WeConservePA thanks everyone who made the 2022 Pennsylvania Land Conservation Conference a success. Over the course of three days, March 16-18, we welcomed 240 attendees to the Wyndham Gettysburg. Thirty-one individual workshops and two mobile seminars provided a total of 56 hours of training.

Attendees rated the conference a 4.7 on a 1-5 scale (with 5  being the best)

The average session score was 4.7 on a 1-5 scale (with 5 being the best)

“Excellent presentations, good food, and best of all, the opportunity to experience such kinship in person again! Bravo, ALL! Well done!”

The Wednesday evening reception was held at the Wyndham Gettysburg. This casual evening event of mixing and mingling included live music from Chuck Darwin and the Knuckle Draggers.

Featured Conference Speakers

PA Secretary of Agriculture, Russell C. Redding kicked off the Thursday morning plenary and was followed by renowned social scientist Dr. Mary M. Clare and awarding-winning science writer, Gary Ferguson, for their keynote address, The Full Ecology of Stewardship.

“Every workshop was relevant to my work. The speakers and the discussions with my peers were excellent.”

During Thursday’s lunch, PA DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn provided an update on conservation across the Commonwealth.

Thursday Evening Activities & Awards

Pomona’s Trio kicked off Thursday evening’s reception and, during dinner, Molly Morrison delivered a simultaneously touching and hilarious acceptance speech after receiving WeConservePA’s Lifetime Conservation Leadership Award.

“This was my first time coming and I really enjoyed it! It was organized well and had a lot to offer.”

Larry Williamson Scholarship Recipients

2022 marked the inaugural year of the Larry Williamson Scholarship, allowing two undergraduate students the opportunity to attend the Pennsylvania Land Conservation Conference to facilitate entry and foster interest in conservation careers.

“I always leave WeConservePA events feeling refreshed and confident that I’m doing the right things in my job, despite the strong headwinds.”