2016 Mass Land Conservation Conference - A Great Success!
Thank you for attending 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
More than 500 members of the land conservation community gathered at the Worcester Technical High School on Saturday for the 26th annual Mass Land Conservation Conference. Early feedback indicates that once again this annual gathering was a great success. There were opportunities to catch up with colleagues, hear the latest successful strategies, and enjoy the energy of a gathering of people sharing their enthusiasm for successful land conservation and management. Thanks to all our volunteers, workshop leaders, speakers, and our stellar plenary speaker, Dr. M. Sanjayan, who started the day with humor and inspiration. If you haven't done it already, please click here and let us know what you thought of the conference.
The conference is attended by land trust board members and staff; parks administrators and advocates; federal, state and local government employees; planners; foresters, students, and philanthropists.
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 Workshop Presentations and Handouts||Available Here|
|Printable Registration Form|
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!
Sponsor the 2016 conference
If you are interested in sponsoring this year's event, download the form here.
We are very grateful for the generosity of organizations who have committed to sponsor the conference!
|A.D. Makepeace Company||Land Trust Alliance|
|American Planning Association||The Nature Conservancy|
|Fields Pond Foundation||The Trust for Public Land|