Conservation as if People Mattered

Schedule and presentations

Saturday, November 8th 


Craig McEwen, Daniel B. Fayerweather Professor of Political Economy and Sociology and Senior Faculty Fellow in the McKeen Center for the Common Good
Phil Camill, Director, Environmental Studies Program, Bowdoin College


Keynote speaker – Ashish Kothari, Co-Chair of the IUCN Inter-commission Theme on Indigenous/Local Communities, Equity, and Protected Areas (TILCEPA), - "Community Conserved Areas – A New Paradigm"


Randall Curtis, Director, Senior Policy Advisor, International Government Relations, The Nature Conservancy- "The Role of International NGOs in Community Conserved Areas"




Xavier Basurto, Duke University and the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University
"Community Conserved Areas in Mexico and Costa Rica"


Stan Stevens, University of Massachusetts – "Community Conserved Areas and National Parks in the Nepal Himalaya"


Open Discussion

Lunch 12:15 – 1:30 (Provided) - Daggett Lounge, Thorne Hall


Panel – Community Conserved Areas in Maine and New England
Moderator: Anne Hayden, Resource Services.
•    James Acheson, University of Maine,  "Introduction: The Roles of Communities in Community Conserved Areas in the Northeast"
•    Robin Alden, Penobscot East Resource Center - "Community Based Fishery Initiatives in Maine:  Fishermen as Stewards"
•    Kate Dempsey, Senior Policy Advisor, The Nature Conservancy- "The Penobscot River Restoration Project: The Penobscot Nation's Cultural Connection to the River"
•    Martha Lyman, Community Forest Collaborative - "Community Forests in New England: A Community Investment Strategy"


Open Discussion – "Key Issues in Community Based Conservation - Connecting Global to the Local"
Moderator:  Jessica Brown, Senior Vice President, International Programs Quebec Labrador Foundation/Atlantic Center for the Environment

•    Lessons learned from global and local initiatives
•    The role of community based conservation in climate adaptation
•    New directions