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Land Trust Board Member Boot Camp

CLCC’s Land Trust Board Member Boot Camp is a five-week series for those who are new to being on a board, new to land trusts, or are looking for a refresher course.

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Open to All: A Disability Inclusion Guide for Land Trusts

Open to All: A Disability Inclusion Guide for Land Trusts was created by a dedicated group of people who came together to form an Advisory Council on Inclusive Health and Disabilities under the guidance of the Land Trust Alliance and their partner, the Lakeshore Foundation.

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CT Forestry Services Directory

The Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA) has created the CT Forestry Services Directory as a resource for forest landowners. Landowners can find a CT certified professional forester to assist with individual needs.

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Sample Signage

CLCC’s sign collection includes example signage for land trusts and other conservation and trail organizations.  If you have helpful signage to share, please contact Cristina at chayden@ctconservation.org

For additional (non-CT) samples visit WeConservePA’s sign gallery:  https://gallery.conservationtools.org

For CT COVID-19 Sample Trails Signage click here.

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COVID-19 Sample Trails Signage and Preserve Use Guidance

As part of CLCC’s virtual programming, Conserving Land by Staying Connected and to continue to be responsive to the needs of Connecticut’s land trust community, a compilation of documents, resources, and recordings of previous programs have been included below to best serve land trusts and conservation organizations at this time.

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.

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Stewardship – Land Trust Alliance
Information on Powerline Right-of-Way Vegetation Management

4/12/19 – CLCC and Eversource Energy hosted a forum with Dr. Robert Askins who presented specific guidelines for managing habitat for early successional birds (as well as New England Cottontails) on powerline corridors and in other open areas on land trust preserves. Following Dr. Askins’ presentation, representatives from the Eversource Vegetation Management team presented on current management objectives, protocol and maintenance schedules as it relates to transmission corridors.