April 5, 2021
1pm - 2pm EST
USNC EC members present:
Christopher Dunn, Chair
Frank Hawkins, ex officio
Kaia Boe, IUCN-DC
Debbie Good, IUCN-DC
John Robinson, Councillor
Bonnie Wyper (Thinking Animals United), Membership & Communications subcommittee
Agenda and Notes:
1. USNC website presentation
B. Wyper provided a status update on the USNC website. Several pages need to be revised or edited.
A “ground rules” document (what kinds of documents, information, news, events, etc. are appropriate) is being drafted for Executive Committee approval.
Blogs can be included, with space for comments, but will need to be moderated or reviewed.
Editorial schedule needs to be developed.
Executive Committee meeting notes, Annual Report, and governance documents should be posted.
2. Canada Committee possible collaborations
North American gathering to elevate and advance inclusive career pathways in conservation.
year long, youth expedition from the Arctic to the Mexican border to raise awareness of the impacts of climate change and biodiversity loss.
MOU regarding rotating participation on Global Group has been finalized.
H. Hamilton and D. Reynolds offered to assist with agenda for meeting with Canada Committee.
3. Bruno Oberle: preparation for June 3 meeting with USNC membership
Format of the meeting discussed, along with developing questions in advance.
Pre-registration numbers looking favorable.
4. Continued members’ skepticism regarding in-person component of WCC
Will be topic of discussion during meeting with B. Oberle.
5. Recurring costs to operate USNC (re: financial support request from IUCN-US)
Some funds budgeted by US office
Future funding only if funds available
6. Proposed “get acquainted” meeting of USNC EC and IUCN-US board
Favorably received by both EC and US board
Will be scheduled.
Also, some US member organizations wish to meet with EC on specific matters.
7. Updates from Council and DC office
8. Other business