Connecticut Land Conservation Conference

Tentatively scheduled for March 22, 2025

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State Plan Lightning Round

Room: South College B2/B3
Intro Level, Intermediate Level, Advanced Level

Explore CT’s pivotal land conservation plans, including The CT Comprehensive Open Space Acquisition Strategy (Green Plan), State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP), State Wildlife Action Plan (SWAP), Forest Action Plan, 2025-2030 State Conservation and Development Policies Plan (State C&D Plan). In this lightning round format, representatives from overseeing state offices will provide a brief overview of each plan, emphasizing their relevance to your conservation efforts. Discover how these plans impact land use and conservation, and for those under revision, seize the opportunity to learn how you can contribute your insights. Don’t miss this dynamic session offering insights, relevance, and opportunities for input into shaping the future of land conservation in CT.


Becca Dahl, Planning Analyst, Office of Responsible Growth, CT Office of Policy and Management (OPM-ORG)

Mindy Gosselin, Land Acquisition and Restoration Coordinator, CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP)

Brian Hess, Wildlife Biologist, CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP)

Akiebia Hicks, Ph.D., Durational Project Manager, CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP)

Dan Perrachio, Forest Planner and Grants Administrator, CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP)

Lindsay Suhr, Office Director, CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP)

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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