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2018 Maine Land Conservation Conference

This year’s event will invite a bit of disruption, with a focus on strategic topics and challenging the status quo. Attendees will hear from a variety of speakers, some familiar and some unexpected, with lots of opportunities for peer-to-peer exchange.

Our multifaceted learning experience kicks off a year-long learning path to inform and guide Maine land trusts as we prepare for a rapidly changing future.

Samoset Resort • Rockport, Maine
Wednesday, March 21st
1 – 4 pm, Field Trips
7 – 9 pm, Drop-In Social

Thursday, March 22nd
9:00 am – 4:30 pm, Main Event
4:30 – 6:30 pm, Closing Reception

Cost: Thursday
Main Event - $65;
Closing Reception - $20

Late fee applies and no refunds
after March 15th

Please join us for this very special 35th anniversary conference!

Throughout the day Thursday, we will take advantage of fresh formats, invite plenty of discussion, and spur interaction and debate. (View the agenda here.) The program will include:

  • Video interviews with unexpected allies and those new to conservation
  • Insight from other sectors in Maine that may hold lessons for the land conservation community
  • Opportunity to listen in as people with varied connections to our natural resources share their perspectives
  • Guidance from Portland-based nonprofit The Telling Room to help us better connect with our communities through stories
  • Presentation of the 2018 Espy Land Heritage Award

Looking for even more opportunities to meet with colleagues, enjoy outdoor activities, and discuss land conservation in Maine? We will also offer:

  • Wednesday field trips and events hosted by Coastal Mountains Land Trust and Georges River Land Trust
  • A Drop-In Social on Wednesday evening at the Samoset
  • A closing reception on Thursday evening ($20pp)

Wednesday Field Trips

Join us Wednesday afternoon for field trips hosted by partners Coastal Mountains Land Trust and Georges River Land Trust. There are several to choose from.

Samoset Resort