This virtual meeting of the Sounding Board is being held in concert with SFI’s 2021 Virtual Annual Conference scheduled from May 12 - 14, which features the theme of “Better Choices for the Planet”. The Conservation Impact Sounding Board ensures that SFI’s Conservation Impact work is grounded in credible science and resonates with key audiences. This Sounding Board e-workshop marks five years since the commencement of SFI’s Conservation Impact project. Announced at the World Conservation Congress in 2016, Conservation Impact is SFI’s effort to measure and describe conservation outcomes resulting from SFI’s Forest Management and Fiber Sourcing programs. This session, open to all, will focus on a review of principal outcomes from this work, the messages we can derive from it, and the analysis of gaps to guide the future direction of Conservation Impact efforts. The meeting will feature an interactive format, to enable participants to discuss current results and desired program direction.
• Explore the latest results from Conservation Impact projects relative to climate change, biodiversity, and water;
• Examine key messages arising from the collective results of the Conservation Impact work and their relevance for communicating to broad audiences about SFI’s conservation-related outcomes;
• Review and discuss remaining gaps in the research, to identify research needs for the future direction of Conservation Impact efforts, and the Conservation Grants program.
Download the agenda at - https://www.forests.org/wp-content/uploads/SFI-Conservation-Impact-Sounding-Board-Draft-Agenda-May-2021.pdf.