2016 Mass Land Conservation Conference Registration Open!

Please join us for the
2016 Mass Land Conservation Conference
“Managing for Success”
Convened by the Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition 
Saturday, April 2, 2016
8am – 4pm

Worcester Technical High School
One Skyline Drive, Worcester, MA 

Register here

This annual, day-long training and networking event provides an opportunity to participate in a full day of workshops and discussions that focus on fostering healthy communities in MA through land conservation. Join your colleagues in land conservation and acquire the information, skills, and connections you need to be most effective.

The conference is attended annually by land trust board members and  staff; parks administrators and advocates; federal, state and local government employees; planners; foresters, students, and philanthropists.

Continuing Education credits available: 5.75 credits from MA Forestry Licensing Board; [pending] Society of American Foresters, and [pending] American Institute for Certified Planners (AICP) 

Keynote Address: "How Nature Can Save Us"
Dr. M. Sanjayan

We live in the Anthropocene—the Age of Man—and not since cyanobacteria transformed the earth’s early atmosphere has one species, humans, had such an outsized influence on the diversity of life on our planet. How to go about saving nature in the human age is understandably challenging. But perhaps we have been asking the wrong question and it’s nature that can actually save us. Keynote speaker Dr. M. Sanjayan, a global conservation scientist and executive vice president at Conservation International, will discuss reframing conservation by making it about human wellbeing. He will talk about how human communities are helping nature thrive and how bringing people into the picture—that is, emphasizing that humans are a part of our world’s natural systems and not separate from them—complements traditional conservation tools such as protecting important natural areas.
Read about Dr. Sanjayan here.


Conference Information:


        Conference Program


        Printable Registration Form PDF
        Workshop Schedule PDF
        Workshop Descriptions PDF

        Speaker Biographies


        Conference Workshop Presentations and Handouts



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