2016 Connecticut Land Conservation Conference

32nd Annual Connecticut Land Conservation Conference

Saturday, March 19, 2016
Wesleyan University
Usdan University Center
45 Wyllys Avenue
Middletown, CT
8:00am – 4:45pm (followed by reception)


Read the Post-Conference Wrap-Up HERE.
Thank you to our 2016 Conference Sponsors!
Your commitment is so great appreciated and critical to the success of this important annual event!


2016 Conference Registration is Now Closed

2016 Conference Information

Opening Plenary Session: A Conversation about Conservation with Tom Condon

CLCC is delighted to welcome Tom Condon as our 2016 Keynote Speaker. After 44 years as a columnist, deputy editorial page editor, and chief editorial writer of The Hartford Courant, Tom Condon has reported on the full spectrum of conservation and environmental issues. Join us for this unique opportunity to talk with Tom about his insights and perspectives - and yours -- on conservation policy, land use planning, and more during a conversation about conservation. Read more about Tom Condon HERE.

Workshop & Seminar Handouts

Workshop and Seminar handouts can be found HERE. Be sure to check back often as we continue to update the page.

NOTE:  Workshop A.2 2016 CGA Public Policy Panel is CANCELLED.  

Parking and Shuttle Information & Campus Map

Carpooling is encouraged! The Wesleyan campus map available for HERE. Usdan is identified as #3, Fayerweather, Beckham Hall as #2, 41 Wyllys Avenue as #4 and South College as #6.

Parking for Attendees: Vine Street Parking Lot (Lot V) next to tennis courts and Lot A on College Street. Shuttle service from Lot V to the Usdan Center will be available from 8am - 10am. Return service will be available at the conclusion of the Annual Conference.

Parking for Presenters and Sponsors:  Wyllys Avenue E Lots. If you need special parking accommodations, please contact Amy Paterson at abpaterson@ctconservation.org.

Wesleyan Internet Access

Using Wesleyan’s computers (for faculty only):
To use a Wesleyan computer in the classroom:
Guest username: ctlcc-1
Guest password: BNGM5gC7cG

Wesleyan Wifi:
For personal devices (smartphones, laptops, tablets etc.) wifi access is through a self-serve registration portal.  Connect to the “wes-guest” wireless network; you will then be prompted to fill out a registration form and then wifi access will be granted.

Attention Foresters!  Certified Forest Practioner CEU’s have been assigned to the 2016 CLCC Conference. 

Bring a certificate of attendance (attached below) to the Conference and CLCC Executive Director Amy B. Paterson will certify your participation at the end of the day.  Please make sure to sign the Certified Forest Practitioner's registration form at the Registration table when you check into the conference in the morning.  Any questions, please contact Amy at abpaterson@ctconservation.org.

1st Annual Connecticut Land Conservation Conference Art & Nature Photography Exhibit

Celebrate the beauty of nature in Connecticut by displaying your favorite artwork and photography related to land conservation.   More information is HERE

All Sponsors and Faculty Instructions are Available Below

Instructions for all sponsors and workshop faculty are available to download. Click HERE for sponsors. Click HERE for workshop faculty. You will find relevant information on set-up for exhibit tables and posters, workshop handouts, complimentary registration and travel accommodations.

2016 Conference Registration Information

Registration is now closed.  Please contact abpaterson@ctconservation.org if you would like to be added to the walk-in waiting list.

Workshop & Seminar Descriptions - Humanities Track and Office Hours

Workshop & Seminar Descriptions HERE.

Workshop & Seminar Schedule HERE.

Humanities Track & Office Hours Descriptions HERE.

Faculty Bios 

This year's conference boasts another impressive group of faculty leading workshops and seminars. Find their bios HERE or download the file available below.

Conference Brochure 

The 2016 Conference Brochure is now available for download. Click HERE to view the brochure or download the file available below. 

Conference Scholarship Information

For more information click HERE.


Top off the day with friends, colleagues, good food and music. Featuring refreshments from Connecticut's own Bantam BreadBlack Hog Brewing, Broad Brook BrewingCharter Oak Brewing, The Mystic Cheese Co.Organic Vintages and Thimble Island Brewery. More to come! Music will be provided once again by the Natchaug Jam Band!


Thank You 2016 Conference Sponsors


Lead Conference Sponsors

Geoffrey C. Hughes Foundation

Land Trust Alliance


Conference Patrons

Eversource Energy   The Nature Conservancy   The Trust for Public Land  


Scholarship Sponsors

The Geoffrey C. Hughes Foundation   Regional Water Authority


Conservation Partners

 Audubon Connecticut     Connecticut Forest & Park Association


The Rockfall Foundation


Aquarion Water Company   Connecticut Audubon Society   Connecticut River Gateway Commission
Deep River Snacks     Shipman & Goodwin, LLP


Connecticut Council on Soil and Water Conservation   Connecticut Resource Conservation & Development Council
Highstead   New England Forestry Foundation  
University of Connecticut, Natural Resources & the Environment
Working Lands Alliance   Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies


Service Providers

Ackerly Brown LLP   Alliant   Cooper, Whitney & Francois    Danosky & Associates
Farm Credit East   GEI Consultants, Inc.    Greenwoods Land Management
Lindberg & Ripple
   Manes Consulting


The Conservation Fund   Native Habitat Restoration


Farrell & Farrell Consulting Services, Inc.   Iroquois Valley Farms  
Kerin & Fazio, LLC   LandVest   
Meritam Investment Advisors   Paul Rochford Video Production  
Trail Websites   Vineyard Consulting


 Brawley Consulting Group    Capitol Consulting   Connwood Foresters, Inc.   Conservation Works   Davison Environmental
Denali   Diana, Conti & Tunila, LLP   Flanagan Associates    Halloran & Sage    
Housatonic Valley Association/Litchfield Hills Greenprint Collaborative   HRP Associates
J.S. McCarthy Printers     LANDSCAPE Land Conservation Software   MacDermid, Reynolds & Glissman, P.C.
Murtha Cullina   RP McDermott Associates Inc.   Stewart Appraisal Services


Land Trusts

Middlesex Land Trust


Avalonia Land Conservancy   Branford Land Trust   Conecticut Farmland Trust
Cornwall Conservation Trust   East Haddam Land Trust
Housatonic Valley Association/Litchfield Hills Greenprint Collaborative
Kent Land Trust  Weantinoge Heritage Land Trust


Darien Land Trust


Northern Connecticut Land Trust


Berlin Land Trust   Bolton Land Trust   Burlington Land Trust   Colchester Land Trust  
Deep River Land Trust   East Granby Land Trust   Farmington Land Trust
Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust  Goshen Land Trust
Granby Land Trust   Great Meadows Conservation Trust   Guilford Land Conservation Trust  
Haddam Land Trust   Land Conservancy of Ridgefield   Land Trust of West Haven  
Manchester Land Conservation Trust   Middlebury land Trust   Prospect Land Trust
Roxbury Land Trust   Shelton Land Conservation Trust  
Steep Rock Association


Reception Sponsors

Bantam Bread Co.   Black Hog Brewing Company  
Broad Brook Brewing Company   
Cato Corner Farm  
Charter Oak Brewing Company   Deep River Snacks  
Hopkins Vineyard   Mystic Cheese Company   Organic Vintages