MassLand Conference

The Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition coordinates the annual Massachusetts Land Conservation Conference. Hundreds of conservation practitioners attend, enriching and energizing themselves each year with new knowledge to assist them in their work. Numerous workshops are offered, with topics ranging from conservation techniques to communications to fundraising.

2019 Massachusetts Land Conservation Conference

Enhancing Community Through The Land
Keynote Address: Gina McCarthy
Saturday, March 23, 2019, 8:00am - 4:00pm
Worcester Technical High School, One Skyline Drive, Worcester, MA

Conference program (final)--detailed program information and workshop room locations

Conference brochure--explore the program and find more information on registration.

Workshop descriptions--summaries of each workshop offered at the conference.

Workshop materials are now available for many sessions. Click here to access them.
     Speakers, please upload your materials here.

Speaker Bios--learn more about the speakers who are making this conference possible.

Attendee List--list of those whose joined us at the conference in March.


A Tremendous Thanks to Our 2019 Conference Sponsors!

Benefactor Level

The Trustees of Reservations

Mass Audubon

Conservator Level

A.D. Makepeace Company

Fields Pond Foundation

Land Trust Alliance

The Nature Conservancy

The Trust for Public Land

Steward Level

Beals and Thomas, Inc.

Berkshire Natural Resources Council

Durand & Anastas

Epsilon Associates, Inc.

Essex County Greenbelt

Franklin Land Trust

Kestrel  Land Trust

LandVest, Inc.

Nantucket Conservation Foundation

New England Forestry Foundation

Open Space Institute


Sudbury Valley Trustees

The Compact of Cape Cod Conservation Trusts

The Conservation Fund

Wildlands Trust

Wilkinson Ecological Design, Inc.

Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation

Keynote Address: Gina McCarthy, Former U.S. EPA Administrator & Director of the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Gina McCarthy is Professor of the Practice of Public Health in the Department of Environmental Health at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Director of the Center for Climate, Health and the Global Environment. In this capacity, she leads the development of the School’s strategy in climate science, health, and sustainability; strengthens the climate science and health curriculum; and liaises with climate science leaders across the University.

McCarthy has been a leading advocate for common sense strategies to protect public health and the environment for more than 30 years. She served under President Barack Obama as the 13th Administrator of the EPA from 2013–2017. Her tenure as EPA Administrator heralded a paradigm shift in national environmental policy, expressly linking it with global public health. She led EPA initiatives that cut air pollution, protected water resources, reduced greenhouse gases, and strengthened chemical safety to better protect more Americans, especially the most vulnerable, from negative health impacts. McCarthy signed the Clean Power Plan, which set the first-ever national standards for reducing carbon emissions from existing power plants, underscoring the country’s commitment to domestic climate action and spurring international efforts that helped secure the Paris Climate Agreement. McCarthy also worked with the United Nations and the World Health Organization on a variety of efforts and represented the U.S. on global initiatives to reduce high-risk sources of pollution.

For more information on Ms. McCarthy's efforts, please click here.

Conference Sponsorship

The success of the conference depends on our generous sponsors. Please consider sponsoring this exceptional event. Please click here for the 2019 Sponsorship Form. Sponsorship benefits are described here.  An introductory level for first-time sponsors is also available and described here. Thank you very much for your support and for making this event possible. Should you have any questions, please contact Conference Manager, Miriam Scagnetti:

Exhibit at the Conference

The conference is a great opportunity for sponsors and other environmental organizations to showcase their current initiatives to attendees. Details on exhibiting at the conference are here.

Volunteer for the Conference

The conference would not be possible without the assistance from our volunteers. To volunteer for pre-conference, conference day, or post-conference activities, please fill out this form if you are able to join us. Thank you!

Continuing Education Credits

Are you a licensed forester hoping to receive continuing forestry education credits? The number of credit associated with each workshop may be found here. Please visit the MassLand information table on the day of the Conference to receive the necessary signature.

This year the Conference Planning Committee is unable to offer credits for planner credits from the American Planning Association.