From a CSU release:
Colorado State University is hosting a public conference, “Bridging the Gap: Collaborative Conservation from the Ground Up,” Sept. 8-11, 2009 on the CSU campus in Fort Collins. Co-hosts for the conference are the Center for Collaborative Conservation, Colorado Forest Restoration Institute, Colorado State Forest Service and Colorado State University Extension.
The first generation of collaborative conservation initiatives forged new ways to bring together diverse stakeholders to achieve joint conservation and livelihood goals. The second generation challenges entail strategically sustaining and expanding collaborative conservation to new levels and this is what will be discussed at the conference.