In ecology, a keystone species is one with a disproportionate influence on its environment. The Keystone Project seeks to train those people with a disproportionate influence on their community. Each spring UMass hosts an intensive, 3-day retreat style training for community opinion leaders. In return, those trained, called Keystone Cooperators, return to their community and commit to advancing forest and wildlife conservation in project of their choosing. Learn more about the Keystone Project.
This April 12-15, the Keystone Project graduated it’s 29th class of Keystone cooperators. See a list of the Keystone Class of 2018. We look forward to the great impact this group of influential community leaders will have on conservation!