Land Conservation Conference

Friday & Saturday, March 19 & 20, 2021
2021 Massachusetts & Rhode Island
Land Conservation Conference


“Building a Stronger Land Movement through Diversity, Equity and Inclusion”

Access the Recordings!

A selection of most-viewed sessions from the conference is available below.
CAVEAT: please accept our apologies for any thumbnail images of the recordings. They are auto-generated by Google and cannot be overwritten.

Keynote speaker Carolyn Finney, author of Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors, and a scholar-in-residence at Middlebury College
Plenary Panel: Programs and Partnerships to Welcome Diverse Communities
The Intersection of Conservation and Indigenous Peoples' Access to Land 
Adapting to Sea Level Rise
All Person Trails
Anatomy of a Real Estate Transaction
Attorneys Panel
Building Climate Action Ambassadors Through Community Based Land Trusts
Building Engagement with Social Media & Email Campaigns
Building a Major Donor Program from the Ground Up
Conservation Organizations Partnering to Address Affordable Housing Needs
Conservation Restrictions: Avoiding Current Red Flags
Edible, Medicinal and Other Culturally-Significant Plants
Environmental Justice in a Climate Changing World
Protecting Natural Climate Solutions
White-Tailed Deer and the Future of Our Forests

Conference schedule
Detailed session descriptions as of March 12
Tips for attending the virtual conference (PDF)

A huge thank you to our generous 2021 sponsors!

(as of February 26, 2021)





American Farmland Trust
Beals & Thomas
Berkshire Natural Resources Council
Conservation Fund
Epsilon Associates
Essex County Greenbelt Association 
Green Energy Consumers Alliance
Land Stewardship, Inc.
Nantucket Conservation Foundation
New England Forestry Foundation
Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank (RIIB)
Sheriff's Meadow Foundation
Sudbury Valley Trustees
UMass Forest Conservation Program
University of RI Coastal Institute (CI)
Vineyard Wind
Wildlands Trust

The Community Preservation Coalition at The Trust for Public Land
The Compact of Cape Cod Conservation Trusts
Durand & Anastas
Franklin Land Trust
Horsley Witten Group
Kestrel Land Trust
Landscape - Land Conservation Software
Marcum LLP
Narragansett Bay Research Reserve
Rhode Island Sea Grant
Save The Bay
The Trust for Public Land
Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council