Hand in Hand - Conservation, Solar, and Housing

Thursday, February 16, 2023, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Southeast Land Trust Mathey Center, 247 North River Rd, Epping, NH

Solar panels near conservation land

Credit: Revision Energy

REGISTER

Societal values vary from property to property.  Land Trusts typically focus on conservation, but not all land can be conserved.  Is there room on our landscape and in our work for housing and/or community solar arrays?  This workshop will address how Land Trusts can recognize opportunities for housing and solar, find partners, and take action where appropriate.

The workshop will be held in-person at Southeast Land Trust's Mathey Center (247 North River Road, Epping, NH) with an option to join virtually. NHLTC events are free for current dues-paying NHLTC “Members or Partners”. Non “Members or Partners” pay $20 (or join as a member/partner for free registration). To pay, after registering for an event, please mail a check (made out to NHLTC) to: NHLTC, Solar & Housing Workshop, 54 Portsmouth Street, Concord, NH 03301

Panelists

Elizabeth Bergquist, Associate Director for Land Conservation, The Nature Conservancy
Rob Dapice, Executive Director/CEO, New Hampshire Housing
Sally Manikian, Vermont and New Hampshire Representative, The Conservation Fund
Abby King, Conservation Director, Upper Saco Valley Land Trust
Beth McGuinn, NH Solar Project Developer, Revision Energy

Agenda

8:30-9:00 AM     Check-in/Morning Refreshments
9:00-9:30 AM     NHLTC Annual Meeting
9:30-9:45 AM     Introduction & Legal Considerations
9:45-10:50AM    Housing
10:50-11:15AM  BREAK
11:15-11:50AM  Solar Siting
12:00-12:45PM  OPTIONAL Tour of SELT Housing Project