Land and Water Partnership
Rhode Island Land Trust Council Audubon Society of Rhode Island

Land Conservation Conference

2021 RI & MA 2-State Land Conservation Conference
Friday & Saturday, March 19 - 20, 2021

Thank you to over 500 land conservation leaders who attended the conference. Due to the pandemic, in 2020 the RI Land and Water Partnership collaborated with the Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition to present a virtual conference. Unfortunately we are not able to share the materials from that conference in the way we have for past Summits.

Theme for the Conference:
“Building a Stronger Land Movement through Diversity, Equity and Inclusion”

Keynote speaker on Saturday, March 20: Carolyn Finney, author of Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors, and a scholar-in-residence at Middlebury College in Vermont.

Conference Schedule at a Glance

Detailed session descriptions

A huge thank you to our generous 2021 sponsors!


Adubon Society of Rhode Island Mass Audubon
Trustees of the Reservations


Fields Pond Foundation Conservation Stewardship Collaborative
Land Vest: Timber - Real Estate The Nature Conservancy
Land Trust Alliance: Together Conserving the Places You Love NRCS Natural Resources Conservation Service
Caldwell Coastal Solutions


American Farmland Trust
Berkshire Natural Resources Council
Conservation Fund
Epsilon Associates
Essex County Greenbelt Association
Green Energy Consumers Alliance
Land Stewardship, Inc.
Nantucket Conservation Foundation
New England Forestry Foundation
Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank (RIIB)
Sudbury Valley Trustees
UMass Forest Conservation Program
University of RI Coastal Institute (CI)
Vineyard Wind
Wildlands Trust


The Community Preservation Coalition at The Trust for Public Land
The Compact of Cape Cod Conservation Trusts
Durand & Anastas
Franklin Land Trust
Horsley Witten Group
Kestrel Land Trust
Marcum LLP
Narragansett Bay Research Reserve
Rhode Island Sea Grant
Save The Bay
The Trust for Public Land
Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council

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