2019 Connecticut Land Conservation Conference

35th Annual
Connecticut Land Conservation Conference

Saturday, March 23, 2019
8:30am - 5:00pm (followed by post-event reception)
Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 

Registration is closed!

Conference program available here >>
Registration brochure available here >>

Workshop descriptions available here >>
Workshop Schedule available here >>
Conference Handouts available here >>

Thank you 2019 Sponsors >>

We look forward to seeing you on March 23, 2019 for CLCC's 35th annual Connecticut Land Conservation Conference - a full day of educational workshops and peer-to-peer networking for those interested in land conservation, followed by an informal reception with friends and colleagues from across the state.


  7:30 am - Registration and Continental Breakfast
  8:30 am - Plenary Session:  
                   Welcome Address

                   Awards Ceremony
                   Plenary Conversation
10:00 am - Break
10:30 am - Workshop Session A (90-minutes)
12:00 pm - Lunch
  1:15 pm - Workshop Session B (75-minutes)
  2:30 pm - Break
  2:45 pm - Workshop Session C (75-minutes)
  4:00 pm - Break
  4:15 pm - Workshop Session D (45-minutes)
  5:00 pm - Reception

Parking, Shuttle Information & Campus/Building Map

Carpooling is encouraged! The Wesleyan campus map is available HERE >>. The primary conference location can be seen in section P-9. Download a map of the workshop buildings HERE >>.

Parking for Attendees: Vine Street Parking Lot (Lot V) next to tennis courts and Lot A on College Street. Shuttle service from Lot V to the Usdan Center will be available from 7:30am - 9:30am. Return service will be available at the conclusion of the Annual Conference.

Parking for Presenters and Sponsors:  Wyllys Avenue E Lots. Parking is first come, first serve. If you need special parking accommodations, please contact Amy Paterson at abpaterson@ctconservation.org.

Internet Access at Wesleyan

Using Wesleyan’s computers (for faculty only):

To use a Wesleyan computer in the classroom:
Guest username: ctlcc-1
Guest password: BNGM5gC7cG

Wesleyan Wifi:

For personal devices (smartphones, laptops, tablets etc.) wifi access is through a self-serve registration portal.  Connect to the “wes-guest” wireless network; you will then be prompted to fill out a registration form and then wifi access will be granted.

Plenary Session Conversation - Getting Land Conservation into the Room Where it Happens

Governor Lamont made it clear in his inaugural address that as a fan of Hamilton he is glad to now be in the “room where it happens” and that he would not be “throwing away his shot.” The Governor’s outlook offers a fresh opportunity to discuss your and CLCC’s vision for accelerating the pace of land conservation in Connecticut over the next four years. Bring your questions and ideas to this interactive conversation about getting land conservation into the room where it happens.

Featured Speaker: CT DEEP Commissioner Katie Dykes.

Attention Foresters! Certified Forest Practitioner CEU’s have been assigned to the 2019 CLCC Conference. 

Bring a certificate of attendance (attached below) to the Conference and CLCC Executive Director Amy B. Paterson will certify your participation at the end of the day. Please make sure to sign the Certified Forest Practitioner's registration form at the Registration table when you check into the conference in the morning. Any questions, please contact Cristina Hayden at chayden@ctconservation.org.

Download a Conference Brochure

The 2019 Conference brochure is now available for download. Find it here >>.

Workshop Descriptions Now Available

The 2019 Conference workshop descriptions are available! Read the updated workshop descriptions here >>

Faculty Bios

Find the 2019 Conference Faculty Bios here >>

Congratulations to the 2019 Diana Atwood Johnson OSWA Photo Contest Winners

Congratulations to Shelley Harms for her winning photo, and to runners up, David Heg and Gina White! See the photos and read about the OSWA properties here.

Join us as a 2019 Conference Sponsor

Be a part of something special! Get your organization or business out in front of the state's largest annual full-day, land conservation gathering. Details here >>

Special Lodging Rates for Conference Attendees 

Two great lodging choices this year! For the Inn at Middletown use promo code CTLand when booking online or use CT Land Conservation Council if you reserve by phone at 860-854-6300. The cut-off for the special rate is February 22, 2019.  The Quality Inn - Cromwelll features discounted accomodations for conference attendees which include a choice of king or queen beds. Reserve online or call  860-310-4000.

