CLCC Conservation Policy Summit: What will it take to reach CT's conservation goals?

Date: Wednesday, October 8
Time: 6:00 - 8:30pm (6:00 - 6:30pm networking and snacks; 6:30-8:30pm discussion)
Location: Connecticut Forest & Park Assn., 16 Meriden Rd., Rockfall, CT 06481
Facilitator: Karl Wagener, Executive Director, Connecticut Council on Environmental Quality
Cost: Free (light refreshments provided; BYO brown bag dinners encouraged!)
Experience Level: All
Connecticut has set a goal of conserving 21 percent of the state's land area by 2023. That goal includes 10% by the state and 11% by "others":  land trusts and other nonprofit organizations, municipalities and water utilities.  

How are we doing?  
According to the Council on Environmental Quality's Annual Report, the state is not even close to being on track to achieving that goal!

So, with that challenge, what will it take for the state to reach its conservation goals?
In this facilitated discussion, a panel comprised of representatives of a Connecticut land trust, conservation commission, water company and DEEP will share their thoughts on what they perceive to be the biggest challenges to accomplishing Connecticut's land conservation goals and how we may be able to address some of those challenges through policy, legislation or other means.  

Your participation is key!
Please come prepared to share your thoughts on the issues that are critical to your land conservation work (e.g., you may not be thinking about acquiring more land, you may be more concerned about stewardships costs, volunteer recruiting, sustaining your organization into the future, etc.).  Your input to this session will be important to developing CLCC's annual conservation agenda.