The International Programs Forest Landscape Restoration team invites you to join our Forest Landscape Restoration Network (FLR Network) to connect globally with restoration practitioners and to facilitate the exchange of resources, information, and restoration stories to help the community grow and learn from each other. We are committed to creating a space where FLR leaders and other natural resource managers can gather virtually and exchange ideas.
FLR Alumni News and Upcoming Events
You’re Invited to Join Us!
The FLR Network team would love to invite you all to join us in celebrating the International Day of Forests along with our 3-year anniversary with a special webinar spotlighting some of our partners and the amazing work they do with mangrove restoration. “What Can Mangroves Do for You?” will be a panel discussion featuring representatives from Mozambique, Ghana, and Ecuador sharing their experiences in mangrove restoration and community engagement for coastal conservation and improved livelihoods.
The webinar is on 3/17/2023 at 0930 EST and will be broadcasted via Zoom.
Register for the webinar here!
Join the FLR Alumni Network on Facebook!
We are happy to announce the official launch of the Forest Landscape Restoration Network Facebook group! Please join our online community of restoration practitioners as we discuss current events, member success stories, and challenges we’re facing and engage with each other in real time over these different topics. The FLR Network admins also hope to disseminate resources through the Facebook group as well so we hope you will join in on the conversation.
Sharing Your Stories
The FLR Alumni Network will be a unique opportunity for members to discuss challenges and successes. In addition to recorded webinars, where select alumni will describe projects in detail and answer questions, this page will also allow participants to provide brief write-ups, share photos, and or provide interesting project status updates for the benefit of others.
Please submit your stories to Martin Wester, firstname.lastname@example.org.
FLR Network, GROWN, and the Beyond Trees Network: Urban Landscape Restoration and Equity, 4/22/2022
This virtual panel discussion includes presentations from Nancy Sonti and Sarah Hines with the USFS Baltimore Urban Field Station, Nicole Harmelin with Sociedad de Historia Natural Niparaja A.C., Mary Perpetua Kwakuyi with Goshen Global Vision, and Peepal Baba (once again) from the Give Me Tree’s Trust.
Recorded Webinar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKuDuJiR8uU
FLR Network and GROWN: New Ideas on Nurseries, Restoration, and Community Engagement, 10/21/2021
This virtual panel discussion includes presentations from Alison Holt, who gives some remarks on the GROWN network; Karma Bouazza, who discusses the Target Plant Concept and native nursery best practices; Bethanie Walder, who discusses SER’s mission and methodologies in building restoration capacity; and Jeremy Pinto, who discusses balancing the need for restoration with indigenous traditional ecological knowledge, science, and community.
English Recorded Webinar Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Rg6nmFosEU
French Recorded Webinar Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beewBXI16ns
Forest Restoration: A Path to Recovery and Well Being, 3/18/2021
This virtual panel discussion includes presentations from Craig Beatty of the World Wildlife Fund who provides a global update on restoration, Mireille Jazi of the Lebanon Reforestation Initiative who discusses gender and community engagement, and Peepal Boba, who discusses his experience with urban restoration in India.
English Recorded Webinar Link: https://youtu.be/it5WfQTp-Ng
Spanish Recorded Webinar Link: https://youtu.be/YYIg0D_cSU4
2020 International Seminar on Forest Landscape Restoration, 10/27/2020
This webinar includes presentations from Dr. Quddus of the Arannayk Foundation covering how their how Green Life project survived COVID, and Maje Egento of the Philippine Eagle Foundation covering their work in Davao City.
Recorded Webinar Link: https://youtu.be/cMg70UqNaNY