In 2022, longtime CWC partners at The Nature Conservancy Cities Program published a new resource, with thought partnership and co-authorship from members of the CWC team.
“Practice of Conservation in Cities ,” TNC shares on its website, “captur[es] the wide-ranging experiences and perspectives of The Nature Conservancy’s (TNC) Cities Network staff and partners from 2019 to 2021. This resource is the companion to the original Field Guide to Conservation in Cities, which was which was co-published with CWC in 2017, following TNC’s launch of the Cities Network in 2014.
“But Practice of Conservation in Cities is less prescriptive than the original Field Guide. Within these pages are stories, strategies, and perspectives—ranging from the benefits of frontline community forests to participatory grant funding to equitable storytelling—that can support conservation practitioners and community partners on their journeys to unlocking more equitable outcomes for all city dwellers.
“Within these pages are many stories of people who demonstrated amazing compassion and strength by supporting members, uplifting others, and building stronger relationships within their communities. These stories are intended to provide readers with information, guidance, and best practices, all with the understanding that conservation in cities is an evolving field.
Wherever your conservation journey finds you and your partners, from the city center to the interconnected landscape around it, I hope the Practice of Conservation in Cities serves as a resource to help guide your community-centered approach to building trust and relationships toward a more equitable future for people and place.”—Chris Chandler, Director of the TNC Cities Network