2019 Conference Sneak Peek Now Available

The 2019 Conference features 8 subject matter tracks, 53 workshops, and more. Check out our 2019 Sneak Peek here >>.

Seeking Nominations - 2019 Excellence in Conservation Awards - CLOSED

The Connecticut Land Conservation Council is seeking nominations for its Excellence in Conservation Awards.

Submissions must be received by February 19, 2019. Details here >>. 

Announcing the 2019 Call for Presentations  - CLOSED!  Thanks to all who submitted proposals!

Submit your proposal for the 2019 Connecticut Land Conservation Council Conference. Details here >> To submit your proposal, click here.  Deadline is November 5th!


Thank you 2019 Connecticut Land Conservation Conference Sponsors

 ~ Conference Patron



New! Sponsor workshops!

Specialty demonstrations and custom workshops that you won't want to miss ... Featuring the following sponsors ~

Little Green Light



~ Conservation Partners

Aquarion Water Company     Audubon Connecticut    

Connecticut Forest & Park Association    

Housatonic Valley Association    Land Trust Alliance    

The Nature Conservancy     The Trust for Public Land


Denali     Lawrence J. Lunden Foundation


Connecticut Audubon Society    Connecticut Council of Trout Unlimited    

CT DEEP - Division of Forestry     CT Fund for the Environment/Save the Sound    

Connecticut Resource Conservation & Development Environmental Review Team

Connecticut River Gateway Commission     Deep River Snacks     Highstead Foundation     

L.L. Bean     Rockfall Foundation


Connecticut Association of Conservation Districts     Connecticut Farm Bureau Association

Connecticut Gardener Magazine   

                 Farmington River Watershed Association     New England Forestry Foundation                           

New England Mountain Bike Association    Offices of Keith R. Ainsworth, Esq., LLC           

USDA-NRCS     Working Lands Alliance   



 ~ Service Providers

Blue Earth Compost     Cooper, Whitney & Francois

    Danosky & Associates     Farm Credit East     Manes Consulting, LLC


The Conservation Fund     Meadow Site Services


Anne Penniman Associates LLC     The Conserve-A-Nation Insurance Program by Alliant Insurance    

Fitzgerald & Halliday     Kerin & Fazio, LLC    

SWCA Environmental Consultants     The Trail Building Company   


Capitol Consulting     Connwood Foresters     Flanagan Associates   

Murtha Cullina, LLP     R.P. McDermott Associates, Inc.    

Stewart Appraisal Services     Vineyard Consulting



   ~ Land Trusts

Burlington Land Trust


Middlesex Land Trust


Aspetuck Land Trust     Avalonia Land Conservancy

Connecticut Farmland Trust     Cornwall Conservation Trust

Darien Land Trust     East Haddam Land Trust    

Greenwich Land Trust     Groton Open Space Association  

  Joshua's Trust         Redding Land Trust    

Weantinoge Heritage Land Trust


Berlin Land Trust     Bolton Land Trust     Clinton Land Conservation Trust

Colchester Land Trust     East Granby Land Trust     Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust  

   The Goshen Land Trust     Granby Land Trust     Great Meadows Conservation Trust

 Guilford Land Conservation Trust     Haddam Land Trust

          Kent Land Trust    Litchfield Land Trust     Middlebury Land Trust

Naromi Land Trust     Northern Connecticut Land Trust

Roxbury Land Trust     Salem Land Trust    Salisbury Association Land Trust

Shelton Land Conservation Trust   Southington Land Trust     Steep Rock Association

Warren Land Trust     Wintonbury Land Trust



~Reception Sponsors~

Broad Brook Brewing Company     Kinsmen Brewing Company    

Thimble Island Brewery     Two Roads Brewing Company

Cato Corner Farm    Hopkins Vineyard



~Musical Guests~

Reelin' Away