2008 Convocation

Presentations

Please click on the presenters below for each presentation PDF.

9:00 – 10:00 am, SESSION ONE (choose A or B workshop, 45 min. w/15 min. Q&A)

WORKSHOP A. Land Trusts, Farming & Perceived Open Space

PRESENTATION – The Perceived Open Space Project: Learn about the threats and opportunities for agricultural, recreational, institutional lands that may appear protected, but actually do not have permanent legal protection.
Paula Goldberg, Senior Land Protection Specialist, The Compact of Cape Cod Conservation Trusts

Case studies: Learn how conservation and agriculture can co-exist on the same land.

PRESENTATION – The Viveiros Dairy Farm Project: Allen Decker, Director of Land Protection, Coalition for Buzzards Bay
Brewster Community Gardens: Peter Johnson, President, Brewster Conservation Trust


WORKSHOP B. Cultivating Relationships with Contributors through Direct Mail

PRESENTATION – Minimize risks and maximize return, learn what works with direct mail nuts & bolts.
David Spier, Owner & President, Step Direct

PRESENTATION – Growing your Membership: Lessons Learned
Michael Lach, Assistant Dir., The Compact/Exec. Dir., Harwich Conservation Tr.

 
PLENARY SESSION: PRESENTATION – Keynote Speaker, Jim Lentowski, Nantucket Conservation Foundation

10:45 – 11:45 am, SESSION TWO (choose A or B workshop, 45 min w/15 min. Q&A)

WORKSHOP A. Public/Private Partnerships to Save Land

Land is disappearing, prices are high and acquisition dollars are limited. Learn from case studies about partnerships among land trust, town, state, and/or Uncle Sam.

PRESENTATION – Save Dennis Pond: Mark Robinson, Exec. Dir., The Compact of Cape Cod Conservation Trusts

PRESENTATION – Save O’Neill Farm: Bob Wilber, Director of Land Protection, MassAudubon

WORKSHOP B. Conservation Restriction (CR) Stewardship Best Practices

PRESENTATION – Learn practical approaches to improving conservation restriction stewardship.
Kathy Sferra, Director of Land Stewardship, MassAudubon
John Coolidge, Conservation Restriction Stewardship Specialist, MassAudubon

11:45 am – 12:00 pm, CLOSING REMARKS
Julie Early, Island Foundation & Bernie McHugh, Mass. Land Trust Coalition

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