25th Mass Land Conservation Conference a Great Success!

 25th Massachusetts Land Conservation Conference
Gaining Ground: Conserving Our Common Wealth

Convened by the Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition

When: Saturday, March 21, 2015 | 8am – 4pm
Where: Worcester Technical High School, One Skyline Drive, Worcester, MA

Foresters receive 5.75 MA Forestry Licensing Board continuing education credits!
Foresters receive up to 5.5 Society of American Foresters continuing education credits view here

American Institute for Certified Planners (AICP) receive CM and Law credits view here
with thanks for the generosity of the MA Chapter of American Planning Association

Conference Information: Download:
         Conference Program Get pdf
         Speaker Biographies Get pdf
        Printable Registration Form Get pdf

        Conference Workshop Schedule      

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        Conference Workshop Presentations and Handouts Go to Materials
 Worcester Telegram article on the conference Get article




Volunteer for the conference
We depend on the assistance of volunteers to make this conference a success! To volunteer for pre-conference, conference day, or post-conference activities, fill out the form here. Thank you!

Exhibit at the conference
Exhibitor space is filled. List of 2015 exhibitors
More details here.

Sponsor the 2015 conference
If you would like to be a sponsor, get details here.   Download the sponsor form here.

We are very grateful to the growing list of organizations who have already committed to sponsor the conference.

Benefactor Level:

                  The Trustees of Reservations                                Mass Audubon                                     

Conservator Level:
                  Land Trust Alliance                                              The Nature Conservancy
                  LandVest                                                            The Trust for Public Land

Steward Level:

Beals & Thomas Berkshire Natural Resources Council
Bowditch & Dewey Buzzards Bay Coalition
Epsilon Associates Essex County Greenbelt
Fields Pond Foundation Franklin Land Trust
Kestrel Land Trust Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust
Nantucket Conservation Foundation New England Forestry Foundation
Sudbury Valley Trustees The Compact of Cape Cod Conservation Trusts
The Conservation Fund Wildlands Trust









About the conference: This annual, day-long training and networking event provides land trust board members and  staff, parks administrators and advocates, colleagues from federal, state and local government agencies, students, and philanthropists 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.

MLTC is delighted to have U.S. Congressman James P. McGovern as keynote speaker; and MA Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Matthew Beaton, as speaker.

In 2015, the workshop tracks will be:
- Conserving Our Common Wealth & Emerging Issues
- Land Management & Stewardship
- Land Protection Tools & Techniques
- Legal, Tax & Compliance Matters
- Organizational Management & Fundraising
- Urban & Community Conservation

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