Upcoming Trainings and Events


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Incorporating Natural Infrastructure into Community Planning to Enhance Coastal Resilience
Join Lauren Long, Coastal Conservation Specialist for NOAA, and Brian Ambrette, Director of Strategic Initiatives for Eastern Shore Land Conservancy, as they present various approaches land trusts can take to enhance coastal resilience by incorporating natural solutions into community planning. A suite of NOAA resources on landscape conservation, natural stormwater management and shoreline protection will be presented to help land trusts visualize, prepare for, and take action on coastal hazards and climate change impacts. Participants will also hear how the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy is assisting local governments in Maryland with enhancing coastal resilience through existing planning efforts.

How will you benefit from this webinar?

  • Learn about an online tool to visualize and consider coastal hazard and climate impacts in your coastal geography.
  • Learn how landscape conservation, natural stormwater management, and shoreline protection can reduce coastal hazards and climate impacts and gain access to helpful resources.
  • Learn about mapping and preserving open space in the floodplain as a conservation strategy to reduce flooding and gain your community credit in FEMA’s Community Rating System.
  • Learn a model for assisting local governments in enhancing coastal resilience through existing planning efforts like comprehensive planning, hazard mitigation planning, and floodplain management.

A Bigger Role: How Conserved Lands Can Serve As Natural Climate Solutions – Webinar on 9/6/18
In this webinar, Joe Fargione the North American Region Science Director of The Nature Conservancy will share his research on the potential of NCS across the United States, and Josh Parrish the Director of The Nature Conservancy’s Working Woodlands Program will share his experience working with land trusts and private landowners to improve timber management while generating revenue from the growing carbon market.

How will this webinar benefit you?

  • Learn about the latest findings on the potential of nature to absorb atmospheric carbon and how land conservation and stewardship is part of the climate change solution.
  • Identify current opportunities and barriers for land trust and private landowners to participate in voluntary forest carbon markets.
  • Understand how forest carbon projects translate into climate smart forestry practices on the ground.

Learn more here.

Rally 2018 – National Land Conservation Conference
Join us at Rally for numerous offerings for land trusts interested in bringing a climate change perspective into their work. View the 2018 schedule here.