23rd Massachusetts Land Conservation Conference
Saturday, March 23, 2013 – Worcester, MA
The conference offers 30+ workshops. View the conference brochure here
Register for the conference here
About the conference: This annual, day-long training and networking event provides land trust board members and staff, urban parks administrators and advocates, municipal commission members and others interested in conservation with the information, skills, and connections they need to be most effective.
The 2013 conference theme is “What is a Green Future Worth? From Rural Landscapes to City Parks.” While the benefits of protecting our forests, farms and river corridors are well appreciated, green investment pays many other dividends. Equally important for the sustainability of our communities is the greening of our cities. Land conservation and efforts to green our communities contribute to more livable neighborhoods, better public health, more vibrant local economies, clean air and water, and opportunities for access to fresh, local food. In an era of budget constraints and increasing pressure on our natural resources, it is more important than ever that we recognize the economic benefits of land conservation to ensure the sustainability of our communities for future generations.
In 2013, the workshop tracks will be:
- Benefits of Land Conservation
- Emerging Issues & Special Topics
- Land Management & Stewardship
- Land Protection Tools & Techniques
- Legal, Tax and Compliance Matters
- Organizational Management & Fundraising
- Urban Conservation & Greening
Workshop materials available here.
Special thanks to this year’s conference sponsors:
- Groundwork USA
- Land Trust Alliance
- Mass Audubon
- Mass Smart Growth Alliance
- The Nature Conservancy
- The Trust for Public Land