2018 Connecticut Land Conservation Conference

2018 Connecticut Land Conservation Conference
Saturday, March 17, 2018
8:30am - 5:00pm (followed by post-event reception)
Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

Conservation, Meet Development: The Role of Land Protection in Building Resilient Communities
featuring keynote speaker David Vallee >>


View 2018 Conference Re-Cap Here >> 

View 2018 Program Here >>

2018 Conference Handouts Available Here >>

Workshop Descriptions Available Here >>


Thank you 2018 Sponsors! 

2017 Conference


  7:30 am - Registration and Continental Breakfast
  8:30 am - Plenary Session:  
                   Welcome Address

                   Awards Ceremony
                   Keynote Address
10:00 am - Break
10:30 am - Workshop Session A (90-minutes)
12:00 pm - Lunch
  1:15 pm - Workshop Session B (75-minutes)
  2:30 pm - Break
  2:45 pm - Workshop Session C (75-minutes)
  4:00 pm - Break
  4:15 pm - Workshop Session D (45-minutes)
  5:00 pm - Reception

Workshop Descriptions

The 2018 Conference workshop descriptions are available! Read the updated workshop descriptions HERE >> or click on the link at the bottom of the page.

Faculty Bios

Access the 2018 Conference Faculty Bios HERE >> or click on the link at the bottom of the page.

Download a Conference Brochure

The 2018 Conference brochure is available HERE or download below.

Vallee Photo

2018 Keynote Speaker: David Vallee

Conservation, Meet Development: The Role of Land Protection in Building Resilient Communities

In view of predictive models of climate change, coordinated land use planning is more important now than ever before. And yet, conservation and development are typically discussed in either/or terms, rather than complementary considerations. Land Trusts can play an important role in supporting community vitality, by strategically preserving and utilizing land it in a way that enhances water storage during high flow events, while also serving to improve local habitats, maintain farmland and extend recreational opportunities throughout the year. Read more >>

David Vallee

David Vallee is the Hydrologist-in-Charge of the National Weather Service’s Northeast River Forecast Center. The center provides detailed water resource and life-saving flood forecasting services to National Weather Service Forecast Offices and the hundreds of federal, state and local water resource entities throughout the Northeast and New York. Read more >>

Attention Foresters!  Certified Forest Practitioner CEU’s have been assigned to the 2018 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 Kathy Blachowski at kblachowski@ctconservation.org.

Attention Lawyers!  MCLE credits may be available for certain workshops at the 2018 CLCC Conference. 

Connecticut lawyers are urged to independently review Practice Book §2-27A and make their own determination if a course qualifies for credit towards their MCLE requirement, taking into consideration the delivery and content requirements of the rule. If a course has been approved for CLE credit in another jurisdiction, then it automatically meets the content and delivery requirements in Connecticut, subject to the caveat that credit hours are awarded in Connecticut based on “actual instruction time” (e.g., 60 minutes of instruction time equals one credit hour of Connecticut CLE). The MCLE Commission's opinion on assigning CLE Credits can be found at: http://www.jud.ct.gov/committees/continuinglegaleducation/opinions/Opinion12_061217.pdf. If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Blachowski at kblachowski@ctconservation.org.


View our list of 2018 Conference Sponsors!

(Click HERE to find out how to add your name to our list of generous sponsors!)