2022 Connecticut Land Conservation Conference

Gather on the Land: Conversations Among Generations

A series of virtual conversations and an in-person, outdoor plenary session

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Gather on the Land: Conversations Among Generations

Meet Our Panelists

Alanis Allen

Research Analyst
CT DEEP Office of Climate Planning
Bryan Avery

Bryan Avery

Americorps Public Allies Member
CT Forest & Park Association
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Sylvie Boucher

Sandy Breslin Conservation Fellow
Connecticut Land Conservation Council

Laura Cisneros

Assistant Extension Professor
UConn Department of Natural Resources and the Environment & Institute of the Environment
Leticia Colon de Mejias

Leticia Colon de Mejias

Chair of Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs
CT Commission on Women Children Elderly Latino & Puerto Rican Affairs
Tasha Daniels

Tasha Daniels

Park Ranger
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Chris Donnelly

Urban Forester (Retired)
CT DEEP Forestry
Laurie Doss

Laurie Doss

Science Department Chair
The Marvelwood School

Lazendra Hairston-Barton

Environmental Biologist Coordinator
Arkansas Game & Fish Commission

Jaysas Hunter-Mellers

Student Environmental Activist
Young Voices for the Planet

Marianne Jorgensen

ALPINE Manager
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
Shawn Joseph

Shawn Joseph

Co-Founder
Park City Harvest
Justin Kaput

Justin Kaput

Environmental Science Teacher
Suffield High School
Grace Karam

Grace Karam

Student
Suffield High School
Holly Lalime

Holly Lalime

Environmental Analyst
Connecticut Department of Agriculture

Dennis Liu

Vice President of Education
E.O. WIlson Foundation
Paul Mailhot-Singer

Paul Mailhot-Singer

Americorps Public Allies Member
Housatonic Valley Association
Katharine Morris

Katharine (Kat) Morris

Founder
UConn Collaborative Organizing (UCCO)
Mercy Quaye

Mercy Quaye

Founder, President
The Narrative Project
Sue Quincy

Susan Quincy

Environmental Educator
CT DEEP Kellogg Environmental Education Center

Julia Rogers

Senior Land Protection Manager
Housatonic Valley Association
Austin Serio

Austin Serio

IT Manager
Urban Indigenous Collective

Ashley Stewart

Environmental Consultant
Stewart Environmental and Equity Consulting
Amanda Thompson

Amanda Thompson

President
East Granby Land Trust
Andrea Urbano

Andrea Urbano

Service Forester
CT DEEP Forestry

Jayson Velazquez

Graduate Student
Yale School of the Environment

Sophi Veltrop

Outreach Manager
Northeast Wilderness Trust
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Herb Virgo

Founder and Executive Director
Keney Park Sustainability Project

Louise Washer

Executive Board Member
Pollinator Pathway
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Sena Wazer

Climate Activist
University of Connecticut '22
Nate Welsh

Nate Welsh

Student Intern
East Granby Land Trust

Brennan Wilkins

Student
Marvelwood School

Presentation & Workshop Opportunities

CLCC provides training and education opportunities presented by various experts in their respective fields. From Conserving Land by Staying Connected to the Connecticut Land Conservation Conference, topics covered include board management, stewardship, communications, and so much more! Here you’ll find a list of presenters for upcoming workshops.

Interested in presenting on a topic? Contact Amy B. Paterson at abpaterson@ctconservation.org for more details.

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