March 21 - Stephanie Clement
Park Partnerships: Advancing National Parks to the Next Century in Increasingly Difficult Times
Thursday, 4 PM, Aiken Center, Room 102
The history of national parks is rooted in philanthropy, and a strong tradition of private support for parks continues today. Friends organizations, cooperating associations, and thousands of volunteers contribute time, talents, and resources to advance the mission of the National Park Service and help preserve national parks for future generations. The role of national park partners is increasingly important as parks face budget cuts while trying to prepare for the next century. Policies that encourage philanthropy while protecting America's greatest assets are needed to ensure that park partnerships remain a vital contributor to America's "best idea" in the next century.
Stephanie Clement has been Conservation Director with Friends of Acadia since 1997. She develops and executes Friends' conservation programs in advocacy, policy, and planning. She serves as the primary contact with Acadia National Park staff for many Park policy initiatives and is Friends' principal liaison with community officials. She also staffs the Resource Protection, Advocacy, Wild Gardens, and Schoodic committees for Friends of Acadia and oversees the Ridge Runner program and Acadia Youth Technology Team. She holds an M.S. in Natural Resources Planning from the University of Vermont and a B.A. in Biology/Environmental Studies from Colby College.
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