The Salazar Center for North American Conservation honors the legacy of former U.S. Secretary of Interior, U.S. Senator, and Colorado Attorney General Ken Salazar. Announced in 2016, the Center began operation in 2018. Through convening, communications, national engagement, and interdisciplinary cooperation, the Center seeks to address some of the 21st century’s most challenging conservation issues, including habitat connectivity across political borders, urban conservation and engaging new and diverse voices in conservation policy development. Its efforts also include leadership training and developing of incentives for measurable conservation impact. The Salazar Center is housed within the School of Global Environmental Sustainability (SoGES) at Colorado State University, which supports a comprehensive program of sustainability research, education, and outreach. SoGES is home to more than 100 affiliated faculty members who make up a dynamic ecosystem of scholars pursuing solutions to the environmental, social, and economic challenges that must be overcome to achieve sustainability. Learn more at sustainability.colostate.edu/centers/salazar-center.
The inaugural Program Director will develop and oversee the programmatic initiatives of The Salazar Center, working closely with the Center’s Director and staff to engage the world’s leading experts in conservation, and the sciences relevant to conservation, in an ongoing process of trans-disciplinary dialogue, assessment and problem solving. S/he will help to design and implement programs that join public and private-sector stakeholders and researchers in the co-generation of knowledge and the design of new approaches and strategies for effective conservation in the face of significant and ongoing environmental and societal challenges.