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2012 Conference Agenda

Thursday May 03, 2012

   10:00am - 02:30pm   Field Trip: Hidden Jewels - Buck Hill Falls & Old Growth Forest
   10:00am - 04:00pm   TH1: Practitioners’ Guide to Conservation Acquisitions
   10:00am - 04:30pm   TH2: Municipal Conservation Tools in Action
   10:00am - 04:00pm   TH3: Developing an Action Plan for Accreditation
   10:00am - 04:00pm   TH4: Photographing Nature: Telling the Story of Conservation with Photographs
   01:00pm - 04:00pm   TH5: Pennsylvania Farmland Preservation: Policy Update & Discussion
   01:00pm - 04:00pm   TH6: Adapting to Climate Change: What Land Trusts Need to Know
   04:45pm - 05:45pm   Thursday Night Reception (Sponsored by The Nature Conservancy)
   06:30pm - 08:00pm   Dinner hosted by PA Farmland Preservation Association and featuring Russell Redding
 

Friday May 04, 2012

   09:00am - 12:00pm   FR1: Tax Law for Conservationists
   09:00am - 12:00pm   FR2: Leading Cooperative Efforts
   09:30am - 04:30pm   FR3: Home on The Shale -Conserving in Perpetuity: A Collection of Roundtable Discussions
   10:00am - 12:00pm   FR Roundtable 1: Renewal of Accreditation: Staying Ahead of the Curve
   10:00am - 03:00pm   FR4: Green & Affordable Stormwater Management Strategies
   10:00am - 04:30pm   Field Trip: Exploring the Poconos - A Tour of Conserved Landscapes
   01:00pm - 03:00pm   FR Roundtable 2: Working Together for Farmland Preservation: Models of Collaboration
   01:00pm - 04:00pm   FR5: Writing Your Land Trust's Success Story: The Power of Words in Your Work
   01:00pm - 04:00pm   FR6: New Frontiers in Conservation Finance
   04:45pm - 05:45pm   Friday Evening Reception (sponsored by Pregmon Law Office)
   05:45pm - 07:00pm   PALTA Sustainable Dinner (Featuring Keynote Seamus MacGraw)
 

Saturday May 05, 2012

   08:30am - 09:45am   1a: Farmland Preservation: Saving Land and Improving Water Quality
   08:30am - 09:45am   1b: Establishing a Clear Business Model
   08:30am - 09:45am   1c: 4BR, 3BA in Conservation: Selling Conservation to New Landowners
   08:30am - 09:45am   1d: Designing Your Own Land Protection Criteria
   08:30am - 09:45am   1e: Talking about Difficult Issues
   08:30am - 09:45am   1f: Angling for Conservation Success: Tips, Tools, and Models for Effective Coldwater Land Conservation and Fishing Access
   08:30am - 09:45am   1g: DCNR - Leadership & Resources: Shaping the Future of Conservation & Recreation in Pennsylvania
   10:00am - 12:00pm   2a: Accessing the Benefits of the Farm Bill
   10:00am - 12:00pm   2b: Major Gift Development: Fundraising that Matters
   10:00am - 12:00pm   2c: Roundtable Discussion: Soliciting Private Donations for Specific Conservation Projects
   10:00am - 12:00pm   2d: Easement Monitoring - There’s an App for That!
   10:00am - 12:00pm   2e: Planning for Compatible Economic Development to Initiate Community Sustainability
   10:00am - 12:00pm   2f: Municipal/Land Trust Partnerships for Open Space Conservation
   10:00am - 12:00pm   2g: Private Forestland Preservation: Challenges and Opportunities
   10:00am - 12:00pm   2h: County and Municipal Funding for Open Space in Tough Economic Times
   02:00pm - 03:30pm   3a: Opportunities and Obstacles for Sustainable Agriculture on Protected Lands
   02:00pm - 03:30pm   3b: Raising Money Online: What Works and What is a Waste of Time?
   02:00pm - 03:30pm   3c: Avoiding Conflicts of Interest: Running an Ethical Land Trust
   02:00pm - 03:30pm   3d: Calculating Natural Resource Value
   02:00pm - 03:30pm   3e: Rails-to-Trails: Converting Railroad Corridors to Recreational Destinations
   02:00pm - 03:30pm   3f: A Roundtable on Community Sustainability: Assessments & Actions


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The people of the Pennsylvania Land Trust Association envision a prosperous Pennsylvania, where communities know that their treasured green places will endure. We envision a Commonwealth where the lands that guarantee our water quality are safeguarded; where every child can safely play at a nearby park; where our productive farmland and forests are protected, securing our food and timber supply; and where wild places are preserved for wildlife and people.

Thank you to the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources for supporting the Association’s conservation efforts.

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