Previous Workshops

Previous NHLTC Workshops & Presenter Materials

February 15, 2024
Green Burial on Conservation Land: Digging into the Details

October 19, 2023
Be Prepared - When and How to Amend a Conservation Easement

February 16, 2023
Hand in Hand - Conservation, Solar, and Housing

October 6, 2022
Thinking about Trails? Let's Talk Uses, Location and Partners

February 10, 2022
Improving Monitoring Efficiencies with Remote Monitoring Technologies

September 16, 2021
Creative Communications and Education: COVID Success Stories

February 18, 2021
Siting Solar and Conservation Easements: Opportunities and Challenges

October 1, 2020
Creating Fun and Meaningful Roles for Land Trust Volunteers

February 20, 2020
Land, People, Processes, and Data: How Can a Land Trust Keep Track of it All?

October 31, 2019
Shout it from a Mountaintop: Communicating about Conservation and Telling our Stories (presentation and handouts)

February 21, 2019
Untangling Knotty Issues Surrounding IRS Tax Deductions: Land Trust Responsibilities with Appraisals & Form 8283's (handouts)

September 27, 2018
Sowing the Seeds of Stewardship in Agricultural Conservation Easements (presentations and handouts)

February 22, 2018
Hiking the Line: Finding Balance on Well-loved Trails (presentations)

October 12, 2017
Getting Above it All: Using Drones (UAVs) to Advance Conservation (presentations)

June 29, 2017
Protection of Climate Corridors: Supporting a diversity of plants and wildlife in a changing climate (Presentations)

March 23, 2017
It’s Not just a Name… Title is Important!  Learn Why (Handouts)

October 13, 2016
Conservation Easements and Alternative Energy Systems: Can they Work Together?  (Presentation and Handouts)

May 25, 2016
Building Climate Resilience for Natural Systems into Your Land Protection Strategies  (Presentations and handouts)

April 9, 2016
Saving Special Places  (Workshop presentations and handouts)

September 24, 2015
Making Your Land Trust Stand Out: Communications and Branding

April 11, 2015
Saving Special Places

February 12, 2015
Conservation Easements - To Amend, or Not to Amend?
Panelists:  Jed Callen, BCM Environmental and Land Law; Terry Knowles, NH Charitable Trusts Unit; Ryan Young, Forest Society; Reagan Bissonnette (Forest Society)

October 16, 2014
Easement Violations - Lessons Learned from the School of Hard Knocks
Panelists: Pete Helm, Squam Lakes Conservation Society; Emily Hague, Monadnock Conservancy; Ryan Young, Forest Society;  Tracey Boisvert, NH Conservation Land Stewardship Program

February 6, 2014
Drafting Conservation Easements: Reserved Rights, Building Envelopes & Dispute Resolution
Panelists:  Tom Masland, Attorney, Ransmeier and Spellman; Duane Hyde, Land Protection Director, Southeast Land Trust; Paul Doscher, Senior Advisor, Society for the Protection of NH Forests

November 14, 2013
Conserving Farm Land: The Roles of Conservation Easements and Management Plans
Panelists:  Rick Ellsmore, NH State Conservationist, NRCS; Lorraine Merrill, Commissioner, NH Dept of Agriculture, Markets and Food; Mark Zankel, Executive Director, The Nature Conservancy, NH Chapter; Jeanie McIntyre, Executive Director, Upper Valley Land Trust

March 7, 2013  
What Does the 2011 American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Ruling Mean for Public Access on Conserved Land?
Presenter:  Janet Zeller, Accessibility Program Manager for the USDA Forest Service

October 25, 2012
Condemnation Of Conserved Lands: The Law, The Process and Land Trust Roles and Responsibilities
Presenters:  Tom Masland, Esq, Ransmeier and Spellman, P.C.; Terry Knowles and Anthony Blenkinsop, Charitable Trust Division, New Hampshire Department of Justice

February 14, 2012
Conservation Stewardship Transfer Fees Workshop
Presenters:  Tom Masland, Esq, Ransmeier and Spellman, P.C. and Bob Wilber, Massachusetts Audubon Society