2021 Annual Meeting and 2020 Year In Review
March 3, 4, and 5, 2021
Well, we survived our first ever virtual three-day conference via Zoom, and had another great session with invigorating presentations!
Here are the programs from the conference agenda for you to review at your leisure.
A special thanks again to all our sponsors, and our many Prairie State Conservation supporters.
You can view our three-day event on our YouTube Channel here!
PSCC Business Plan – Steve Strang
PSCC Annual Report of Conservation Achievements – David Holman, PSCC Consultant
Stakeholder Engagement Workshop – Emily Taylor, Principal, Teeny Big Consultants
PSCC Legislative Review – Jennifer Walling, Executive Director/Eliot Clay, Agriculture and Water Programs Director, Illinois Environmental Council
IDNR Updates/Natural Areas Stewardship Act – Ann Marie Holtrop, Chief, Division of Natural Heritage, IDNR
Virtual Events and Programs Roundtable
Virtual Earth Day Benefit Week — Brook McDonald, The Conservation Foundation
Virtual Marketing of Family Nature Adventures — Kim Johnsen, Natural Land Institute
Nature Brief Videos — Katie VanSloten, Prairie Land Conservancy
Easement Violations and Fee Property Encroachments – Leslie Ratley-Beach, Conservation Defense Director, Land Trust Alliance
Speaker – Susie Hoffmann, Lake Forest Open Lands, Center for Conservation Leadership: Ten years of engaging and empowering the next generation of conservation leaders
LTA Report – Mary Kay O’Donnell, Midwest Senior Program Manager and Elizabeth Ward, VP of Communications, Land Trust Alliance
Looking at our Programs Through an Equity Lens: A Process – Mary Alice Holley, The Conservation Trust for North Carolina
BREAKOUT SESSION 1
Program B: Health Insurance Options for Land Trusts Big and Small – Mike Powell, Green Belt Land Trust of Mid-Missouri
Program C: NW Illinois Regional Conservation Planning – Kerry Leigh, Natural Land Institute
BREAKOUT SESSION 2
Program A: Lake County WRAPP (Wetland Restoration and Preservation Plan Tool) – Mike Prusila, Lake County SMC
Program B: Nature Conservancy Climate Resiliency Tool – Jeff Walk, The Nature Conservancy
Program C: Watershed and Flooding Planning (Agricultural Conservation Planning Framework) – Tyler Burk, Heartlands Conservancy
Roundtable: Listening to the Land – Brooke Hecht, Center for Humans and Nature and Corrina Gould, Sogorea Te’ Land Trust — Recovering our sacred bond with the land.