2021 Annual Meeting and 2020 Year In Review

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 AdventuresKim 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 


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 


Program A: Lake County WRAPP (Wetland Restoration and Preservation Plan Tool) – Mike Prusila, Lake County SMC 

Program B: Nature Conservancy Climate Resiliency ToolJeff 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.