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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



Creating & Managing Meadows


Date:  Wednesday, February 17

Time:  10-12:30

Place: Bamboo Brook, 170 Longview Road, Far Hills

Cost:  FREE  Snacks and beverages provided

Program: Join Tama Matsuoka and Larry Rossi, Meadows Consultants; Land Stewards who are managing meadows; and recipients of Franklin Parker Conservation Excellence Grants who have created meadows to share lessons learned as well as challenges faced.  The program begins with a brief presentation by Tama and then opens up to a roundtable for participants to share their challenges and their tips for success.  Also meet Pete Emmet from LandscapeGoats to hear how goats can be used to manage overgrown meadows and woods.  Get your questions answered!

RSVP:   Contact Laura (; 908-997-0720)


Working with InternsWI


DateMonday, February 29

Time:  9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Place:  Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association

31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington  08534

Cost:  FREE     Breakfast included.

Register here

Program:  For many nonprofits, interns are worth their weight in gold.  They increase capacity, provide new perspectives and hopefully become the next generation of environmental leaders.  In this workshop, we'll try to answer your intern-related questions, with specific attention to:

  • Where to find and how to recruit interns
  • How to hire the right intern for the job
  • How to maximize impact for both your organization and the intern

This workshop will feature a panel of speakers from the nonprofit sector and from college Career Service Centers.  Together, they will discuss their insights, experiences, and the resources they recommend to make working with interns easier and enjoyable.  Following the presentation and Q&A session with the panelists, there will be a roundtable discussion to invite participants to share their internship best practices and challenges with one another.  We want to learn from your experience in working with interns, too!


Upcoming 2016 Programs


Land Stewardship Programs of NRCS:  April 14, 10-1, NRCS Offices, Somerville


Sessions suggested and under development:

Growing New Farmers:  Working with the American Farmland Trust to bring the Hudson Valley FarmLink Network to New Jersey with the Foodshed Alliance.

Private Equity Models:  Tapping private equity to preserve farms and establish new farmers with the Foodshed Alliance.

Working with MunicipalitiesWI, March

Understanding 990sWI

Geo Web/Mapping/GIS WI

Partnerships among Nonprofits with the Dodge Foundation

Successful Event PlanningWI

Technology and StewardshipWI

Working with the PressWI

Diversity in the Work PlaceWI

Environmental Education/ Meet ANJEEWI

Restored Wetlands with the NJ Recreation & Park Association, November


Previous Sessions:

Environmental Advocacy:WI  January 26, Watershed Center, Pennington


Share your issues and topics!


Please contact Laura Szwak ( or 908-997-0720) to suggest program or topic ideas.  Also, if you would like to host a Land Trust Network meeting, please let Laura know.   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  will be organized in partnership with the Watershed Institute. 




Updated February 5, 2016













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