2021 Connecticut Land Conservation Conference

June 8, 10, 15, & 17

Virtual Conference

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Voices from the Field: What is a Land Trust Now?

People need nature, now more than ever. The pandemic has underscored this fact. Communities across Connecticut and across the country are making land conservation a priority. Land trusts are essential to this effort.

Connecticut’s land trusts run the spectrum from small, all-volunteer community-based nonprofits to large organizations with professional staff. Decades ago, when the majority of the state’s land trusts were organized, their mission was clear: Protect and steward property with significant natural, cultural, and scenic resources for public benefit.

Today, as many land trust boards contemplate succession plans and organizational sustainability, they do so against a backdrop of climate change, racial injustice, and a global call to action to conserve the earth’s natural resources before it’s too late. With these and other issues around land and water continuing to evolve, so too must Connecticut’s land trusts — which is exciting and also challenging.

Join us for a series of interactive conversations designed for land trusts of all sizes, offering you insights and strategies on how land trusts are maneuvering through a changing world and reflecting on what it means to be a land trust now.


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June 8, 10, 15, & 17
Noon – 1:30pm

We hope you enjoyed this year's roundtables. Recordings and additional resources will be available soon. Check back later for more details!

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“Absolutely amazing! So many great ideas emerge not only from the workshops but also in talking with other partners from my region who are equally as energized and inspired by the day.”

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