arid lands.

An Arid World? Can We Learn from Other Nations?

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Sunday, March 17, 2013 - 1:31am

I am an undergraduate at CSU and have had the pleasure of working as an intern for the CCC since the fall of 2011. This semester, I decided to study abroad in Tanzania with SIT on their program for Wildlife Conservation and Political Ecology. In the past, my job at the CCC has mostly been working online- either with Facebook/twitter or the...

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 10:14am

The Rocky Mountain West with its vast expanse of open spaces and abundant natural resources has always held the allure of being a place for utopic visions. It was here where the manifest destiny of a young nation unfolded (embodying the positives and negatives of the ideology of the early American nation-state) and a national culture was formed that embraced the image of the vast, natural...

Friday, November 16, 2012 - 12:20pm

Since I began my Ph.D. at Colorado State University in 2009, I have been interested in international forest politics from a global governance perspective. My interest in this area was sparked by coursework in my home department, political science, in which we debated the various meanings of and policy implications for environmental sustainability and the intricate networks of governmental,...

Friday, June 22, 2012 - 3:33pm

An event for women's Networking for sustainable development took place on June 16 at Sinal retreat center in Rio.Women from different parts of the world gathered for networking.
Women also participated in planting avocado tree at Sinal Do Vale retreat center, Rio in honor of Noble price winner Wangari Maathai who was a strong advocate of nature through green belt movement in Kenya....

Friday, May 25, 2012 - 3:59pm

16 JUNE 2012
Jou 12: Day 12
Lapli Pa Tonbe: The Rain Does Not Fall

After 12 days in country, I feel like I have a solid start to my data collection. I have spent the majority of these days in a village near Anse Rouge, where I have performed more than 10 interviews and hours of observation. I have been fortunate enough to talk with a wide range of individuals, including...

Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 7:31pm

Any collaborative conservationist would appreciate and readily receive an extra dose of equanimity. But calmness under pressure is hard to come by these days, especially among emotionally charged opinion seekers like me. As a supposed “relationship master,” I’m envious of those “architects of analysis” and those “drivers of decision-making” who surround me and who seem so skilled at (calmly)...

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 11:08am

On March 23, 2012, my colleagues and I from the CCC presented a poster on the Collaborative Conservation Learning Network (CCLN) at the University Education in Natural Resources conference which was held here in Fort Collins.  Preparing this poster gave us an opportunity to reflect on the origins of the CCLN, to think about lessons that we have...

Monday, February 27, 2012 - 6:07pm

As our associate director Kim Skyelander mentioned in a blog last month, the CCC is interested in collecting information on collaborative projects conducted by our fellows in a systematic way in order to identify key variables, emergent patterns, and lessons learned. We are in the process of drafting a case study template that could be used to make meaningful comparisons across cases but...

Friday, February 10, 2012 - 4:26pm

The successful development of ecosystem service markets involves overcoming a variety of hurdles.  These include identifying sufficient demand, cost effective practices to implement, priority landscapes to focus investment, and low-cost monitoring and verification methodologies, not to mention determining how to build a structure to allow for...