Key Questions When Starting a Local Conservation Partnership
If you want to start a local conservation partnership, these questions may help crystallize your thinking on what may be involved. The answers to these questions can be turned into a written document to help guide participants within the group. If appropriate, you may want to develop a set of by-laws or guiding documents. For examples of these types of documents contact
, PLJV Conservation Delivery Leader, at 505-243-0737.
- What is the purpose of establishing a local conservation partnership?
- What are the current habitat needs in the area? Potential future needs?
- What conservation goals should the group to work towards?
- Who comprises the partnership and how do they communicate?
- What organizations should be part of the program? Are landowners/producers to be included?
- What should be required of participants?
- How should participants interact?
- How often should participants meet?
- What is the connection to the Playa Lakes Joint Venture (PLJV)?
- How does the partnership operate?
- How should the program be structured legally?
- What roles are required in the program?
- Which participants can fulfill those roles?
- How can the program’s continuous improvement be ensured?
- How does the partnership communicate with the PLJV?
- Where and how does the partnership do conservation?
- On which species and habitats should the program focus?
- What tools should the program employ?
- What funding is required and from what potential sources?
- How should potential conservation sites be prioritized?
- How should conservation applicants be recruited?
- How should conservation applications be developed?
- How should conservation applications be evaluated for funding?
- How might the program vary over time?
- How should conservation results be monitored and reported?
- How should the program’s success be measured?