Connecticut Land Conservation Conference

March 25, 2023, Wesleyan University, Middletown

Usdan Center, 45 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown.

Rick Newton

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Conservation that Addresses Social and Environmental Needs: Expanding our Community Reach

2:45pm - 4:00pm
Room: Daniel Family Commons
Intro Level, Intro-Intermediate Level, Intermediate Level, Intermediate-Advanced Level, Advanced Level

This interactive session will feature representatives from organizations that use their land and environmental mission to address community needs including food, housing, and opportunities for people with disabilities. Facilitators Ashley Stewart and David Sutherland will guide an open discussion on combining and staying on mission while incorporating various human and societal needs into our conservation practice. There will be ample opportunity for small group discussion.


Ashley Stewart (Facilitator), Principal Manager, Stewart Environmental and Equity Consulting (SEEC)

David Sutherland (Facilitator), Equity Trainer & Facilitator

David Bingham, Vice-President, Salem Land Trust

Reginal Saint Fortcolin, Conservation Outreach Manager, Aspetuck Land Trust

Jonathon Savage, Farm Manager, Gather New Haven

Anne Scheibner, Founding Member, Southeastern Connecticut Community Land Trust

Elanah Sherman, Governance Committee Chair, Avalonia Land Conservancy

Leigh Youngblood, Interim Executive Director, Gather New Haven

Clcc Handclap

“More than any other, this event galvanizes and strengthens our conservation efforts in Connecticut. We’ve been looking forward to a return to CLCC’s in-person conference for three years. That day is finally here!”

- Stuart Winquist, President, Middlesex Land Trust

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