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2016 Convocation

2016 Convocation

Presentations Please click on the presenters below for each presentation PDF (if available). SESSION  ONE  (9:15 – 10:15 a.m.) WORKSHOP A.      Membership Development: Cultivating, Growing, Tracking Support Financial support from land trust members is the lifeblood of our land-saving work. Whether you’re an all-volunteer or staffed land trust, the basics of membership development are the […]

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2015 Convocation

2015 Convocation

Presentations Please click on the presenters below for each presentation PDF (ifavailable). Session One (9:15 am – 10:15 am)WORKSHOP A. Best Practices and Resources for Managing Invasive Plants Bittersweet, knotweed, phragmites, Oh My! You don’t need to be a wizard to tackle what may seem like a daunting task of finding the resources to control […]

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2014 Convocation

2014 Convocation

Presentations Please click on the presenters below for each presentation PDF. Session One (9:15 am – 10:15 am) WORKSHOP A: Stewardship PrinciplesLet’s get back to basics. Whether or not accreditation is in your past, present or future, it is critical to have a solid understanding, on paper and in the field, of your properties and […]

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2013 Convocation

2013 Convocation

Presentations Please click on the presenters below for each presentation PDF. 9:15 – 10:15 am     SESSION  ONE  (choose  A  or  B  workshop, each will include time for Q&A)  WORKSHOP  A.      Habitat Restoration Learn how restoring the ecological integrity of degraded habitats benefits people, plants and wildlife, and where to find potential funding sources for […]

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2012 Convocation

2012 Convocation

Presentations Please click on the presenters below for each presentation PDF. Session One (9:15 am – 10:15 am) WORKSHOP A: Stewardship in Action Jesse Ferreira, Land Protection & Stewardship Specialist, Buzzards Bay Coalition James Rassman, Stewardship Coordinator, Waquoit Bay Nat. Estuarien Research Reserve WORKSHOP B: New Media Rob Hancock, Vice Pres., Education & Public Engagement, […]

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2011 Convocation

2011 Convocation

Presentations Please click on the presenters below for each presentation PDF. Session One (9:00 am – 10:00 am) WORKSHOP A: Protecting Land for Water Brendan Annett, Vice-President, The Coalition for Buzzards Bay Bob Wilber, Director of Land Protection, MassAudubon Paula Pariseau, Sr. Land Protection Specialist, The Compact WORKSHOP B: Trails–Connecting People to Land Mark Robinson, […]

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2010 Convocation

2010 Convocation

 Presentations Please click on the presenters below for each presentation PDF. Session One (9:00 am – 10:00 am) WORKSHOP A: Property Tax Exemption Status for Land Trusts Mark Robinson, Exec. Dir. of The Compact, and Attorney Bob Levite, UMass Ext. WORKSHOP B: Funding Land Acquisitions Sharon Marino, Project Leader, Coastal Ecosystems Program, USFWS Dorrie Pizzella, […]

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2008 Convocation

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 […]

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