Connecticut Land Conservation Conference

March 23, 2024, Wesleyan University

Usdan Center, 45 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown

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Implementing Climate-Smart Stewardship on Your Land

Room: TBD
Intermediate Level

There is growing consensus in the forestry and land management field about stewardship practices that can promote healthy and resilient landscapes while responding to climate impacts – and increasingly there is funding becoming available to do this work. Join foresters from New England Forestry Foundation and the land trust community’s own Connecticut Land Conservation Council (CLCC) to learn about climate-smart practices appropriate for your private woodland site or conserved parcel, and if you may be eligible for grants to cover the cost. A range of management goals will be discussed from addressing invasive plants to promoting diverse tree species and pollinator habitat, to storing more carbon in the forest while also producing long-lived wood products. CLCC and NEFF will share details about their new programs to support land trusts and family forest owners in preparing for, and acting on, climate change across the landscape.


Ricky Bentley, Climate Smart Coordinator, Connecticut Land Conservation Council (CLCC)

Todd Bobowick, State Forester and State Biologist, U.S. Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS)

Daniel Hohl, Program Forester, New England Forestry Foundation

Resources and Handouts

Clcc Handclap

“CLCC’s annual conference is like Woodstock for Connecticut’s land conservation community. It’s an opportunity to foster connections, get inspired, and celebrate our collective accomplishments”

- Pete Govert, Executive Director, East Haddam Land Trust

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