Workshops by Time

Massachusetts Land Conservation Conference 2013

SESSION 1  |  10:15–11:45AM

1A. Economic Benefits of Land Conservation and Parks in Massachusetts
Jessica Sargent, The Trust for Public Land
Matt Zieper, The Trust for Public Land

1B. Economic Benefits of Ecological Restoration
Tim Purinton, MA Division of Ecological Restoration
Erin Healy, ICF International

1C. Effective Legislative Advocacy for Conservation
Steve Long, The Nature Conservancy
Jack Clarke, Mass Audubon

1D. Speed Vision II: Updating the Conservation Vision from 2010
Bob O’Connor, MA EOEEA, Division of Conservation Services
Kurt Gaertner, MA EOEEA, Division of Conservation Services
Bob Wilber, Mass Audubon

1E. Baseline Documentation Reports for Effective CR Stewardship
Andrew Bentley, The Trustees of Reservations
Sally Naser, The Trustees of Reservations

1F. Integrated Management for Invasive Plants and Identification with Go Botany
Elizabeth Farnsworth, New England Wild Flower Society
Lincoln Fish, Bay State Forestry Service

1G. Using Trail Networks to Guide Land Conservation
Nick Holland, Land Stewardship, Inc.
Sue Brown, Brown Walker Planners, Inc.

1H. Basics of Planning & Funding Land Protection Projects
Christa Collins, Sudbury Valley Trustees
David Santomenna, Essex County Greenbelt Association

1i. Amending Conservation Restrictions: Can Something Perpetual Change?
Jonathan Bockian, Law Office of Jonathan Bockian
Robert Levite, UMass Extension Service

1J. Property Tax Exemptions for Land Held by Land Trusts
Ray Lyons, Attorney
Robert Perschel, New England Forestry Foundation

1K. Small Land Trusts: Building the Tools for Success
Charles Knox, MA Land Trust Coalition
Rob Cardeiro, Land Trust Alliance

1L. A New Generation of Smart Growth: Great Neighborhoods
Andre Leroux, MA Smart Growth Alliance
Ina Anderson, MA Smart Growth Alliance
Heather McMann, Groundwork Lawrence
Buzz Constable, The Trustees of Reservations

1M. Massachusetts Brownfield Act: Reinventing the Urban Core
Todd Helwig, Mirick O’Connell
David McCay, Mirick O’Connell
Steven Migridichian, Corporate Environmental Advisors
 

LUNCHTIME DISCUSSION  |  11:55AM–12:35PM

Creative Land Conservation Tools
Jennifer Dubois, The Trustees of Reservations
What happens when a simple donation or property purchase just isn’t possible?  Listen, learn and share stories with your land conservation colleagues about creative and effective tools for accomplishing land conservation. Pre-registration required; space is limited.

SESSION 2  |  12:45–2:15PM

2A. Property Tax Benefits and Fiscal Impacts of Conservation
Sarah LaValley, City of Northampton
Jay Closser, LandVest

2B. Raising your Voice on Community Issues
Cormac Collier, Nantucket Land Council
Emily MacKinnon, Nantucket Land Council

2C. New Roles for Land Trusts in a Changing World
Bob Wilber, Mass Audubon
David Outman, The Trustees of Reservations
Rob Cardeiro, Land Trust Alliance

2D. Effective Enforcement of Conservation Restriction Violations
Chris Rodstrom, The Trustees of Reservations
Sally Naser, The Trustees of Reservations

2E. What IS Good Stewardship, Anyway?
Electa Kane Tritsch, Oakfield Research
Denise Morrissey, MA Department of Conservation and Recreation
Diane Lang, The Trustees of Reservations

2F. Funding Opportunities at MA EOEEA
Celia Riechel, MA EOEEA, Division of Conservation Services
Melissa Cryan, MA EOEEA, Division of Conservation Services

2G. New Heritage Tools for Land Protection
Sarah Haggerty, MA Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program

2H. The Ever-Changing World of Donation and Valuation Substantiation Rules
Stefan Nagel, Law Office of Stephen J. Small, PC
Jonathan Avery, Avery and Associates

2i. The Massachusetts Conservation Land Tax Credit (CLTC)
Irene Del-Bono, MA EOEEA, Division of Conservation Services
Paula Pariseau, The Compact of Cape Cod Conservation Trusts

2J. DIY Strategic Planning for Small Land Trusts
Henrietta Jordan, Trailmarker Associates

2K. And Now, Please Put on Your Advancement Hat!
Molly Fannon Willams, Philanthropy Consultant
Gabriela Silva, Wildlands Trust

2L. Re-knitting Our Communities through Conservation Connections
Colin Novick, Greater Worcester Land Trust
Andre Leroux, MA Smart Growth Alliance
Jackie Douglas, Livable Streets Alliance

2M. Building Vibrancy: Creative Placemaking and Gateway City Green Spaces
Ben Forman, Gateway City Innovation Institute
Liz Nunn, Loeb Fellow
Charles Tracy, National Park Service

SESSION 3  |  2:30–4PM

3A/C. The Value of Agriculture: Past, Present and Future, and Improving the MA Food System: What Would You Like to See?
Kathy Orlando, Sheffield Land Trust
Cris Coffin, American Farmland Trust
Rep. Steve Kulik, MA Food Policy Council
Brad Mitchell, MA Farm Bureau

3B. The Great Outdoors & Gateway City Parks
Stephanie Cooper, MA EOEEA, Division of Conservation Services
Kurt Gaertner, MA EOEEA, Division of Conservation Services
Melissa Cryan, MA EOEEA, Division of Conservation Services
Brad Buschur, Groundwork Lawrence

3C/A. Improving the MA Food System: What Would You Like to See?, and The Value of Agriculture: Past, Present and Future
Kathy Orlando, Sheffield Land Trust
Cris Coffin, American Farmland Trust
Rep. Steve Kulik, MA Food Policy Council
Brad Mitchell, MA Farm Bureau

3D. Anti-Government Movement & Your Projects: How to Handle Opposition
Andre Leroux, MA Smart Growth Alliance

3E. Administering a Deer Hunting Program on Land Trust Properties
David Rimmer, Essex County Greenbelt Association
Russ Hopping, The Trustees of Reservations

3F. Organizing Successful Landscape-scale Conservation Projects
Jay Rasku, Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust
Janet Morrison, North County Land Trust

3G. Legal Roundtable
Moderator: Buzz Constable, Lincoln Land Conservation Trust
Panelists:
Robert Levite, UMass Extension Service
Irene Del-Bono, MA EOEEA, Division of Conservation Services
Stefan Nagel, Law Office of Stephen J. Small, PC
Elizabeth Wroblicka, Land Conservation Associates

3H. Capital Campaigns for Beginners
Tom Curren, Pew Charitable Trusts

3i. Risk Management for Land Trusts
Richard Gilmore, Asset and Risk Assessment International

3J. Urban Rivers: Rediscovering the Backbone of Our Cities
Trish Garrigan, US Environmental Protection Agency
Cindy DelPapa, MA Division of Ecological Restoration 

3K. Youth Leadership in Urban Agriculture, Conservation, and Advocacy
Youth leaders from Groundwork Lawrence, Groundwork Somerville, and The Food Project