New Jersey Conservation Foundation
New Jersey Land Conservation Organization
Donate to New Jersey Conservation Foundation
New Jersey Land Trust Network

NJ Land Trust Network meetingNew Jersey Conservation Foundation is committed to helping promote 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 the Victoria Foundation.


Tax Exemption Workshop


Wednesday, January 21

10:00 am - noon
NJ Conservation Foundation 
Bamboo Brook 
170 Longview Road, Far Hills, NJ 07931 
No Fee

The State Green Acres Program manages a program that offers property tax exemption to certain nonprofit organizations that own natural open space property in New Jersey and are willing to open their private land to the public for recreation and conservation purposes.


Larry Fink, Northwest Team member from the State Green Acres Program,
will describe the process, eligibility requirements, and information needed from nonprofit landowners to enroll land in the program.  


Marie Newell, Acquisition Project Coordinator for New Jersey Conservation Foundation, manages the enrollment process for over 20,000 acres owned by the Foundation.  She will share practical information about the resources needed by the nonprofit to engage in the process.  


Tim Morris, New Jersey Conservation Foundation's Director of Stewardship, will share examples of how the program impacts stewardship activities and decisions.  


This is a great opportunity to get questions asked about the tax exemption process and obtain practical advice and tips for success.    


Let me know if you'd like to participate via phone and/or WebEx.




FEBRUARY 6:  Meadows Management Workshop with Duke Farms


MARCH 6: NJ Land Conservation Conference, Trenton


FEBRUARY:  Marketing Plans 101 with Professor Matt Weber, Rutgers University


APRILStorytelling/Writing Workshop with the Dodge Foundation


MAY:  Creative Placemaking


JUNE:  Pipelines in New Jersey: Facts and Procedures


JULY:   Watershed Institute 2015-2016 Grant Program Workshop


SEPTEMBER:    Building Relationships with Funders (Panel)


OCTOBER:    Nonprofits & Lobbying: Rules & Restrictions with the Pro Bono Partnership


NOVEMBER:    Volunteer (and Intern?) Management


DECEMBER:  Wetlands Management (WITH NJRPA)


Other Topics to be Scheduled:

  • Historic Preservation Buyers Roundtable
  • Roundtables for ...
    • Mapping Staff & volunteers
    • Technology Staff & volunteers
    • Administration personnel
    • Development staff & volunteers


Events provided in partnership with the Watershed Institute of the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association


Share your issues and topics!




Please contact Laura Szwak at or 908-234-1225 ext. 117 to suggest program ideas.  Also, if you would like to host a Land Trust Network meeting, please let Laura know.









New Jersey Conservation Foundation on FacebookNew Jersey Conservation Foundation on TwitterNew Jersey Conservation Foundation on FlickrNew Jersey Conservation Foundation YouTube ChannelShare      
New Jersey Conservation Foundation           Bamboo Brook, 170 Longview Road, Far Hills, NJ 07931           908-234-1225 
home  | nj statewide eventscontact us  |  sitemap  |  privacy policy  |  DONATE