Resources - Conserving Land by Staying Connected

As part of CLCC's virtual programmingConserving Land by Staying Connected and to continue to be responsive to the needs of Connecticut's land trust community, a compilation of documents, resources, and recordings of previous programs have been included below to best serve land trusts and conservation organizations at this time. 

Templates & Communications 

Sample COVID-19 Signage: 
Many land trusts have developed signage to encourage social distancing and acknowledge the increased use of their trails over the last few weeks.

Sample COVID-19 Policies & Announcements: A sampling of policies and announcements from land trusts specific to their preserve access and/or actions during COVID-19. 

Communications on Annual Meetings & Virtual Events:

Resources from the Land Trust Alliance: 

  • Conservation Stewardship in the Time of COVID (PDF included in files to download)
  • Board Governance in the Time of COVID (PDF included in files to download)
  • Financial Management in the Time of COVID (PDF included in files to download)
  • Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness (LTA Blog - May 18)

Resources from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission: 

  • Accreditation in the Time of COVD-19: Second Edition (PDF included in files to download)

Resources from the State of Connecticut: 


Resource Pages for Topical Programs from Conserving Land by Staying Connected: 

4/23/20 - Let's Recalibrate wtih Judy Anderson: Messaging, Fundraising and Engagement during COVID-19 >>

4/29/20 - CT Land Trusts Q&A Session with Land Trust Accreditation Commission >>

4/30/20 - What To Do If Your Events Are Cancelled with Judy Anderson >> 

5/7/20 - Board Governance during COVID-19 with Connie Manes >>

5/14/20 - Mergers for Land Trusts Q&A Session with Amy Paterson and Catherine Rawson >>

5/19/20 - Invasive Species Management Q&A Session with Jeff Ward and Kelsey Wentling >>

5/21/20 - Updating Your Stewardship Workplan with Connie Manes >>

5/28/20 - Video & Social Media Engagement with Katharine Lange >>

6/4/20 - Stewardship Funding with NRCS >>

More information on CLCC's upcoming Virtual Programming can be found here >>

If you have any resources you would like to share, please email Rebecca Dahl, CLCC's Program Coordinator >>