Connecticut Land Conservation Council
New London County Land Trust Advancement Initiative
Keepers and Chuckers: Recordkeeping Management for Land Trusts
with Amanda Branson
Monday, July 15, 10am – 2pm (light lunch included)
CLCC, deKoven House, 27 Washington Street, Middletown, CT 06457
Space is limited to 15 participants.
RSVP to Amy at by June 24.
Do you wonder how you will ever get a handle on your records back log? Can you put your hands on critical governance and property records when you need them? Do you know what’s in your property files? Record keeping is essential for protecting your conserved lands. This workshop will include both a classroom style portion and a hands-on records sorting portion. Bring one or complete (i.e. everything you have) property record per person.
By the end of the workshop, you will gain understanding of the importance of sound record keeping, how to identify your critical records, and how to plan for getting your records protected for perpetuity. Leave with an organized property file to be your guide as you tackle your backlog.
About Amanda Branson, Executive Director, Naromi Land Trust — Amanda Branson is the first Executive Director of Naromi Land Trust. Naromi is the land trust in Sherman, CT, named for the Naromiyocknowhusunkatankshunk Brook. Naromi celebrated its fiftieth anniversary and was accredited in 2018. Naromi protects 12% of Sherman. Amanda is co-chair of SALT (Small Area Land Trusts), a network of conservation organizations in Northwest Connecticut and co-chair of CLCC’s Accredited Land Trust Working Group. Amanda led the Connecticut Records Project, a joint program of the Land Trust Alliance and the Connecticut Land Conservation Council that taught land trusts sound record-keeping practices through records audits, coaching, one-on-one support and workshops. Amanda provides services to land trusts throughout Connecticut on sound record-keeping practices, accreditation support, and building organizational strength. Previously, Amanda was a Program Manager for Rivers Alliance of Connecticut. Amanda has been working with non-profit organizations professionally since 2003.