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A photo of a young girl wearing rock climbing equipment -- a helmet, ropes and harness—stands on a rock boulder and listens to two instructors one of whom is holding a ropes

The Dixie National Forest partners with the Kwiyamuntsi Paiute Youth Camp and others to engage young people in learning cultural traditions, valuing natural and cultural resources, while connecting them to public lands within their traditional homeland. Photo credit: Arturo Garcia, Dixie National Forest, U.S. Forest Service

There are many opportunities to hone partnership skills.

The Collaboration and Partnership Training Resources page has a wide range of partnership training opportunities. 

AgLearn has online and instructor-led course that explore effective partnering, ethics and partnerships, tools for building effective national partnerships and others.

The National Forest Foundation website has good information:

The Conservation Connect page provides a learning network for community-based groups and Forest Service employees involved in collaborative stewardship on National Forest System lands.

  • Their Collaboration Tools Search allows users to enter keywords to search a wide range of links.
  • Their sign up link lets users sign up for events, including for the Partnership Peer Learning SessionsThese sessions, sponsored by the National Partnership Office, are part of a series designed for the Partnership Network, and offered in cooperation with the National Forest Foundation.
  • The free online course “Grant Proposal” can be found here.  The course addresses the history of grants along with how to research funds and write a proposal. 
  • The webinar “Building Partnership Opportunities to support Recreation Economy” (now available online) aims to promote collaboration amongst USDA Rural Development, U.S. Forest Service, National Institute for Food and Agriculture and their land grant university partners as well as expand the partnership to other stakeholders supporting recreation industry.  Some information from the webinar includes:
    • Webinar recording
    • The Field Staff Recreational Economy Resource Guide
    • Building Partnership to Support Recreation Economy
    • More information on Outdoor Recreation Initiative
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