2020 Shared Stewardship Peer Learning Sessions Lessons Learned: Promoting a Cultural Shift and Building Strategic Alignment
Government agencies, nonprofits, and private entities working in our nation’s forests recognize the problems afflicting them, including wildfires, climate change, and insects and disease. Many see Shared Stewardship, where federal, tribal, and state land managers work together to manage our nation’s forest at scale, as an essential tool to address these problems, but how do we get there together?
For all entities involved, Shared Stewardship will require an organizational culture shift and strategic alignment with partners at scale.
Shared Stewardship Peer Learning Series, Session 1: "Promoting a Cultural Shift toward Shared Stewardship" (July 8, 2020)
The first session in a series of seven on Shared Stewardship, Vicki Christensen, Chief of the USDA Forest Service; Jay Farrell, Executive Director of the National Association of State Foresters; Vernon Stearns Jr., President of the Intertribal Timber Council; Karen Hardigg, Executive Director of the Rural Voices for Conservation Coalition; and Mary Mitsos, President and CEO of the National Forest Foundation answered the questions, "If you were to look back five years from now, what would you be most proud of in terms of what has been achieved through Shared Stewardship?" and, "Where are cultural shifts needed to make those desired outcomes a reality?". Speakers addressed a series of audience questions before the session concluded.