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“In utilizing and conserving the natural resources of the Nation, the one characteristic more essential than any other is foresight.... The conservation of our natural resources and their proper use constitute the fundamental problem which underlies almost every other problem of our national life.”
— Theodore Roosevelt (6/10/1907)
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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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