In her role as Special Initiatives Program Coordinator at Wallowa Resources, Karen Hardigg coordinates the Rural Voices for Conservation Coalition (RVCC). RVCC represents a diverse group of community based organizations promoting balanced, conservation-based approaches to the ecological and economic problems facing the rural West. Before joining Wallowa Resources, Karen spent eight years working in Southeast Alaska on community forestry, forest stewardship, restoration and public land policy both at The Wilderness Society and The Nature Conservancy. Karen also served on the federal advisory committee for the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program in 2010. She holds a Master’s degree from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and is passionate about the outdoors and finding solutions to challenging natural resource management problems.

Presentation Topic

Packaging Federal Resources for All-lands Restoration Work

Presentation Description

Connecting a suite of existing federal programs and tools that can facilitate the implementation of a consistent and predictable program of work that meets conservation objectives and provides economic benefits for rural communities. Will include specific examples where community and agency leaders have demonstrated flexibility and opportunities within existing authorities and offer solutions to common challenges.