Setting sun on the horizon of rolling tallgrass prairie hills
Tallgrass Prairie Sunset at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve near Strong City, Kansas. © Ryan Donnell

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Large Landscape Conservation

Kansas City

Join The Nature Conservancy and Kansas City Public Library as they host Jim Levitt in a conversation about large landscape conservation in the modern age.

Discussion will include issues central to the Great Plains and how conservation challenges affect places like the Flint Hills.

Jim Levitt is director of the Program on Conservation Innovation at the Harvard Forest, Harvard University, which is based in Petersham, Massachusetts. He also serves as the Associate Director for Land Conservation at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In addition, he holds ongoing fellowships at the Harvard Kennedy School and at Highstead, a non-profit organization advancing land conservation in New England.

Levitt’s work focuses on landmark innovations in the field of land and biodiversity conservation (both present-day and historic) that are characterized by five traits: novelty and creativity in conception; strategic significance; measurable effectiveness; international transferability; and the ability to endure.

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