MONTANA FOREST COLLABORATION NETWORK HOSTS 2nd ANNUAL WORKSHOP, NOV. 6-7 2017
The Montana Forest Collaboration Network (MFCN) is convening its 2nd Annual Workshop, PUBLIC LANDS MANAGEMENT: OVERCOMING ADVERSITY & CONFLICT Nov. 6-7, 2017 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Missoula, MT. MFCN is again bringing together Montana collaborative and interest groups focused on natural resource management and engaging with state and federal agencies.
“The workshop is a cross-section of interests--from conservation and the environment,
industry, landowners and in some cases, government--that all have the same interest of ‘we need to get something done,’” says Tim Love, MFCN Coordinator. “It’s very important that we find solutions to the protracted and acrimonious debate over management of our public natural resources.”
Collaborative groups have been favorably seen by the public--especially among lawmakers and agencies seeking resolution of forest management issues. The ability to communicate and compromise results in better projects and promotes consensus support. The November workshop’s theme, “Overcoming Adversity & Conflict,” specifically addresses some of the issues involved. The two-day workshop will present three examples of actual collaborative projects along with two expert panel discussions.
The Montana Forest Collaboration Network assists collaboration in forest and
grassland restoration, conservation and resource utilization for the benefit of all.
The November 6-7 Workshop is open to the public. Registration fee is
$20. Live streaming on www.mcat.org/local-live. For more information, to see the
Workshop Agenda and to register, visit: montanaforestcollaboration.org and/or
follow MFCN on Facebook.