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 email@example.com.
Finance Directors, Human Resource Managers,
Date: Wednesday, February 15
Time: 10:00 am - noon
Place: Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center
170 Longview Road, Far Hills, NJ
Cost: Free! Light lunch to be provided
Program: Share your challenges and successful strategies with others dealing with human resources, finance and administrative functions in other organizations. Discussion topics suggested so far include: health insurance, time reporting and management, retirement plans, cellphone policy, others. The agenda will be driven by the group. Please share discussion topics you'd like the group to consider when you rsvp. There will not be a speaker or a powerpoint!
To Gala or Not to Gala...!
Development Directors Roundtable
Date: Friday, March 3
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Place: Duke Farms, 1112 Dukes Parkway West,
Cost: Free! Light lunch to be provided
Program: Many nonprofits host a gala event as a fundraiser and friendraiser. Several nonprofits have requested that the Land Trust Network get together to discuss the benefits, challenges, and resources required to host these events. Learn from others to help you decide if a gala is right for your organization.
ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATORS ROUNDTABLE
Date: Thursday, March 9
Time: 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Place: The Watershed Center
Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association
31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington
Cost: $0 (Lunch provided)
Participate in a discussion about how to develop and sustain interesting and meaningful environmental education programming. Attendees will share program highlights and best practices as well as challenges facing environmental educators. This program is hosted by the Watershed Institute. Share topics you'd like the group to discuss by taking this brief survey.
Session topics under development
Next Generation LeadersWI
To Gala or Not to GalaWI (Development Directors Roundtable)
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 February 8, 2017