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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




To Gala or Not to Gala...(+ other topics)


Development Directors Roundtable


  Date:  Friday, March 3

  Time:  10:00 am - 1:00 pm

  Place:  Duke Farms, 1112 Dukes Parkway West,
   Hillsborough, NJ
  Cost:  Free!  Light lunch to be provided

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

  Program: Many nonprofits host a gala event as a fundraiser and friendraiser.  Several nonprofits have requested that the Land Trust Network get together to discuss the benefits, challenges, and resources required to host these events.  Learn from others to help you decide if a gala is right for your organization.  Please send to Laura any other topics you'd like the development directors to discuss. 





Date: Thursday, March 9

Time:  10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Place:  The Watershed Center
Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association
31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington 
Cost:  $0 (Lunch provided)
Participate in a discussion about how to develop and sustain interesting and meaningful environmental education programming.  Attendees will share program highlights and best practices as well as challenges facing environmental educators.  This program is hosted by the Watershed Institute.  Share topics you'd like the group to discuss by taking this brief survey.  




2017 Workshops


Session topics under development

Next Generation LeadersWI

Partnerships with Financial Advisors (w/D&R Greenway Land Trust)

Diversify the Business of Land ConservationWI

How to Communicate SustainabilityWI

Advocacy in a Hostile EnvironmentWI

Land Conservation and Partnerships with Environmental Justice

Mapping Conservation Priorities (w/The Nature Conservancy, Rowan University)

Natural Lands Stewardship Workshop (w/NJ Recreation & Park Association)


Share your issues and topics! 


Please contact Laura to suggest program or topic ideas, or if your organization would like to host a Land Trust Network meeting. 

(; 908-997-0720)


Outdoor programs encouraged in warm weather seasons!



2016 Programs


Environmental Advocacy:WI     January 26, Watershed Center, Pennington

Meadows Management:WI       February 17, Bamboo Brook, Far Hills

Working with Interns:WI             February 29, Watershed Center, Pennington

Learn NRCS Programs:WI            April 14, NRCS Offices, Somerset

Food Resiliency:                            June 7 & August 15 with Foodshed Alliance

GeoWeb Training: WI                   August 3, NJDEP Computer Lab

Unmanned Aerial Systems:        September 9, D&R Greenway Land Trust 

Working with the Press                September 26, Watershed Center, Pennington

Natural Lands Stewardship         December 1, Plainsboro Preserve





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 23, 2017












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