Sustainable Futures: "Cross-Boundary Stewardship"

March 18, 2014

As part of the Sustainable Futures Speaker Series, Dr. Yvonne Everett will present “Collaborative Cross-Boundary Stewardship: International Comparisons of Challenges and Success.”

Yvonne Everett is professor of Environmental Planning in the Department of Environmental Science and Management at HSU. She earned a BA in International Relations from Pomona College and MS and PhD degrees in Wildland Resource Science with emphases in agroforestry and landscape ecology from the University of California at Berkeley. She is a board member of several community-based conservation organizations including the NeoSynthesis Research Center in Sri Lanka, and the Watershed Research and Training Center and the Northcoast Regional Land Trust here in Northern California.

Yvonne’s research interests focus on institutions that support socio-ecological sustainability and resilience at the landscape scale. She has worked in collaborative agroforest, forest, watershed restoration and disaster management efforts on public and private lands. This presentation will report on her recent sabbatical research in Sri Lanka, Germany and Australia comparing factors that contribute to success in voluntary efforts of private landowners to achieve landscape scale stewardship that would not be possible without collaboration across private property boundaries.

If you are interested in the potential for grassroots-based collaborative approaches for achieving landscape scale sustainability and resilience, then this a presentation you should not miss.

The Sustainable Futures Speaker Series is presented by the Environment & Community Graduate Program and the Schatz Energy Research Center.

The presentation will take place Thursday, March 27, at 5:30 p.m. in SciB 135.

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