The meeting in Victoria is the first of three roundtables to be held along the coast. Meetings will also be held in Brownsville and Baytown. Each location will offer the same format and an RSVP is required. The roundtables are coordinated by the USFWS, Texas Sea Grant, and Texas AgriLife.
The Gulf coast stands to benefit from a massive influx of conservation funding, but the conservation community risks leaving a lot of value on the table without effective partnerships. To widen the community’s thinking of what is possible and to capture as much value as possible, it is critical that we share our perspectives and experiences (good and bad) on partnerships. Emphasis will be on why collaborations remain meaningful beyond any one project. We believe that these round-tables are the seeds for improving the state of communication, cooperation, and collaboration, and thus opening new conservation frontiers with nontraditional partners.