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New Jersey Conservation Rally

19th annual NJ Land Conservation Conference

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"TO YOUR HEALTH"

 

March 6, 2015

 

New Jersey Land Conservation Rally

 

Lafayette Yards Wyndham Hotel

Trenton, N.J.

 

The New Jersey Land Conservation Conference, also known as "the Rally," is an annual one-day educational conference about preserving New Jersey's open space and farmland.

 

"To your Health" is the theme of the 2015 conference, highlighting the role of land conservation in promoting health and wellness.

 

Keynote speaker is Dr. Eric Chivian, founder and director emeritus of the Center for Health and the Global Environment, Harvard Medical School, and a Nobel Peace Prize winner.

 

You are invited to become a 2015 conference partner - as a speaker, sponsor or exhibitor.

 

Interested? Contact Rally@njconservation.org

or Laura Szwak at New Jersey Conservation Foundation at 908-234-1225, ext. 117

 

 

 

2014 EXHIBITORS

 

2015 RALLY PLANNING COMMITTEE

 

Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions 
D&R Greenway Land Trust 
· FAV Consulting, Land Preservation & Management

Great Swamp Watershed Association ·Monmouth Conservation Foundation · New Jersey Conservation Foundation   NJDEP Land Use Regulation Program Raritan Headwaters Association · State Agriculture Development Committee
Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association .
Sourland Conservancy

The Land Conservancy of New Jersey

The Nature Conservancy · Trust for Public Land

 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

What is the New Jersey Land Conservation Rally?

The annual New Jersey Land Conservation Rally is one of the nation’s largest statewide conservation training events. The Rally is a daylong educational event offering workshops, plenary sessions, and networking opportunities.

Over 300 conservationists attend each year. All workshops are at least 75 minutes long and multiple sessions run concurrently. 

Who is the audience?
The New Jersey Land Conservation Rally attracts a diverse audience. Here is the breakdown of recent attendees:

• 30% represented land conservation nonprofits, either land trusts that acquire land or those that steward land
• 16% from government entities, including federal, state, county and municipal leaders, including members of open space committees and environmental commissions
• 15% from other non-profit organizations
• 11% from private companies that support land conservation, such as appraisers, title companies, attorneys and environmental consulting firms
• 28% others, including students, foundation representatives, unaffiliated individuals and other private companies


The experience and skills of Rally attendees vary tremendously, from professionals with years of experience to new volunteers and students.

Who are the presenters?

Our presenters are a knowledgeable and experienced group of professionals in conservation-related fields.

For questions, please contact Laura Szwak at New Jersey Conservation Foundation at 908-234-1225, ext. 117, or laura@njconservation.org.

 

THANKS TO THE 2014 SPONSORS!

 

LEAD SPONSORS

   

   

 

Conservation Resources Inc.

PARTNERS

Land Trust Alliance

Michael E. Heenehan Environmental Consultant

Raritan Headwaters Association

SUPPORTERS

Hatch Mott MacDonald

Merrill G. & Emita E. Hastings Foundation

Monmouth Conservation Foundation

Trust for Public Land

CONTRIBUTORS

J.M. Sorge Inc.

The Conservation Fund

SCHOLARSHIP SPONSORS

D&R Greenway Land Trust

Hatch Mott MacDonald

The Land Conservancy of New Jersey

Ronald A. Curini Appraisal Company

EXHIBITORS

Hatch Mott MacDonald

Land Trust Alliance

New Jersey Conservation Foundation

New Jersey Highlands Coalition

New Jersey Keep It Green

New York-New Jersey Trail Conference

Raritan Headwaters Association

Sourland Conservancy

Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association

Student Conservation Association

The Conservation Fund, Land Conservation Loan Program

Trust for Public Land

Urban Trekkers

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service

 

 

2014 RALLY IMAGES

 

 

 

MORE FROM THE 2014 RALLY!

 

 

STORIES, PHOTOS, VIDEO

 

 

RALLY HANDOUTS

 

Here are links to materials from 2014 Rally workshops:

 

Workshop 1G - Hot Topics in Farmland Preservation

 

Workshop 2D - Easement Modification and Termination

 

Workshop 2B - Linking Open Space and Economics" Lessons Learned from Ecotourism and Agritourism

 

SEE ALL WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS >>

SEE PRESENTER BIOGRAPHIES >>

 

Watch videos of three "Lightning Round" storytellers from the 2013 Rally

          Thanks to Patrick Law for filming these videos. 

 

 

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