October 10, 2022 | 10:00 ET / 16:00 CET / 19:30 IST

Launch of A Practical Guide to Integrated Landscape Management The Practical Guide to Integrated Landscape Management: A Roadmap for Building Landscape Partnerships

A Practical Guide to Integrated landscape Management

Commonland, Conservation International, EcoAgriculture Partners, Landscape Finance Lab, Rainforest Alliance, Tech Matters


Achieving Integrated Landscape Management (ILM) is nothing short of a challenge. It requires active participation and engagement from a diverse range of actors across a landscape and challenges land users with competing priorities, diverse interests and a range of histories and perspectives to reach consensus on a shared landscape vision and strategy. Though each landscape is unique, landscape partnerships all encounter common challenges in carrying out collaborative action. To make the process easier, more effective and more inclusive, Ecoagriculture Partner’s initiative, 1000 Landscapes for 1 Billion People, is proud to launch the Practical Guide to Integrated Landscape Management. This guide provides a generic, locally adaptable, conceptual process and practical guidance for carrying out ILM.

Join us on Monday, October 10th at 10am ET for the official launch of the Practical Guide to Integrated Landscape Management and hear from landscape leaders, Pati Ruiz Corso, Director of the Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda (Biosphere Reserve) in Mexico and Guilherme Dutra, Director of Conservation International-Brazil’s Marine Program, as they share their experiences building landscape partnerships and how this resource can help guide new landscape leaders in building their own. 




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Please contact Patricia Bon at pbon@ecoagriculture.org or Tom Derr at tderr@ecoagriculture.org with any questions about the event.




The 90-minute webinar will take place on Monday, October 10th at 10:00 ET / 16:00 CET / 19:30 IST. The event will be conducted in English. 

10:00 am – Welcome, What is 1000 Landscapes for 1 Billion People

Speaker: Sara Scherr, EcoAgriculture Partners

10:10 am – What is the Practical Guide to ILM and how it was developed

Speaker: Tom Derr, EcoAgriculture Partners

10:15 am – Getting started with the Practical Guide

Speaker: Louise Buck, EcoAgriculture Partners

10:40 am – Presentation about Sierra Gorda landscape. Pati Ruiz Corso will tell the story of the landscape through the lens of the Practical Guide. 

Speaker: Pati Ruiz Corso, Director of the Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda (Biosphere Reserve) in Mexico 

10:55 am – Presentation about Abrolhos seascape. Guilherme Dutra will tell the story of the land and seascape through the lens of the Practical Guide. 

Speaker: Guilherme Dutra, Director of the Marine Program, Conservation International-Brazil.

11:10 am – Discussion. Tom Derr, Program manager for 1000 Landscapes will moderate questions for the presenters. 

Speaker: Tom Derr, EcoAgriculture Partners

11:25 am – Closing remarks. 

Speaker: Tom Derr EcoAgriculture Partners




Louise Buck Dr. Buck has led EcoAgriculture Partners’ capacity-building work since our founding, developing and piloting training materials to improve leadership, multi-stakeholder facilitation, and technical abilities for integrated landscape leaders around the world. She is also a senior extension associate with the Department of Natural Resources at Cornell University, Louise leads the joint EcoAgriculture Partners-Cornell University Landscape Measures Initiative, and the Cornell Ecoagriculture Working Group. At Cornell she co-instructs cross-disciplinary courses that connect students with real-world problem-solving in integrated landscape initiatives.

Louise has designed and implemented curricula and courses aimed at building the leadership capacities of farmer and community leaders and development practitioners throughout her career with the Center for International Forestry Research, World Agroforestry Center, CARE, FAO, Cornell International Institute for Food, Agriculture and Development, USAID, The World Bank and other organizations.


Tom Derr is a Program Coordinator for the 1000 Landscapes for 1 Billion People (1000L) initiative, Tom Derr plays a lead role in fostering a “radical collaboration” for creating the enabling environment Landscape Partnerships need to meet their ambitions. He coordinates the many necessary elements to bring 1000L to life and make the effort more impactful and sustainable. A major part of Tom’s work is to develop partnerships with other organizations that will help the collaborative increase its reach and effectiveness. Additionally, Tom’s strategic planning assists the initiative’s positioning to be the transformation catalyst for landscape restoration worldwide.



Guilherme Dutra is the director of the marine program at Conservation International-Brazil, where he leads a series of initiatives to support the implementation and expansion of the Marine Protected Areas network in the Abrolhos region and other parts of Brazil. Since he started to work in Abrolhos, Dutra has coordinated efforts to increase the knowledge and recognition of the importance of its coral reefs, as well as to develop management solutions that can be replicated and influence marine conservation in the country. His work has contributed to the recognition of the national and international importance of Abrolhos, and to the creation of three other significant marine protected areas in the region – Corumbau, Canavieiras, and Cassurubá Marine Extractive Reserves – which are areas co-managed with local communities combining no-take and multiple use zones. In 2012 Guilherme was awarded by the Pew Fellows Program for Marine Conservation to support the expansion of the Abrolhos marine protected area network and stimulate the discussion on marine spatial planning in Brazil.​



Martha “Pati” Ruiz Corzo co founded the Sierra Gorda Ecological Group (GESG) in 1987. The GESG obtained the decree as a federally protected area a decade later. Creating a site managed by civil society was unique in Mexico. Ruiz Corzo was named Federal Director of the Reserve, where she remained the head until 2009, when she returned to the helm at GESG.

Her work has reoriented public spending and inter-agency cooperation to reach multiple stakeholders through the following programs: environmental education, the diversification of productive skills, solid waste management, regenerative practices in soils and forests, healthy food production, forest resource utilization, and community tourism.



Dr. Sara J. Scherr is an agricultural and resource economist, is a prominent voice globally in promoting the restoration of degraded lands. She founded the nonprofit EcoAgriculture Partners in 2002 to promote locally-led agricultural landscape transformation for food security, rural livelihoods and ecosystem services.

A leading innovator in agricultural landscape analysis, planning, policy and finance, she has supported landscape partnerships in Africa, Latin America, Asia and the U.S. and advised landscape programs worldwide. In 2011, she co-founded the global network “Landscapes for People, Food and Nature,” and in 2019 launched and now chairs the global collaborative “1000 Landscapes for 1 Billion People” to accelerate landscape regeneration worldwide. Sara serves on the Boards of Bioversity International-USA and Solutions from the Land and is a Fellow of the Evergreening Alliance. She also serves on numerous editorial and advisory boards, including those of Commonland and Food Tank, and is a member of the UN Food Systems Summit Action Track on Nature-Positive Production and co-lead for its Governance Action Area. Her research is widely published in scientific and policy literature.




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