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Does Land Conservation Raise Property Taxes?

Alexey Kalinin, Katharine Sims, Spencer R. Meyer, Jonathan R. Thompson

January 2022 – (1) Harvard Forest (2) Amherst College (3) Highstead Foundation

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Mergers: If You’re Ready, Here’s Some Help
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How to Make Your Outdoor Content Accessible for People with Disabilities

This article written by Syren Nagakyrie at Disabled Hikers provides helpful tips when creating online content for people with sensory disabilities.

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Conservation Options for Connecticut Farmland

This resource was created by the American Farmland Trust and the Connecticut Farmland Trust. This resource provides information on conservation options specifically for Connecticut farmland.

2022 Testimony

CLCC annually contributes testimony and comments related to land conservation laws, policies, programs, and funding, as well as other priorities central to the health and wellbeing of Connecticut’s communities, environment, economy, and quality of life.

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A Primer on Nonprofit Mergers & Sustained Collaborations

From the The New York Merger and Collaboration Fund

Resources from An Invitation to Join Writing the Land

11/5/21 – Writing the Land is a collaborative project between land trusts and artists to help raise awareness for the preservation of land, ecosystems, and biodiversity. The program helps poets “adopt” a conserved property, partnering them with a land trust for the calendar year.

Poets visit the properties and create poems inspired by the land. At the end of the year, the poems are published, with a chapter featuring each participating land trust.

Resources from CT Land Trust Risk Management Initiative – Session 5: Practicing Risk Assessment

11/15/21 – The Land Trust Alliance and CLCC are collaborating to bring risk management support to your land trust, through the Connecticut Land Trust Risk Management Initiative.

Session Five – Practicing Risk Assessment: In this last session, participants will be introduced to risk assessment, including how to form an assessment team and the tools and resources available to help your organization assess risk and formulate a plan to address risks. Following the training sessions, participants will have the chance to apply for subsidized one-on-one consultation support to perform an organizational risk assessment.

This workshop was originally presented as part of CLCC’s Fall 2021 Conserving Land by Staying Connected Programming.

Resources from CT Land Trust Risk Management Initiative – Session 4: Stewardship and Programs

11/8/21 – The Land Trust Alliance and CLCC are collaborating to bring risk management support to your land trust, through the Connecticut Land Trust Risk Management Initiative.

Session Four – Stewardship and Programs: During this session, participants will learn about stewardship related risks (including monitoring, baseline documentation, management plans and dealing with possible problems) as well as those related to programming, volunteers, and communications.

This workshop was originally presented as part of CLCC’s Fall 2021 Conserving Land by Staying Connected Programming.

Resources from CT Land Trust Risk Management Initiative – Session 3: Land Transactions

11/1/21 – The Land Trust Alliance and CLCC are collaborating to bring risk management support to your land trust, through the Connecticut Land Trust Risk Management Initiative.

Session Three – Land Transactions: You will leave this session with a better understanding of the risks related to project selection, transactions, recording, and recordkeeping. There will be an emphasis on ensuring sound transactions, including legal review, title work, budgets, environmental review, and more.

This workshop was originally presented as part of CLCC’s Fall 2021 Conserving Land by Staying Connected Programming.

Resources from CT Land Trust Risk Management Initiative – Session 2: Governance and Finance

10/25/21 – The Land Trust Alliance and CLCC are collaborating to bring risk management support to your land trust, through the Connecticut Land Trust Risk Management Initiative.

Session Two – Governance and Finance: The goal of this session is to help participants understand the governance and finance related risks to nonprofit organizations that are committed to protecting land in perpetuity. This includes considerations of your board, employees, and volunteers, as well as your reputation and budgetary needs.

This workshop was originally presented as part of CLCC’s Fall 2021 Conserving Land by Staying Connected Programming.

Resources from CT Land Trust Risk Management Initiative – Session 1: Intro to Risk Management

10/18/21 – The Land Trust Alliance and CLCC are collaborating to bring risk management support to your land trust, through the Connecticut Land Trust Risk Management Initiative.

Session One – Introduction to Risk Management: In this first session, participants will learn what risk is and how you can embrace risk management as a discipline to protect your land trust’s assets. We will also cover the tools that are available to help you assess and balance risk.

This workshop was originally presented as part of CLCC’s Fall 2021 Conserving Land by Staying Connected Programming.