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   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



Risk Management Planning:

How to Prepare Your Organization for Disaster

Date & Time: 

Monday, February 5, 2018


Dvoor Farm
Free parking available onsite

 Free! (lunch included)




Learn from two organizations how they are protecting their organizations from disaster. 
Hunterdon Land Trust (HLT) had been preparing a comprehensive risk management plan addressing issues related to properties/tenants, staffing/volunteers, and information technology when disaster struck. A fire damaged HLT's headquarters (located in a historic farmhouse on a 40-acre preserve with eight other buildings), disrupting operations, damaging property, and necessitating an expensive year-long recovery effort.
HLT will share the following:
*             how the experience of the fire not only affected operations, from immediately addressing safety concerns and establishing alternative offices to working with the insurer and remediation contractors, but also influenced the risk management planning.
*             the process used to develop a Risk Management Plan and the method used to estimate the probability and consequences of particular risks.
*             Encouragement for organizations to prepare for disasters by sharing lessons learned and methods any organization can use, without significant expense or consultants, to assess, prioritize and reduce risks to ensure sustainability of operations.

NJ Conservation Foundation was closed for several weeks without power after Hurricane Sandy. The organization has developed a disaster recovery/business continuity plan to help minimize critical business functions during a disaster.

Learn tips from your colleagues on what a plan should include as well as low to no cost tools and resources you can use to make your organization more resilient.   

  • Patricia Ruby, Executive Director, Hunterdon Land Trust
  • Catherine Suttle, Director of Cultural Resources, Hunterdon Land Trust
  • Mark Barrick, IT and Office Manager, New Jersey Conservation Foundation 



2018 Workshops

(under development)

MS4 Permits & Outfall Mapping Tool                                                         February

Watershed Institute


Environmental Educators Roundtable:                                                    March

Incorporating STEM/NGSS in Environmental Education

Watershed Institute



State Tax Exemption Program

Next Generation Environmental Leaders Panel (WI)

Mt. Rose Preserve Restoration Field Worksho

Health Impact Assessment

Trail Building Workshop in the Field

Volunteer Management Roundtable (WI)

Natural Lands Stewardship (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.
(; 908-997-0720)

Outdoor programs encouraged in warm weather seasons!




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  are organized in partnership with the Watershed Institute. 



2017 Sessions concluded

Diversity & Inclusion in Environmental OrganizationsWI                         August 8
Finance & HR Directors Roundtable                                                              February 15
To Gala or Not to Gala: Development Roundtable                                    March 3
Environmental Educators RoundtableWI                                                      March 9
Sustainable Farming & Food Systems (w/Foodshed Alliance)                  January 11

Sustainable Farming Road Trip (w/Foodshed Alliance                                May 15
Advocacy in a Hostile EnvironmentWI                                                           May 4

Diversity & Inclusion in Environmental OrganizationsWI                           August 8

Keep Farmers Farming   (w/Foodshed Alliance)                                             November 30

Natural Lands Stewardship (w/NJ Recreation & Park Association)           December 7







2016 Workshops


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



Updated December 28, 2017












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