Panel Discussion: Advancing Large Landscape Conservation in Chile and the United States Through Peer Learning


Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 8:30am to 10:30am


DRCLAS Regional Office Sala de Conferencias Norbert Lechner, Primer Piso  Av. Dag Hammarskjold 3269, Vitacura, Chile

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This panel discussion is part of the Peer Learning Exchange for Large Landscape Conservation, organized by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and the International Land Conservation Network during 2018-2019, and hosted by James N. Levitt, manager of Land Conservation Programs at the Lincoln Institute and Director of Conservation Innovation at the Harvard Forest, Harvard University.
The panel responds to growing interest and urgency in the conservation of large landscapes in Chile and the United States, and brings together practitioners from both countries to leverage collective learning and expertise in advancing initiatives in landscapes ranging from the Golden Gate Biosphere Reserve around San Francisco, California, to the Ruta de Los Parques in Chilean Patagonia. Panelists will share the history, challenges, and opportunities in their respective landscapes and address the role of peer learning in achieving their objectives.

8:30am: Opening Remarks (Marcela Renteria and James N. Levitt)
8:45-9:45am: Panel Discussion (Moderated roundtable with guest speakers)
9:45-10:30am: Q&A


  • Victoria Alonso, Partner at Templado S.A. and Chair of the Board at Fundación Tierra Austral

  • Jonathan Jarvis, Executive Director at the Institute for Parks, People and Biodiversity, University of California, Berkeley

  • Hernan Mladinic, Vidanta-Wilson Fellow at Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

  • Eugenio Rengifo, Executive Director, Amigos de los Parques

  • Dennis Shaffer, Director of Landscape Conservation at the Appalachian Trail Conservancy

Moderator: Shawn Johnson, Center for Natural Resources and Environmental Policy, University of Montana
Hosted by:

  • James N. Levitt, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and Director of Conservation Innovation at the Harvard Forest, Harvard University

  • Marcela Renteria, Executive Director, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Regional Office (RO), Harvard University

***Limited Seating: To register for this event, please click here***

*Estacionamiento en Parque Bicentenario o en Hotel Atton (Vitacura 3201)

Presented in collaboration with Harvard Club de Chile, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, and International Land Conservation Network