2015 Mass Land Conservation Conference Materials


Plenary Speakers

    Congressman James P. McGovern
    MA Secretary of Energy & Environmental Affairs Matthew Beaton

   All Speakers Biographies
 

# Workshop Download Materials
1A

Young Guns Discuss the Future of Land Conservation in Massachusetts

- Mark Robinson, The Compact of Cape Cod Conservation Trusts;

  Jessica Whritenour, Falmouth Land Trust; Mike Leavitt,

  Berkshire Natural Resources Council; Sara Wells,

  Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust

1A-Montage
1B

Farmland Access & Transfer: Opportunities for Land Trusts

- Kathryn Ruhf, Land for Good; Darci Shofield, Trust for Public Land

 
1C

Managing Habitat Restoration & Visitor Impacts at Weir Hill
- Russell Hopping, The Trustees of Reservations;

  Joel Carlson, Northeast Forest & Fire Management;

  Kate Sullivan, Northeast Forest & Fire Management

 
1D Future Forests: Climate Change & Forest Restoration
- Colin Novick, Greater Worcester Land Trust;
  Julie Richburg, The Trustees of Reservations
 1D-Presentation
1E

Land Conservation 101: Where Do I Start?

- Charlie Wyman, Mass Audubon;
  Jennifer Ohop, Opacum Land Trust

1E-Handout
1F

Troubleshooting Land Negotiations

- Bob Wilber, Mass Audubon;

  Rob Warren, The Trustees of Reservations

 
1G

Amending CRs
- Jonathan Bockian, Law Office of Jonathan Bockian;

  David Santomenna, The Trustees of Reservations

1G-AmendingCRs

1G-Presentation

1G-Presentation2

1H

CRs not Approved by EEA- Perpetual & Enforceable?
- Deborah A. Eliason, Attorney; Irene DelBono, MA EEA

1H-Presentation

1H-Handouts

1i

Pipeline Strategies & Article 97 Lands

- Leigh Youngblood, Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust;

  Arthur Bergeron, Mirick O'Connell; David J. Singer, Attorney

1i-Presentation
1i-Handouts
1J

Grants From Both Sides Now: Grant Makers & Grant Seekers Discuss

- Ellen Gugel, Grants & More; 

  Pamela B. Kane, Greater Worcester Community Foundation; 

  Katie White, Conservation Law Foundation;

  Bill Hinckley, MA Environmental Trust

1J-PresentationA

1J-PresentationB
 

1K

Xs, Ys, Boomers & Traditionalists: Engaging Four Generations of Volunteers

- Illene Roggensack, Third Sector Innovations

1K-Presentation

1K-Handout

1L

Exploring Health Benefits of Greening Urban Landscapes

- Katy Walker, Health Effects Institute;

  Peter James, Harvard School of Public Health;

  Wig Zamore, Somerville Transportation Equity Partnership

1L-Presentation

1L-Handout

1M

Techniques for Engaging Urban Youth in Conservation & the Outdoors
- Samantha Lyon, Thompson Island Outward Bound; TBA

 
2A

Rebuild Local Food System & Conserve our Communities

- Jamie Pottern, Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust;

  Cynthia Henshaw, East Quabbin Land Trust; 

  Cathy Wirth, The Trustees of Reservations

 

 

2B

Making Resiliency Relevant: Climate-Savvy Strategic Planning
- Sarah Wells, North Quabbin Regional Landscape Partnership;

  Chris Merritt, Sasaki Associates; Maggie Owens,

  MassLIFT AmeriCorps

 
2D

New Visions for Integration of Forest Management & Land Protection

- Robert Perschel, New England Forestry Foundation; Kathy Fallon

  Lambert, Harvard Forest; Lisa Vernegaard, Sudbury Valley Trustees

 
2E

Land Management, Stewardship & Outreach Using Web Mapping Technologies

- Jason Stanton, Montachusett Regional Planning Commission; 

  Angela Sirois-Pitel, The Nature Conservancy

2E-PresentationA

2E-PresentationB

2F

Plan for Resilience: Prioritization & Conservation Tools
- Andy Finton, The Nature Conservancy; Valerie Massard, Mass Audubon;

  Christa Collins, Sudbury Valley Trustees;

  Dan Stimson, Sudbury Valley Trustees

2F-PresentationA

2F-PresentationB

2G

EEA Partnerships & Funding Opportunities

- Melissa Cryan, MA EEA; Celia Riechel, MA EEA

2G-Presentation

2G-PresentationPDF

2H

Mock Trial of a CR Violation

- Elizabeth Wroblicka, Esq; William Constable, Lincoln Land Trust;

  Ray Lyons, Attorney; Rob Warren, The Trustees of Reservations;

  Sally Loomis, Hilltown Land Trust

2H-Handout
2i

The Nitty Gritty of CRs, Step by Step

- Irene DelBono, MA EEA

 
2J

Got Land? Creative Ways to Promote Properties & Engage Supporters

- Ryan Mann, Westport Land Trust; Mary Williamson, Essex County  

  Greenbelt

2J-Presentation
2K Conservation Leadership: A Small Group of Committed Citizens CAN Change the World
- Kathy Sferra, Stow Conservation
 
2L

Escaping the Four Walls: Urban Hiking & the East Side Trail- Outdoor Hike
- Colin Novick, Greater Worcester Land Trust; Gene Tivnan, Beals &

  Thomas

 
2M

Park Equity & the Role of Urban Greenways

- Brad Buschur, Groundwork Lawrence; Nina Brown, Brown,

  Richardson & Rowe

 
3B

Personal Stories: How & Why We Do Conservation

- Leslie Luchonok, Environmental/ Community Consultant

3B-Handout
3C

Field Management: A Look at Managing Fields for Wildlife Habitat
- Laura Mattei, Sudbury Valley Trustees; Russ Hopping, The

  Trustees of Reservations; Amanda Weise, New England Wild

  Flower Society

 
3D

Using Ecological Integrity & Conductance to Prioritize Land for Conservation

- Scott Jackson, UMASS Amherst

3D-Presentation
3E

Understanding the Ch. 61 Programs & Their Role in Conservation
- Paul Catanzaro, UMASS Amherst; Jennifer Fish, MA EEA, 

  Department of Conservation & Recreation

 
3F

Today's Topics in Conservation Law

- Moderator: Buzz Constable, Lincoln Land Conservation Trust

  Panelists: Irene DelBono, MA EEA; Kathy Orlando, Attorney; 

  Jonathan Bockian, Law Office of Jonathan Bockian; Brian Beaton,

  Bowditch & Dewey

3F-Handout
3G

2015 Property Tax Exemption Primer

- Ray Lyons, Attorney; Nikki McKoon, Mass Audubon

3G-Handouts(5)

3G-Presentation

3H

Analyzing your Fundraising Special Events: Cash Cow or Sinkhole?

- Illene Roggensack, Third Sector Innovations

3H-Handout
3i

88 Ways to Make Your Land Trust Stronger

- Kevin Case, Land Trust Alliance; Jen Ohop, Opacum Land Trust

 
3J

Planting Trees to Save Energy, Reduce Stormwater & Improve Neighborhoods

- Mat Cahill, MA EEA; Celia Riechel, MA EEA, Bob O'Connor, MA EEA

 
3K

Land Legacy & Key Sites Public Land Management and Stewardship

- Jonathan Regosin, MA Division of Fisheries & Wildlife; 

  Craig MacDonnell, MassWildlife