Forests to Faucets: Peace in Place-Based Partnerships

Friday, March 20, 10:45am - 12:15pm

Brittany Dyer, California State Director, American Forests
Justine Reynolds, Program Development and Projects Manager, Yosemite/Sequoia Resource Conservation and Development Council
This 1.5 hour workshop will begin with a presentation from American Forests’ CA State Director, Brittany Dyer to discuss the interconnectivity of environment and peace from forests to faucet (rural to urban). In this session you will learn how the nation’s oldest conservation organization is addressing key issues around water, wildlife, climate and people. We live in a time of rapid change and uncertainty and how our decisions around complex natural resource concerns directly impacts the health and peace of our communities. Whether talking about rural natural resource based communities or inner city urban areas, the inclusion of place-based partnerships and local knowledge is imperative. During the second part of this workshop you will hear Justine Reynolds, leadership from local place-based partner Yosemite/Sequoia Resource Conservation and Development Council on how national non-profit and local efforts complement one another through a living local example. Participants will have an opportunity to provide input on strategic fuel break opportunities in the communities around the southern gateway to Yosemite National Park.