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Collaborative Adaptive Management Network (CAMNet)

External Project Site: www.adaptivemanagement.net
Related: Environment and Natural Resources

The Collaborative Adaptive Management Network (CAMNet) is a network of scientists, resource managers, decision makers, citizens, and researchers that is dedicated to advancing the theory and practice of collaborative adaptive management, and to supporting those interested in applying CAM in specific program contexts.

In 2004, Meridian Institute co-founded CAMNet with Steve Light, Ph.D. Since that time, Meridian has managed and facilitated the network in partnership with a multi-stakeholder Core Advisory Group.

CAMNet’s signature event is the Annual Rendezvous, which brings together adaptive management practitioners from across the US and beyond to share lessons learned and advance the practice of collaboration and adaptive management. Meridian works with CAMNet’s Core Advisory Group and local hosts to plan, convene, and facilitate this gathering, and has conducted five place-based Rendezvous in the following locations:

  • Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, Colorado (2007)
  • Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Program, Everglades National Park, Florida (2008)
  • Platte River Recovery and Implementation Program, Kearney, Nebraska (2009)
  • Las Cienegas National Conservation Area, Tucson, Arizona (2010)
  • Keene, New Hampshire (2011)
  • Trinity River Restoration Program, Weaverville, CA (2014)
  • Joint Meeting of CAMNet and the Adaptive Management Conference Series, Lincoln, NE (2018)