Registration Now Open for the 2024 Maine Land Conservation Conference

We’re so excited to share this year’s Conference line-up!

Registration has now begun for the Maine Land Conservation Conference, taking place April 12 and 13 in Topsham, Maine. We are honored to be hosting several Wabanaki speakers this year, and there will be opportunities to learn about cross-cultural collaborations on both Friday and Saturday. Read on to learn more and explore all our workshops and presentations descriptions by clicking here. Huge thanks to all our generous sponsors, especially our Leading Sponsors L.L.Bean, Norway Savings Bank, and The Nature Conservancy. 

On Friday, April 12, Tony Sutton, Assistant Professor, Native American Programs and Cooperative Extension; Faculty Fellow, Mitchell Center, and Ciona Ulbrich, Senior Project Manager, Maine Coast Heritage Trust will present two workshops to help participants discover A Pathway to Commitment to Cultural Access on Conservation Lands. Friday also includes an outdoor field trip to an ash stand, where John Daigle, Tyler Everett, Emily Francis, and Ella McDonald will talk about what land caretakers can do in the face of the destructive invasive pest Emerald Ash Borer.

Friday evening Conference attendees with gather together for our popular social gathering, this year at Flight Deck Brewing in Brunswick. Tickets for the social cost $15 and cover entry and pizza, and there will be a cash bar with beverage options to suit everyone. 

Our keynote speaker Saturday morning, April 13, will be Dr. Bonnie Newsom. Dr. Newsom, a member of the Penobscot Nation and co-principal investigator of the newly formed Center for Braiding Indigenous Knowledges and Science, will speak about how Indigenous Knowledge offers valuable insights into climate change as it encompasses multi-generational understandings of local ecosystems and human engagement with changing environments.

We also have workshops on Saturday presented by over 40 experienced and knowledgeable presenters! Read their short biographies here

The Conference also includes an opportunity for those interested to table at our Land Fair. Land Fair exhibitors may set up displays, interact with attendees, distribute and sell materials throughout the day. Contact Donna for more information or sign up during registration by answering the question about exhibiting at the Land Fair in the affirmative. 

To go directly to our registration page and start your registration, visit  

This long-awaited return to our traditional conference format is very thrilling and we are looking forward to a great event. Hope to see you in April!!