Course on Balancing Nature and Commerce in Communities that Neighbor Public Lands

January 28-31, 2008
Shepherdstown, WV
The Conservation Fund is offering a four-day course from that will consist of cross-sectional ‘teams’ to focus on the economics, natural resources, and community character of their area and learn valuable partnership building skills. At the end of the four days, teams will leave with a specific action plan for implementing a collaborative project in their community.

The Course objectives are as follows:
* Describe the social, political, and economic characteristics of communities and their public land neighbors
* Identify the benefits of protecting and enhancing natural, cultural and visual resources of communities
* Describe approaches to land use and community planning, that provide common ground for conservation and development interests
* Identify opportunities for developing partnerships between communities and neighboring public land managers
For more information, visit the Conservation Fund.