Building Relationships for Transformation and Resilience
The goal is to build the relationships between professionals and their organizations that will support the environmental and social changes required for resilient lands and communities. We also want to increase collaboration in order to improve our collective ability to respond to challenges and rise to opportunities.
May 7–10, 2024
How do we meet the region’s time-sensitive climate needs while also investing in long-term solutions? Featuring speakers, workshops, peer-to-peer learning sessions, and field trips, the 2024 TOGETHER Conference will explore how regional collaboration can support both urgent needs and long-term transformation across three topics:
- Conserving and stewarding 50% of the Bay Area’s lands by 2050
- Building Tribal alliances and fostering right relations
- Securing significant and stable funding for the region
2023 Spring Conference Stats
conference volunteer leaders attended an online leadership training where we laughed our way through the lessons of yes/and, helping others be successful, and connection through humor, bravery, and vulnerability.
attendees connected with a buddy who they met at the conference as part of our community building program.
attendees went on one of nine field trips hosted by a TOGETHER Bay Area member.
To see what TOGETHER Conferences are like, check out the agenda, speakers, sponsors and more from the 2023 Conference.
We co-host field trips with our member organizations to learn, brainstorm, problem solve, and increase regional coordination. Lunch is served in order to encourage relationship building and power creative thinking about today’s challenges and opportunities.
- Examples of field trip discussion topics include:
- Balancing habitat conservation with public access
- Restoration of natural and cultural resources
- Managing natural areas for wildfire risk and outdoor recreation
- Opening new parks to visitors while prioritizing equitable access
We convene a three-part event series every fall to showcase TOGETHER Bay Area member organizations’ projects and programs while highlighting the value of this coalition. Members share presentations to give a big-picture view on what’s happening around the region on a variety of topics. And we offer opportunities to meet and connect with peers from around the region.
Our Policy Committee meets regularly to advocate effectively towards our policy priorities through a collaborative and equity-centered approach. All TOGETHER Bay Area members are invited to participate in the Policy Committee. Policy Committee meetings are venues for learning, community building, joy, and mobilizing for shared goals. Learn more
Wildfire Data Working Group
The wildfire paradigm is shifting to adapt to the climate crisis, and TOGETHER Bay Area members are on the front lines of that shift. As hundreds of thousands of acres of the Bay Area have burned recently in wildfires, our members are in a constant cycle of research and innovation as we learn to live with fire on the landscape. Collecting and analyzing data to support this paradigm shift is key. Since the spring of 2021, TOGETHER Bay Area has been convening a working group of data compilers to learn from one another, share information, and build our regional understanding of the impacts of fire on the land.
Watch recordings of past sessions