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Forests 2017, 8(7), 246; https://doi.org/10.3390/f8070246

Teams at Their Core: Implementing an “All LANDS Approach to Conservation” Requires Focusing on Relationships, Teamwork Process, and Communications

United States Forest Service International Institute of Tropical Forestry, Caribbean Landscape Conservation Cooperative, Río Piedras, Puerto Rico, USA
Academic Editor: Timothy A. Martin
Received: 1 April 2017 / Revised: 6 July 2017 / Accepted: 7 July 2017 / Published: 11 July 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Tropical Forest Ecology and Management for the Anthropocene)
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The U.S. Forest Service has found itself in an era of intense human activity, a changing climate; development and loss of open space; resource consumption; and problematic introduced species; and diversity in core beliefs and values. These challenges test our task-relevant maturity and the ability and willingness to meet the growing demands for services. The Forest Service is now on a transformative campaign to improve abilities and meet these challenges. The “All-Lands Approach to Conservation” brings agencies, organizations, landowners and stakeholders together across boundaries to decide on common goals for the landscapes they share. This approach is part of a larger transformation occurring in the American Conservation Movement where large-scale conservation partnerships possibly define the fourth or contemporary era. The intent of this communication is to present one perspective of what large-scale conservation partnerships should include, namely an emphasis on rethinking what leadership looks like in a collaborative context, relational governance, cooperative teamwork procedures, and communications. View Full-Text
Keywords: landscape conservation; network governance; strategic teams; communications; leadership landscape conservation; network governance; strategic teams; communications; leadership
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Jacobs, K.R. Teams at Their Core: Implementing an “All LANDS Approach to Conservation” Requires Focusing on Relationships, Teamwork Process, and Communications. Forests 2017, 8, 246.

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