2019 Connecticut Land Conservation Conference

35th Annual
Connecticut Land Conservation Conference

Saturday, March 23, 2019
8:30am - 5:00pm (followed by post-event reception)
Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 

Registration is now open!

Registration brochure available here >>
Workshop descriptions available here >>
Workshop Schedule available here >>

Preparations are underway for CLCC's 2019 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.


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

                   Awards Ceremony
                   Plenary Conversation
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

Plenary Session Conversation - Getting Land Conservation into the Room Where it Happens

Governor Lamont made it clear in his inaugural address that as a fan of Hamilton he is glad to now be in the “room where it happens” and that he would not be “throwing away his shot.” The Governor’s outlook offers a fresh opportunity to discuss your and CLCC’s vision for accelerating the pace of land conservation in Connecticut over the next four years. Bring your questions and ideas to this interactive conversation about getting land conservation into the room where it happens.

Invited Speakers:  Governor Ned Lamont; DEEP Commissioner Katie Dykes; others TBA.

Download a Conference Brochure

The 2019 Conference brochure is now available for download. Find it here >>.

Workshop Descriptions Now Available

The 2019 Conference workshop descriptions are available! Read the updated workshop descriptions here >>.

Faculty Bios

Find the 2019 Conference Faculty Bios here >>

Seeking Nominations - 2019 Excellence in Conservation Awards

The Connecticut Land Conservation Council is seeking nominations for its Excellence in Conservation Awards.

Submissions must be received by February 19, 2019. Details here >>.

Announcing the 2019 Diana Atwood Johnson OSWA Photo Contest

The Connecticut Land Conservation Council (CLCC) has partnered with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) to sponsor an amateur digital photo contest open to members and the public.

Entries must be received by February 19 (deadline extended). Details here >>.

Join us as a 2019 Conference Sponsor

Be a part of something special! Get your organization or business out in front of the state's largest annual full-day, land conservation gathering. Details here >>

Special Lodging Rates for Conference Attendees 

Two great lodging choices this year! For the Inn at Middletown use promo code CTLand when booking online or use CT Land Conservation Council if you reserve by phone at 860-854-6300. The cut-off for the special rate is February 22, 2019.  The Quality Inn - Cromwelll features discounted accomodations for conference attendees which include a choice of king or queen beds. Reserve online or call  860-310-4000.

2019 Conference Sneak Peek Now Available

The 2019 Conference features 8 subject matter tracks, 53 workshops, and more. Check out our 2019 Sneak Peek here >>.

Announcing the 2019 Call for Presentations  - CLOSED!  Thanks to all who submitted proposals!

Submit your proposal for the 2019 Connecticut Land Conservation Council Conference. Details here >> To submit your proposal, click here.  Deadline is November 5th!


Thank you 2019 Connecticut Land Conservation Conference Sponsors

 ~ Conference Patron



New! Sponsor workshops!

Specialty demonstrations and custom workshops that you won't want to miss ... Featuring the following sponsors ~

Little Green Light



~ Conservation Partners

Aquarion Water Company     Audubon Connecticut    

Connecticut Forest & Park Association    

Housatonic Valley Association    Land Trust Alliance    

The Nature Conservancy     The Trust for Public Land


Denali     Lawrence J. Lunden Foundation


Connecticut Audubon Society     Connecticut Council of Trout Unlimited

CT DEEP - Division of Forestry

CT Fund for the Environment/Save the Sound    

Deep River Snacks                     Highstead Foundation   

  L.L. Bean              Rockfall Foundation


Connecticut Farm Bureau Association          Farmington River Watershed Association 

New England Forestry Foundation                            New England Mountain Bike Association    

Offices of Keith R. Ainsworth, Esq., LLC            USDA-NRCS                 Working Lands Alliance   



 ~ Service Providers

Blue Earth Compost      Danosky & Associates     Farm Credit East


The Conservation Fund     Meadow Site Services


Anne Penniman Associates LLC     The Conserve-A-Nation Insurance Program by Alliant Insurance    

Kerin & Fazio, LLC     SWCA Environmental Consultants     The Trail Building Company   


Capitol Consulting     Connwood Foresters        Flanagan Associates   

Murtha Cullina, LLP     R.P. McDermott Associates, Inc.    

Stewart Appraisal Services     Vineyard Consulting



   ~ Land Trusts

Burlington Land Trust


Aspetuck Land Trust             Avalonia Land Conservancy 

Joshua's Tract Conservation and Historic Trust                 Redding Land Trust


                    Bolton Land Trust                   Berlin Land Trust                     

                Haddam Land Trust             

          Kent Land Trust               Northern Connecticut Land Trust

Salem Land Trust 

Salisbury Association Land Trust         Shelton Land Conservation Trust   

Southington Land Trust            

Warren Land Trust              Weantinoge Heritage Land Trust



~Reception Sponsors~

Kinsmen Brewing Company     Thimble Island Brewery  

Two Roads Brewing Company



~Musical Guests~

Reelin' Away


Click here to find out how to add your name to our list of generous sponsors!