Rhode Island Land Trust Council
MassLand Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition

2-State Land Conservation Conference

Rhode Island & Massachusetts Land Conservation Conference

Save the Date: Friday & Saturday, March 19 - 20, 2021

Although we are not holding the 2021 RI Land & Water Conservation Summit due to COVID, RI Land Trust Council and Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition are hosting a 2-state Land Conservation Conference … offering new opportunities to learn from our neighbors.

7 land conservation workshop tracks:

  • Land Protection Tools & Techniques
  • Land Management & Stewardship
  • Legal, Tax and Compliance Issues
  • Climate Response
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Organization Management & Fundraising
  • Community Conservation (Insuring Land Conservation is Relevant to Our Communities)

Theme for the Conference:
“Building a Stronger Land Movement through Diversity, Equity and Inclusion”

Keynote speaker on Saturday, March 20: Carolyn Finney, author of Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors, and a scholar-in-residence at Middlebury College in Vermont.

It’s different this year:

  • We’re Going On-line, with a user-friendly platform for attending workshops, visiting exhibits and networking.
  • Workshops and speakers are spread over two days. Sessions will be recorded and available for people who attend for 3 months. Thus, when there are 2 workshops in the same session that you want to attend. You can attend one during the conference and watch the other one later.

Yet, we’re keeping what you like best about the RI Land & Water Conservation Summit:

  • Inspiring keynote speaker
  • Outstanding workshops with the latest information and best practices on all aspects of land conservation, stewardship, and land trust operations
  • Networking - Best opportunity of the year to connect with your land conservation colleagues across the state

Mark your calendars and plan to attend!

Conference Details & Registration opens in January.

Sponsors & Exhibitors Wanted! Sponsoring the conference or having an online exhibit booth is a great opportunity for businesses and organizations to connect with hundreds of community leaders in Rhode Island and Massachusetts who are passionate about land conservation.

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