New Jersey Conservation Foundation is committed to promoting discussion,
networking and knowledge sharing among land trusts, grassroots groups and other
nonprofits involved in land preservation and stewardship.
The New Jersey Land Trust Network meets throughout the year for presentations and discussions on various topics including policy, fundraising, mapping, membership and board development, and best practices. The Land Trust Network is a program of the New Jersey Conservation Foundation, supported by Victoria Foundation.
Thanks to volunteer Carolann Clark who designed the logo for the NJ Land Trust Network. To learn more about her work, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Success Stories Involving Land Trusts
Date: Monday, May 15
Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Place: Copake & Germantown, New York
Meet at the Rockaway Mall in Rockaway, NJ to board a bus.
Cost: $25 (for lunch & transport)
Journey to New York's Hudson Valley to learn about how land trusts, farmer advocates and private investors are helping emerging farmers gain access to productive farmland.
From Rockaway Mall in Rockaway, NJ, we will travel to...
Copake Agricultural District, Columbia County
Bob Bernstein, Northeast Farm Access Managing Director, will talk about how his private equity firm teamed with land trusts to preserve farmland slated for development, revived sustainable agriculture, and brought vibrancy to the hamlet of Copake.
Hearty Roots Farm, Germantown
Lindsey Lusher Shute, National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC) Co-Founder and Executive Director, will talk about NYFC's policy work and efforts to connect young farmers with land;
Marissa Codey, Director of Conservation Programs, Columbia Land Conservancy (CLC), will talk about CLC's Landowner/Farmer Match Program successes;
Jacob Israelow, Partner, Founder and Managing Director of Dirt Capital, will discuss another private equity approach to helping farmers access land in New York and New Jersey.
Please share this announcement with others! All participants must register.
Thanks to the Foodshed Alliance
and Ridge and Valley Conservancy
for organizing this program.
Session topics under development
Next Generation LeadersWI
Partnerships with Financial Advisors (w/D&R Greenway Land Trust)
Diversify the Business of Land ConservationWI
How to Communicate SustainabilityWI
Advocacy in a Hostile EnvironmentWI
Land Conservation and Partnerships with Environmental Justice
Mapping Conservation Priorities (w/The Nature Conservancy, Rowan University)
Natural Lands Stewardship Workshop (w/NJ Recreation & Park Association)
Share your issues and topics!
Please contact Laura to suggest program or topic ideas, or if your organization would like to host a Land Trust Network meeting.
Outdoor programs encouraged in warm weather seasons!
Environmental Advocacy:WI January 26, Watershed Center, Pennington
Meadows Management:WI February 17, Bamboo Brook, Far Hills
Working with Interns:WI February 29, Watershed Center, Pennington
Learn NRCS Programs:WI April 14, NRCS Offices, Somerset
Food Resiliency: June 7 & August 15 with Foodshed Alliance
GeoWeb Training: WI August 3, NJDEP Computer Lab
Unmanned Aerial Systems: September 9, D&R Greenway Land Trust
Working with the Press September 26, Watershed Center, Pennington
Natural Lands Stewardship December 1, Plainsboro Preserve
The Land Trust Network values our partnership with the Watershed Institute, a program of the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association. Those workshops marked with WI will be organized in partnership with the Watershed Institute.
Updated April 10, 2017