Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Cost: $70 for LTA members, $100 for non-members
Brought to you by the Land Trust Alliance
Deciding how to balance community goals and ecological priorities for land conservation can be complicated and fraught. And it isn’t a “one and done” — with a plan written in stone for all time. The land and the community’s needs can evolve, especially given climate change and societal pressures, as we have seen with COVID-19. So how can you create a flexible strategy that allows for change over time? What can you do as a land trust to anticipate and address different desired uses and possible conflicts with areas of ecological or cultural sensitivity?
Join Judy Anderson as she lays out strategies that will help your organization build trust with different sectors of its community and balance land protection goals for a specific property. Here’s a look at what Judy will cover:
- Understanding your community’s needs and goals without extensive polling
- Developing current and long-range goals for a given property, and communicating those goals effectively
- Assessing what makes a property welcoming and inclusive in your region
- Understanding when it’s time to rethink original goals and make changes
- Creating a plan for the property that factors in ecological and cultural goals as well as your desired community relationship
Register at LTA’s website.