Meetings & Retreats

Conservation Partner Meetings

(formerly known as "Steering Committee Meetings)
Convened by MLTC's Partner Engagement Committee: Kathy Orlando, Chair, Olivia Lukacic, Vice-Chair
Next Meeting 
Friday, September 22, 10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Hybrid: Barnstable Land Trust, 1540 Main St, West Barnstable, MA, and via Zoom

Land trust staff and board members as well as conservation partners are welcome to this quarterly
meeting, featuring relevant news from state agencies, a timely update on state and federal policy
matters, announcements, and this quarter’s featured topic: increased state and federal funding for
land conservation, and how to access it.

Check this page for a detailed agenda, handouts, and minutes from the previous meeting.

Additional 2023 / 2024 Meeting Dates (Fridays, 10 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.)
December 8 (Zoom)
March 8 (Zoom)
June 14 (hybrid, in-person location TBD)

June 2023 meeting minutes (unaccepted)

Annual Land Trust & State Agency Retreat

Thursday, October 5, in-person at Harvard Forest, Petersham, MA. 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. programming,
followed by optional informal social time
Friday, October 6, in-person at Harvard Forest and via Zoom, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Register    |    Agenda
The Retreat, hosted by MLTC and the Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs, is an opportunity for staff of Massachusetts land trusts and state agencies involved in land conservation to build relations and learn together. It will include targeted discussion topics and fun activities. Discussions will not be recorded. There is an overnight option for up to 23 people. Rooms are primarily shared accommodation, two to three people per room. Thursday attendees are welcome to join overnighters for social time Thursday afternoon/evening. Cost: Retreat only = $20 (includes coffee/tea throughout the day). Lunch is BYO. Additional cost for overnight accommodation = $90. Overnight dinner and breakfast are potluck.