Connecticut Land Conservation Conference

Tentatively scheduled for March 22, 2025

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Conference Sneak Peek

The Connecticut Land Conservation Conference provides dynamic training and networking opportunities for the land conservation community.

CLCC is excited to announce the 2024 Conference Sneak Peek*. With 57 workshops and roundtables, the 2024 conference will cover a variety of topics and discussions for the land conservation community.

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Land Protection & Conservation Funding

  • Agricultural Conservation Funding Opportunities - State and Federal Programs (75 minutes)
  • Land Trust Law School (75 minutes)
  • Protecting Drinking Water Sources: A GIS Tool to Rank Priority Areas in CT (75 minutes)
  • Accessing Federal Funding through Collaboration (75 minutes)
  • Lassoing the Transformative Power of Strategic Conservation Planning (75 minutes)
  • Nuts and Bolts of Land Transactions (101 Series) (75 minutes)
  • Advanced Topics in Land Conservation (75 minutes)
  • State Land Acquisition Funding Source Lightning Round (75 minutes)
  • Proposal Lab: NFWF Funding Opportunities for CT Land Trusts (75 minutes)
  • Model Conservation Easement (45 minutes)
  • Miyawaki Forests in Bridgeport:  The First in Connecticut (45 minutes)

Stewardship — Climate & Nature-Based Solutions

  • Tools for Protecting and Restoring Riparian Areas - Rivers' Natural Protection (75 minutes)
  • Climate Smart Forestry across Connecticut's Urban to Rural Landscape Gradient (75 minutes)
  • Pollinators and their Neighborhoods (75 minutes)
  • Implementing Climate-Smart Stewardship on Your Land (75 minutes)
  • Protecting the Wildlife in your Woodlands (75 minutes)
  • Controlling Beech Leaf Disease on Land Trust Properties:  A Landscape-scale Effort to Protect and Preserve CT's Beeches (75 minutes)
  • Improving Stewardship with Satellite and Aerial Technology:  Explore the Alliance Toolkit (75 minutes)
  • Agroforestry for Land Trusts and Landowners in Connecticut (45 minutes)
  • The Land has a Story to Tell (45 minutes)
  • Understanding Old-Growth Forest Characteristics (45 minutes)

Accessing & Engaging with the Land

  • Property Features Mapping with the Avenza App (75 minutes)
  • Forest Therapy to Promote Wellness and Build Community (75 minutes)
  • Making the Most of Your Municipal & Land Trust Farmland with CT Farmlink (75 minutes)
  • Black AF Farming: Sociocultural Perceptions of Black Farmers Navigating the Idealistic and Reality (75 minutes)
  • From Tragedy to Triumph:  Healing Ourselves, Our Soil, and Our Communities (75 minutes)
  • New Parks in New England (75 minutes)
  • CT Trailfinder (45 minutes)
  • A Recreational Trails-Based Approach to Mapping and Managing Invasive Plants in Protected Areas (45 minutes)

Community Conservation & Communications

  • Collaboration Not Competition: Community Land Trusts Can Help! (75 minutes)
  • Outdoors for All:  Equity and Access Advocacy (75 minutes)
  • Opening the Open:  Using the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Other Mandates to Create More Accessible Outdoor Experiences for People with Disabilities (75 minutes)
  • Collaboration Not Competition: Community Land Trusts Can Help! (75 minutes)
  • Opening the Open: Using the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Other Mandates to Create More Accessible Outdoor Experiences for People with Disabilities  (75 minutes)
  • Using Print and Digital Media to Build Awareness and Connection to Your Land Trust (75 minutes)
  • Affordable Housing & Conservation: Collaboration Benefits & Examples (75 minutes)
  • Small Scale Native Plant Propagation: How Land Trusts can Start Growing Their Own Native Plants for Restoration and Community Engagement (45 minutes)
  • The Power of Local Educational Partnerships to Enhance Bird Data on Land Trust Properties (45 minutes)


  • The Adverse Consequences of Light Pollution (75 minutes)
  • Prioritizing Natural Climate Solutions in CT (75 minutes)
  • State Plan Lightning Round (75 minutes)
  • Connecticut General Assembly 2024 Update (75 minutes)
  • Leading the Way, Environmental Activists Speak Out (75 minutes)
  • Nature for Resilient CT (75 minutes)
  • Envisioning a Flourishing Future:  Introduction to Rights of Nature (45 minutes)
  • Improving Access to the Outdoors with Sustainable CT (45 minutes)

Organizational Strength & Fundraising

  • De-Mystifying the Capital Campaign (75 minutes)
  • Strengthening Your Land Trust Board of Directors (75 minutes)
  • Shifting Board Culture in Favor of Fundraising (75 minutes)
  • Stewardship Tips and Trends from Terrafirma (75 minutes)
  • Building Your Roadmap:  Considerations for Strategic Planning (75 minutes)
  • How to Raise More Money – a 101 Approach (75 minutes)
  • Building a Donor-Centric Major Giving Program (75 minutes)
  • Succession Planning and Collaboration: You Don't Have To Go Alone (75 minutes)
  • Grantwriting 101: Show Me the Green (45 minutes)
  • Fundraising Q&A with David Allen (45 minutes)
  • Organizational Checkup with Connie Manes (45 minutes)
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