Connecticut Land Conservation Conference

Tentatively scheduled for March 22, 2025

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New Parks in New England

Room: Usdsan 114
Intermediate Level

The first-of-its-kind regional report, “Wildlands in New England: Past, Present and Future,” outlines the great need for and tremendous opportunity to protect more “Wildlands,” especially in Southern New England. Wildlands are defined as tracts of land of any size and current condition, permanently protected from development, and wherein management is explicitly intended to allow natural processes to prevail. Is there a Wildland near you? This workshop will share recent research and practical strategies for establishing Wildlands that protect clean water, mitigate climate change, protect biodiversity, and support our health. It will outline a simple, science-based, and bold vision for new parks based on establishing and expanding Wildlands in all types of communities across the state.


Michael Kellett, Executive Director, RESTORE: The North Woods

Susan Masino, Professor of Applied Science, Trinity College

Resources and Handouts

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“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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