Panelists: David Lamfrom, National Parks Conservation Association, and Kirby Muldoe, SkeenaWild Conservation Trust
Communities are engaged when they play a meaningful role in the decision-making and implementation of programs and services. But what is “effective” community engagement? How do well-intentioned leaders move from transactional engagement to mutually beneficial partnerships? What does true accountability to community look like? Join us for a lively panel discussion where our guests share case studies highlighting innovative community engagement strategies and recommendations for leaders looking to move from intention to impact.
David Lamfrom, National Parks Conservation Association
David joined the NPCA Pacific Region staff after spending three years as a regional vice-president for an environmental consulting firm in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Prior to that, David was employed in diverse wildlife and agricultural research biology positions, including experiences in the fields of aquaculture, agricultural biology, and herpetology. He volunteered time and expertise as a naturalist for the Wildlife Research Team, a non-profit organization that has had tremendous success utilizing non-mechanized mangrove restoration in Biscayne Bay, Florida. As a graduate of New College of Florida, David has had the opportunity to conduct significant studies in the fields of ecology, herpetology, foreign languages, Native American studies, and art. Published both as an author and wildlife photographer in several issues of Wild South magazine, David is an avid naturalist, hiker, and photographer who spends his free time exploring wildlife and wilderness. He has traveled extensively throughout the National Park System, including photo forays throughout the South, Southwest, Rockies, Appalachians, and Pacific Northwest.
Kirby Muldoe, SkeenaWild Conservation Trust
Kirby Muldoe (Hup-Wil-Lax-A) is of Gitxsan and Tsimsian descent and lives on the shores of the Skeena River in Northwest British Columbia, Canada. Kirby’s Job at SkeenaWild Conservation Trust is to work with Indigenous Nations, organizations, communities, and individuals to build and maintain relationships fostering unity, self-determination, and empowerment. Through relationship and trust-building, understanding values, and listening to stories, Kirby firmly believes that we can accomplish great things.
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