Strategic Conservation Planning for Water

Webinar Date
June 13, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EDT
Marika Suval, Chris Kirkpatrick, Andrew Szwak
About This Webinar

Land trusts only conserve land, right? Not in 2024! A growing number of land trusts have water-related priorities, whether they are focused on quality or quantity. Water is an important consideration to work into land trusts’ strategic conservation planning, and this webinar will showcase two different examples. 

​Marika Suval, deputy director at Cacapon & Lost Rivers Land Trust and Chris Kirkpatrick, conservation manager at Mississippi Valley Conservancy will discuss challenges and lessons learned from two major planning efforts. Whether your organization is just dipping a toe or is already swimming, staff, volunteers and board members at land trusts involved in strategic conservation planning will want to attend. Andrew Szwak, mid-Atlantic program manager at the Land Trust Alliance, will offer general guidance about how land trusts can advance water quality, as outlined in the Alliance's Taking the Plunge water quality guide.

​Here’s a look at what we will cover:

  • ​A big picture overview of the importance of strategic conservation planning for water.

  • ​Landscape-scale planning for water through collaborative partnership. 

  • ​Planning for water in order to manage land in a changing climate. 

  • ​Measuring impact and success of planning efforts. 

  • ​Alliance resources related to strategic conservation planning for water.

This webinar is included in the 2024 All-Access Pass.

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