ORDWAY, Colo. — Partnerscapes, a landowner-led organization that brings people, working landscapes and communities together in conservation, has debuted a new brand and website. The organization, formerly known as Partners for Conservation, has a presence across the United States and helps private landowners communicate and collaborate with neighbors, government agencies, non-profit organizations and policymakers on conservation projects that sustain the community of people and natural resources.
Partnerscapes rebranded to better distinguish itself from other similarly named organizations. As part of the rebranding effort, Partnerscapes also created a vibrantly colored new logo to better represent its members’ working lands and embrace Partnerscapes’ focus of sustaining those working lands for people and natural resources. Along with the new brand, Partnerscapes has launched a new website which features in-depth information on conservation efforts from coast to coast. The case studies are meant to provide other landowners with examples of how conversation and collaboration can lead to positive outcomes for the community and wildlife.
In addition to the website, the organization is aiming to increase its digital presence through the inclusion of a blog and updated social media accounts, including the addition of LinkedIn to help connect with companies and other like-minded organizations and Instagram to capture the incredible working landscapes and conservation projects being conducted by its members.
“The debut of Partnerscapes and our new brand has been the culmination of a careful and lengthy process stretching back almost two years,” said Steve Jester, executive director – Partnerscapes. “Though our name has changed, who we are, what we stand for and what we work on has not. We look forward to many more years of great partnerships in conservation work under the Partnerscapes brand.”
Partnerscapes, which has typically organized and hosted in-person events like Landowner Forums and Private Lands Partners Day, has pivoted to host free online webinars as part of its educational and conversational outreach during the COVID-19 pandemic. The organization’s August webinar attracted almost 90 participants ranging from landowners to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service staff. The October webinar will feature three women landowners, including current and former Partnerscapes board members, Shelly Kelly, Tuda Libby Crews and Dina Moore discussing the key role of landowner leadership in community conservation. Those interested in registering should sign up for Partnerscapes’ monthly email newsletter to be notified of upcoming free webinar dates and topics.
While the organization name changed, the team behind Partnerscapes remains the same. The board and staff includes Jim Stone, chair; Duane Coombs, vice chair; Russell Davis, treasurer; Shelly Kelly, secretary; Reese Thompson, regional representative east; Jim Faulstich, regional representative central; Jay Tanner, regional representative west; Tom McAvoy, board director; Pat O’Toole, board director; Gary Price, board director; Bill Sproul, board director; Bill Owen, board director; Jerry Doan, board director; Deb Dillree, administrative coordinator; and Steve Jester, executive director.
Established in 2008 and incorporated as Partners for Conservation in 2010, Partnerscapes embodies a grassroots movement of private landowners working with agencies, non-profit organizations and policymakers to collaborate on conservation projects to sustain working landscapes for present and future generations. Partnerscapes represents the voices of 21st century conservation and the collective effort to support working landscapes through voluntary, incentive-based public and private programs. Partnerscapes is a highly functional, well-respected national organization operating with a small core staff, active Board of Directors, partner organizations and agencies. Partnerscapes has a growing presence across the 50 states and its program work and growth reflect highly held values and an exceptional reputation. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.
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