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Resources from New Land Trust Board Member Boot Camp: Session #5 – Financial Management

4/12/21 – Join us for the fifth and final session in our New Land Board Member Boot Camp to understand and discuss the fiduciary responsibilities of the board and the financial needs of your land trust. CLCC’s New Land Trust Board Member Boot Camp is a new five-week series, led by Connie Manes

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

Slides from this presentation are attached. A recording of this session will be available soon. 

Resources from New Land Trust Board Member Bootcamp: Session #4 – Stewardship

4/5/21 – Stewardship plays a vital role in the continued care and conservation of land trust properties. Join us for the fourth session in our New Land Board Member Boot Camp to explore what stewardship means for your land trust! CLCC’s New Land Trust Board Member Boot Camp is a new five-week series, led by Connie Manes.

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

Slides from this presentation are attached. A recording of this session will be available soon

Resources from New Land Trust Board Member Bootcamp: Session #3 – Property Acquisition

3/29/21 –  Looking to learn more about the ins and outs of property acquisition? Join us for the third session in our New Land Board Member Boot Camp! CLCC’s New Land Trust Board Member Boot Camp is a new five-week series, led by Connie Manes, being offered for those who are new to being on a board, new to land trusts, or are looking for a refresher course.

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

Slides from this presentation are attached. A recording of this session will be available soon

Resources from New Land Trust Board Member Bootcamp: Session #2 – Board Governance

3/22/21 – Whether you’re new to being on a nonprofit board, new to land trusts or want a refresher on board governance, join us for the second session in our New Land Board Member Boot Camp! CLCC’s New Land Trust Board Member Boot Camp is a new five-week series, led by Connie Manes.

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

Slides from this presentation are attached. A recording of this session will be available soon.

Resources from Land Trust Board Member Boot Camp: Session #1 – An Introduction to Land Trusts

3/15/21 – New to a land trust board? Looking for a refresh or deeper dive on all that land trusts take on or want to learn more about Connecticut’s Land Conservation Community? Join us alongside Connie Manes, for an introduction to land trust work – learn the ropes of land trust work in CT, and importantly, connect with your peers doing the work alongside you!

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

Slides from this presentation are attached. A recording of this session will be available soon.

2016 New London County Advancement Initiative

April – December 2016, funded by the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut Letz Environmental Grant Program, was a one-year project which sought to strengthen land trusts operating within New London County by providing technical assistance, training and other services focused on building their respective programs to provide long-term land stewardship and conservation defense.

2014-2016 Lower CT River Advancement Initiative

CLCC worked with the Land Trust Alliance and the Lower Connecticut River Valley Council of Governments (River COG) to provide 15 land trusts within the Lower CT River and Coastal Region Land Trust Exchange (LTE) (a regional conservation partnership coordinated by RiverCOG Environmental Planner Margot Burns) with technical assistance to collaborate on 3 projects focused on communications & community engagement, long-term stewardship, and a feasibility study on shared services.

Land Trust Law School – Tree and Land Law Connecticut Style

9/30/20 – Keith Ainsworth leads the discussion on the legal strategies and tools available to land trusts, environmental organizations and landowners seeking to protect, assert and know their rights. This workshop covered laws, regulations, and review the broad history of cases that illustrate how Connecticut’s courts have shaped the law. Topics included encroachments, tree law, water and wetlands, liability and risk management, restoration, documentation and participating in the public process.

Stewardship Funding with NRCS

6/4/20 – Staff from NRCS Connecticut presented about available funding for your stewardship work. NRCS Staff covered a variety of their programs including the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP), Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), and the Healthy Forest Reserve Program.

Updating Your Stewardship Workplan

5/21/20 – Connie Manes, Executive Director of Kent Land Trust presents on planning your stewardship calendar at this time. Review basic must-do stewardship responsibilities for fee-owned and conservation easement properties, and learn how land trusts in CT and nationally are accomplishing these tasks.

Invasive Species Management Q&A Session

5/19/20 – Jeff Ward, Chief Scientist at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station and Kelsey Wentling, River Steward with the Connecticut River Conservancy lead a session with brief presentations about key terrestrial invasive species and water chestnut, an invasive aquatic plant, and there will be ample time for questions and discussion.

Board Member Responsibilities for Ensuring the Strongest Transactions (101 series)

3/23/19 – Kevin Case and Chuck Toal provide a basic understanding of the technical aspects of land protection and stewardship for both conservation easements and fee-owned land. Gain a better understanding of the tools, resources and responsibilities needed to get the job done.