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 >>

Registration now open>>

Workshop Descriptions Available Here >>

Workshop Schedule Now Available >>

Download a Conference Brochure >>

2017 Conference

We are busy finalizing all of the details for CLCC's 2018 Connecticut Land Conservation Conference - a full day of educational workshops and peer-to-peer networking for those interested in land conservation, followed by an informal reception with friends and colleagues from across the state - but there is still plenty of time to register or to become a sponsor!

Workshop Descriptions Now Available!

The 2018 Conference workshop descriptions are now available! Read the updated workshop descriptions HERE >> or click on the link at the bottom of the page. Check back often for updates.

Faculty Bios

Access the 2018 Conference Faculty Bios HERE >> or click on the link at the bottom of the page. Check back often for updates to this year's impressive list.

Workshop Schedule Now Available

The 2018 Conference Workshop Schedule is now available for download. Check out the schedule HERE or download below.

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.

All Sponsor 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.

Official Conference Accommodations (Discounted rooms sold out!)

CLCC has once again partnered with the Inn at Middletown as the official 2018 Conference hotel! They will offer our attendees a special conference rate of $179/night. Available rooms are limited. Please call 860-854-6300 and ask to book under the block name CT Land. Or you may book online by clicking here, enter the appropriate dates and number of guests, and enter promo code: ctland.

Sponsorship Invitation

Be a part of something special by becoming a sponsor of the 2018 Connecticut Land Conservation Conference! Find information about sponsorships HERE. For questions, contact Executive Director Amy B. Paterson at abpaterson@ctconservation.org.

Read more about our annual Conference.

View our growing list of 2018 Conference Sponsors!

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



  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

Conference Sneak Peek Now Available!

The 2018 Conference features 7 subject matter tracks, 52 workshops, and more. Check out our 2018 Sneak Peek HERE >>.

2018 Call for Presentations - Now Closed

CLCC is now accepting presentation applications for the 2018 Connecticut Land Conservation Conference. Read the full Call for Presentations HERE or submit your application HERE.

2018 Excellence in Conservation Awards - Now Closed

The Connecticut Land Conservation Council is seeking nominations for its Excellence in Conservation Awards to be presented at the 34th annual Connecticut Land Conservation Conference on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT. Read more >>

The Diana Atwood Johnson OSWA Photo Contest - Now Closed

Calling all amateur nature photographers! Find more information about this contest HERE. For questions, contact Communications Coordinator Kathy Blachowski at kblachowski@ctconservation.org.