Training: Conservation Planning & Opportunities through Ecological Stewardship

June 1, 2017 to June 2, 2017
Billings, Montana


Conservation Planning and Opportunities through Ecological Stewardship
June 1-2, 2017

First Nations Development Institute is hosting a Regional Training on Conservation Planning and Opportunities through Ecological Stewardship on June 1-2, 2017, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Billings, Montana. The convening will showcase strategies and best practices that aim to balance tribal economic development with ecological stewardship.

Tribal leaders, Native nonprofits and key stakeholders located in the northern Great Plains, specifically Montana and South Dakota, are strongly encouraged to attend. Limited travel scholarships are available. For more information, contact Bridget Guiza at (303) 774-7836 x210 or via email at

June 1-2, 2017
Hilton Garden Inn
2465 Grant Road
Billings, Montana 59102

To register, go to Call the Hilton Garden Inn in Billings directly to reserve your room: (406) 655-8800.

General Agenda

Thursday, June 1, 2017
Best Management Practices, Collaboration & Opportunities
This will include topics such as Strategies for Balancing Ecological Stewardship with Economic Development, Carbon Sequestration on Tribal Land: Opportunities and Lessons Learned, Tribal Ecotourism, and Strategies for Implementing Ecological Stewardship Opportunities.

Friday, June 2, 2017
Partnerships & Revenue
This will include topics such as National Fish & Wildlife/WWF - Updates to WG Session Monthly Calls & February Rapid City Convening, and a First Nations Development Institute Project Overview, including information on site visits and technical assistance.

Questions? Contact Bridget Guiza at First Nations Development Institute at (303) 774-7836 x210, or by email at

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