Previous MassLand Conservation Conferences

2019 Massachusetts Land Conservation Conference

Enhancing Community Through The Land
 

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.

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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

Sasaki

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.

2018 Massachusetts Land Conservation Conference

Leading Locally in a Changing World

The conference was a great success with about 450 attendees! Our thanks to all who attended, and all who made it possible by presenting workshops, volunteering, sponsoring, and exhibiting. Our special thanks to the Jim Catterton Memorial Fund and the Fields Pond Foundation for providing student scholarships.

The keynote speaker was Rand Wentworth, Louis Bacon Senior Fellow in Environmental Leadership at Harvard University and President Emeritus of the Land Trust Alliance. Read more about Rand here.

Conference Information:

Download:

        Brochure

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        Registration Form

PDF

        Speaker Biographies

PDF

        Conference Day Program

PDF

        Workshop Materials

LINK

        Exhibitor List

PDF

        Map of Worcester Tech High School

PDF

        Attendees

PDF

        Conference Evaluation

LINK


Upload Workshop presentations or handouts here.

We are very grateful for the generosity of our sponsors!

Benefactor Level:

The Trustees   
Mass Audubon


Conservator Level:

A.D. Makepeace Company
American Planning Association, MA Chapter
Fields Pond Foundation
The Nature Conservancy  

The Trust for Public Land 

Steward Level:

Beals & Thomas 
Berkshire Natural Resources Council
Durand & Anastas Environnmental Strategies
Epsilon Associates, Inc.
Essex County Greenbelt
Horsley Witten Group
Franklin Land Trust
Kestrel Land Trust
LandVest
Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust
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

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2017 Mass Land Conservation Conference

Scaling Up: Meeting New Challenges 

The conference was the largest yet with over 570 attendees! Our thanks to all who attended, and all who made it possible by presenting workshops, volunteering, sponsoring, and exhibiting. MassLand was pleased to welcome Edward Osborne Wilson, usually cited as E. O. Wilson, an American biologist, researcher, theorist, naturalist and author.

View the plenary and A Conversation with E. O. Wilson here.
View the 2017 Conference brochure here.

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2016 Mass Land Conservation Conference

Managing for Success

The conference was a great success with 520 attendees! Thank you to our sponsors, our speakers, our volunteers — all who contributed to making this event such a success!

Watch the Plenary Session here; Plenary Speakers included Marylynn Gentry, Mass Land Trust Coalition, Executive Director, Andrew Bowman, Land Trust Alliance, President, and Dr. M. Sanjayan, "How Nature Can Save Us", Conservation International, Executive Vice President, Senior Scientist.

View the 2016 conference brochure here.

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2015 Massachusetts Land Conservation Conference 

Gaining Ground: Conserving Our Common Wealth

The conference was a great success with 500 attendees! Thank you to our sponsors, our speakers, our volunteers — all who contributed to making this event such a success!

Plenary: U.S. Congressman James P. McGovern as keynote speaker; and MA Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Matthew Beaton, as speaker.

View the 2015 conference brochure here.

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2014 Massachusetts Land Conservation Conference

Healthy Land – Healthy Communities

The conference was a great success with 550 attendees! Dr. Eric Chivian delivered a rousing keynote address inspiring to all.

View the 2014 conference brochure here.