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Workshop Launches Network to Connect Science with Land Conservation and Policy

October 23, 2014
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A photo by John Burk showing trees during the fall with mountains in the background

At a lodge near Sebago Lake in southern Maine, 40 scientists, conservation leaders, and government agency officials will gather on October 28-29 to officially launch the Scenarios, Services, and Society Research Coordination Network (S3 RCN). The S3 RCN is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation to the Harvard Forest to strengthen the connections between science and land-use decisions in the face of climate change. The network is also a major initiative of the Science Policy Exchange and builds on the Changes to the Land research and report for Massachusetts released last year. At the Scenarios to Solutions Workshop participants will share best practices and emerging directions for actionable science partnerships and scenarios research, define the particular land-use challenges the S3 RCN is best-suited to address in New England, and develop a collaborative workplan to guide the network's activities over the next 18 months.

(Photo by John Burk.)

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