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Land Protection and Stewardship Roundtable: Conservation Easement Recordkeeping


The February 2024 Land Protection and Stewardship Roundtable will focus on the topics of (1) conservation easement recordkeeping, backup, and storage; (2) landowner acknowledgment of baseline documentation; and (3) size and format of easement plans for recording, recordkeeping, and use. Join staff from several land trusts, who will tee off the discussion with information about […]

EAC Network Conference


The EAC Network Conference is the annual, statewide training and networking event for people engaged in or interested in establishing an Environmental Advisory Council in their municipality...

Graphic Grammar: Design Advice from a Guy Who Can’t Draw


Join Recreation and Conservation Program Specialist Josh VanBrakle with DCNR for a virtual reprise of his popular land conservation conference session. Visual communication is critical to conservation work. As we share ever more content through videos, social media, and interactive websites, we increasingly depend on images to tell our stories. As students we spent years […]

Property Review: Selection Standards & Criteria


Reprise of 2024 Land Conservation Conference Session Property review is an essential step in determining if a property is worth conserving, how it may rank in priority with other potential properties, and if a land trust has the capacity to take on a new project. The Land Trust Alliance’s Accreditation Standard #08 addresses Evaluating and […]

GIS Options for Environmental Advisory Councils


From inventorying tree cover, to managing invasive species; from mapping riparian buffers, floodplains, recharge areas and other water-related resources, to inventorying municipal open space areas to improve management, Geographic Information System (GIS) is a powerful tool that can be used for environmental management and protection.  And, with improvements in technology, the tools needed to put […]

Legal Considerations for Amending Conservation Easements


For some conservation practitioners, a cloud hangs over discussions of amending grants of conservation easement. This session will offer an organized overview of the legal and kind-of-legal authorities that bear on these decisions.

Model My Watershed®: An Introduction for EACs


Model My Watershed® is an open access watershed-modeling web application, developed by the Stroud Water Research Center (and partners), which allows users to analyze real land-use and soil data, model stormwater runoff and water quality impacts, and run comparisons on how different conservation or development strategies can impact runoff and water quality.  Join David Arscott, Ph.D., […]

Land Protection Group Meeting

The Nature Place 575 St. Bernardine St, Reading, United States

Join dozens of your conservation colleagues for an in-person gathering of those involved in acquiring and stewarding land and conservation easements on Thursday, July 11, from 9 am to noon. For coffee and other goodies, arrive as early as 8:30 am. The gathering will take place at: The Rookery at The Nature Place at Angelica […]

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