Connecticut Land Conservation Conference

March 25, 2023, Wesleyan University, Middletown

Usdan Center, 45 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown.

Rick Newton

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Looking at Conservation More Broadly

1:15pm - 2:30pm
Room: Usdan Multipurpose Room
Intro Level, Intro-Intermediate Level, Intermediate Level, Intermediate-Advanced Level, Advanced Level

In this facilitated conversation, participants will look at conservation through a broader lens, focusing on how diversity helps achieve conservation goals. We will discuss ways in which different cultural groups experience and regard nature, how that impacts ways in which our conservation lands are used and stewarded, and what types of diversity we seek and foster in our organizations and on our lands. Facilitators David Sutherland and Jessica Harrison will create an environment that is comfortable and fosters healthy dialogue.


Jessica Harrison, Board Member, Farmington Land Trust; Diversity and Inclusion Global Program Manager, IGT

David Sutherland, Equity Trainer & Facilitator

Resources and Handouts

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“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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