Recently the ConservationNEXT Board of Directors converged on Santa Barbara to gather our thoughts about the next steps for ConservationNEXT. It was a great meeting of the minds, a wonderful opportunity for planning and provided much needed face time. That day we outlined a strategic plan and budget for the coming year and each renewed our commitment to this organization. Ironically and totally coincidentally the inspiration for ConservationNEXT, Terry Tempest-Williams, happened to be on her book tour passing through Santa Barbara on the last night of our meeting. Our group enjoyed the evening listening to readings from Terry's latest book Finding Beauty in a Broken World and all of the stories that inspired her latest publication. Terry took the time to talk with our group after the book signing and once again gave motivation and advice to our group.