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Maine Land Conservation Conference 2016

The Conference will be held on Friday and Saturday, April 22nd and 23rd, at the Mt. Ararat Middle School and Orion Performing Arts Center in Topsham, Maine. Registration is now open!

We're Sorry!!!  The Friday AM Harvesting to Meet Woodland Owners' Goals field course, the Friday PM Forestry for the Birds field course, and the Friday PM Coyote Ecology field course have all filled to capacity at this time. We will take a limited number of people on the waiting list for each. Consider attending our Friday AM Seminar on Succession Planning for Land Trusts instead!


Maine Coast Heritage Trust presents the Maine Land Conservation Conference to support Maine’s land conservation community. The conference provides training on best practices in land trust management, land transactions, fundraising, stewardship, and community engagement. It provides a forum for learning about the most pressing issues facing land conservation today.

Friday events include AM and PM forestry field courses, an in-depth seminar that will help you develop a succession plan for your land trust, a repeat of the wildly popular Forestry for Maine's Birds session, an opportunity to learn about coyote ecology, and our popular welcoming reception.

Saturday will feature a keynote address by Kristen Miale, President of the Good Shepherd Food Bank, on how land trusts can play a role in ending hunger in Maine. The plenary session also include the presentation of the Espy Land Heritage Award, which recognizes an individual, organization, agency or coalition for exemplary conservation efforts in MaineWe will have the usual wide variety of topical workshops, and excellent opportunities for networking and reconnecting with the vital reasons we all do this work.  Register early for best selection, as field trips and some workshops will fill quickly.


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  • Baker Newman Noyes
  • Bar Harbor Trust Services
  • Open Space Institute
  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Gulf of Maine Coastal Program
  • Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve


  • Casella Organics
  • Douglas McDaniel Campo & Schools LLC, PA
  • FB Environmental Associates
  • Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust
  • Maine Boundary Consultants
  • New England Forestry Foundation
  • Karen Schaller Fundraising Database Consultant, LLC
  • Stantec
  • Stern Consulting International
  • Wright-Pierce