2020 Annual Meeting and 2019 Year in Review

2020 Annual Meeting
February 27, 28, 2020
Starved Rock

Another great conference thanks to our wonderful presenters and the many supporters of Prairie State Conservation Coalition! In case you missed it or just want to review what you enjoyed, here are the programs presented over the two-day conference.


PSCC Year In Review and Annual Report of Conservation Achievements — David Holman, Consultant

IDNR Updates on Natural Areas Stewardship Act — Ann Marie Holtrop, Chief, Division of Natural Heritage

Land Trust Alliance Report — MaryKay O’Donnell, Midwest Senior Program Manager


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Conservation — Brandon Hayes, Founder, Bold Bison Communications and Consulting

A Sense of Place and Belonging — Do Meadowlarks and Oaks Speak To Us? — Steven Byers


Soil Health Practices in Illinois — Megan Baskerville, Director of Agriculture Programs, The Nature Conservancy

Setting Priorities for Land Protection — Kim Elsenbroek, Land Conservation Specialist and Lisa Haderlein, Executive Director, The Land Conservancy of McHenry County, and David Holman, Consultant. Collector As A Tool For Field Data Collection guide

The Conservation Potential of Converted Farmland — Paul Botts, Executive Director, The Wetlands Initiative. Additional links on row-crop farming:



Philanthropy in Today’s Giving Environment — Keri Nelson, President, local chapter of Fundraising Professionals

The Successful Re-branding of the Project Quercus Program — Lisa Haderlein, Executive Director, The Land Conservancy of McHenry County

Conservation Finance Toolkit Unveiled — Jim Johannsen, Director of Land Conservation, Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation


Floodplain Prioritization Tool — Jeff Walk, Director of Conservation, The Nature Conservancy

Urban Water Quality — Jennifer Hammer, Director of Watershed Programs, The Conservation Foundation

The Big Wrap Up! — Alley Ringhausen, Great Rivers Land Trust