Massachusetts Land Conservation Conference - Past Conferences


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2016 Mass Land Conservation Conference
“Managing for Success”

The conference on Saturday was a great success with 520 attendees!
Thank you to our sponsors, our speakers, our volunteers —
all who contributed to making this event such a success!

Watch the Plenary Session here
Plenary Speakers:
-Marylynn Gentry, Mass Land Trust Coalition, Executive Director
-Andrew Bowman, Land Trust Alliance, President
-Dr. M. Sanjayan, "How Nature Can Save Us",Conservation International, Executive Vice President, Senior Scientist

 

Conference Information:

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      Conference Workshop Presentations and Handouts Available Here
        Conference Program PDF

        Brochure

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        Printable Registration Form PDF
        Workshop Schedule PDF
        Workshop Descriptions PDF

 

We are very grateful for the generosity of our sponsors!

Benefactor Level:

The Trustees Mass Audubon

Conservator Level:

A.D. Makepeace Company Land Trust Alliance
American Planning Association The Nature Conservancy 
Fields Pond Foundation The Trust for Public Land

Steward Level:

Berkshire Natural Resources Council LandVest 
Bowditch & Dewey Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust
Buzzards Bay Coalition Nantucket Conservation Foundation
Durand & Anastas Environnmental Strategies New England Forestry Foundation
Epsilon Associates, Inc. Sudbury Valley Trustees
Essex County Greenbelt The Compact of Cape Cod Conservation Trusts
Franklin Land Trust The Conservation Fund
Kestrel Land Trust Wildlands Trust

 

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2015 Massachusetts Land Conservation Conference 
25th Annual Event
Gaining Ground: Conserving Our Common Wealth

 
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

 

The 2015 workshop tracks:
- 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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 2014 Massachusetts Land Conservation Conference
Healthy Land – Healthy Communities

 

The conference on Saturday was a great success with 550 attendees!
Dr Eric Chivian delivered a rousing keynote address inspiring to all.
Thank you to our sponsors, our speakers, our volunteers —
all who contributed to making this event such a success!

 

Conference Information Download

        Conference Day Program           

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        Speakers' Biographies Get pdf
        Exhibitors      Get pdf
        Workshop Handouts/Presentations  Go to Materials

 

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.

The 2014 Massachusetts Land Conservation Conference was convened by the Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition. With special thanks to our sponsor organizations.

 

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2013 MASS LAND CONSERVATION CONFERENCE
 

23rd Massachusetts Land Conservation Conference
What's a Green Future Worth?  From rural Landscapes to City Parks
Saturday, March 23, 2013 – Worcester, MA
Conference Brochure available here

Plenary Speaker:  Catherine Tumber, author of Small, Gritty, and Green: The Promise of America’s Smaller Industrial Cities in a Low-Carbon World (MIT Press, 2012)

About the conference: This annual, day-long training and networking event provides land trust board members, staff, volunteers, municipal commission members and others interested in land conservation with the information, skills, and connections they need to be most effective.

The 2013 conference theme of Working Lands: Farms, Forests and Conservation focused on the sustainability of our communities for current and future generations.

The 2013 workshop tracks:
- Benefits of Land Conservation
- Emerging Issues & Special Topics
- Land Management & Stewardship
- Land Protection Tools & Techniques
- Legal, Tax and Compliance Matters
- Organizational Management & Fundraising
- Urban Conservation & Greening
Conference workshop materials here

The 2013 Massachusetts Land Conservation Conference was co-convened by the Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition and The Trustees of Reservations' Putnam Conservation Institute.

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2012 MASS LAND CONSERVATION CONFERENCE
 

22nd Massachusetts Land Conservation Conference
Working Lands: Farms, Forests and Conservation
Saturday, March 24, 2012 – Worcester, MA
Register now at MassConservation.org
Conference Brochure available here

Plenary Speaker:  Gary Hirschberg, Chairman, President and CE-Yo of Stonyfield Farm

About the conference: This annual, day-long training and networking event provides land trust board members, staff, volunteers, municipal commission members and others interested in land conservation with the information, skills, and connections they need to be most effective.

The 2012 conference theme is Working Lands: Farms, Forests and Conservation with a focus on farm and forest stewardship, hot topics in agriculture such as renewable energy, and community-based garden and farm projects.

Proposals should address agriculture and conservation work in the rural, suburban and urban context, and / or subjects that fit into one of the seven topical tracks below.

In 2012, the workshop tracks are:
- Community Conservation
- Emerging Issues & Special Topics
- Food, Farms &Conservation
- Land Management & Stewardship
- Land Protection Tools & Techniques
- Legal, Tax and Compliance Matters
- Organizational Management & Fundraising
Conference workshop materials here

If you have questions about the submission process please contact Kathy McGrath (978-443-2233; kmcgrath@massland.org) or Miriam Scagnetti at (978-840-4446 x1935; mscagnetti@ttor.org).

The Massachusetts Land Conservation Conference is co-convened by the Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition and The Trustees of Reservations' Putnam Conservation Institute.

Final Brochure 2012.pdf (1.93 MB)

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2011 Massachusetts Land Conservation Conference

Over 450 of your colleagues and friends attended the 21st Massachusetts Land Conservation Conference on March 26th. The conference offered 30 workshops for land trust volunteers and staff, open space committee and conservation commission members, agency staff, elected officials, watershed associations and anyone else committed to land conservation in Massachusetts. The 2011 Conference Theme was "Climate Change and Land Conservation" with a focus on raising awareness about climate change and ways in which land conservation and stewardship can contribute to mitigation and adaptation.

Thanks for their inspiring presentations to keynote speaker H. Curtis Spaulding, New England Region Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency; and plenary speaker Richard K. Sullivan, Jr., new Secretary of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Please join us in congratulating Jim Lentowski, Executive Director of the Nantucket Conservation Foundation. Jim received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Land Trust Alliance for his 40 years with the Foundation.

And special thanks to the workshop presenters and volunteers who made this day possible.

View the 2011 conference brochure and list of workshops. Check out the 2011 MLCC Program here.

As always, visit www.MassLand.org for even more tools and resources to help you conserve the Massachusetts landscape.

Conference materials available for download here.
 

This conference is convened by the Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition and The Trustees of Reservations’ Putnam Conservation Institute. It is co-sponsored by Mass Audubon, The Nature Conservancy, The Trust for Public Land, and the Land Trust Alliance.

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2010 Massachusetts Land Conservation Conference

Governor Patrick Spoke at Mass Land Conservation Conference!

View article on Governor's speech.

Close to 500 conservation practitioners came to gether to learn the nuts and bolts of what it takes to conserve land for everyone, forever. Novice and long-time conservationists attended a wide array of workshops on the legal, financial, political and social realities of land conservation. If you couldn't attend in 2010, be sure to mark your calendars for March 26, 2011.

Co-sponsored by Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition and The Trustees of Reservations' Putnam Conservation Institute

30+ workshops for everyone interested in protecting Massachusetts landscapes and landmarks. View 2010_conference workshops

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2009 Massachusetts Land Conservation Conference

Close to 500 members of the land conservation community attended the 19th annual Massachusetts Land Conservation Conference. The largest statewide land trust training day in the nation, this event is open to anyone interested in land conservation - Land Trust Board Members, Volunteers and Staff; CPA Committees, Open Space Committees, Conservation Commissioners, Municipal Employees, Students, etc. More than 30 workshops on all aspects of land conservation work, including a full-day "Boot Camp" specifically for land trust board members, were presented.

 View the Conference Brochure with detailed descriptions of all workshops.