January 2016 Newsletter
Partners for Conservation

PFC Welcomes New Board Directors
During the PFC annual meeting in New Mexico, three new directors were elected to the board.  Warren Mickey is a private landowner from Charles Town, West Virginia.  Warren and his wife Reva raise cattle and have participated in many conservation efforts on their farm and partnerships in their community.  Gary Price raises cattle on remnant and restored Blackland Prairie of north central Texas with his wife Sue and both are actively involved with conservation partnerships and youth education.  Reese Thompson and his family raise trees in south Georgia and are actively engaged with a broad range of partners in efforts to restore and maintain the extremely diverse longleaf pine ecosystem.  Welcome Warren, Gary and Reese and thank you for your leadership in the effort to advance public-private partnerships and sustain our national working landscapes! 
Private Lands Partners Day Hosting Request for Proposal Available
Partners for Conservation is actively working with partners planning for Private Lands Partners Day 2016 in Sebring, Florida October 4th-6th but we are also looking ahead to the event in 2017.  Partners for Conservation will be accepting proposals through May 1 from interested organizations and partnerships to serve as the host landscape and local partner for the event next year.  A request for proposal can be downloaded here.  If you have questions about the request for proposal or about being a host landscape contact Partners for Conservation Executive Director Steve Jester at 

New Book from Lowell Baier Released
A new book has been released by Lowell Baier, one of America's preeminent experts on environmental litigation   The book Inside the Equal Access to Justice Act "chronicles the century-long story of America's natural resources management, focusing on litigation, citizen suit provisions and attorneys' fees." The book also explores the recent movement towards a more collaborative approach.  Some reaction to the book from nationally recognized conservation leaders can be found here and a synopsis of the book and biography of Lowell Baier can be found here.  

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Recruiting Regional Private Lands Program Administrator
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is recruiting for an individual to administer the North Central Region Landowner Assistance Program (LAP) within the office of Conservation Planning Services (CPS). CPS provides scientific support and technical assistance to a wide array of private landowners and local, state and federal agencies on fish, wildlife and habitat-related issues. The recruitment will close in mid-February.  For more information on this opportunity see here, search on the state of Florida job site here or contact the position's supervisor, Joe Prenger, LAP Manager at 850-727-3637 or