Learning from the Best - Right at Your Desk
About the Series
Conversations with Conservation Professionals is our monthly conference call series, where seasoned experts from across the Southeast who have spent their careers in land conservation share their experiences, lessons learned and best practices with next generation leaders and newcomers to the field. The calls are open to all land trust staff, board members and volunteers.
Got Citizen Science?
How Smartphones Are Allowing Volunteers to Collect Valuable Data for Conservation
January 23, 2014 | 2:00 - 3:00 PM ET
Kyle Copas, Milo Pyne, Amanda Treher and Rickie White will discuss how smartphone apps such as iNaturalist are changing the way that scientists, citizen scientists and land managers work together.
Now that many folks own GPS-enabled smartphones, citizen scientists can search for new or previously found locations of rare species, ecosystems, or threats; take photos; and upload them for immediate use. And those citizen scientists unsure of their identification skills can rely on "crowdsourcing" to help attach names and confidence to their observations.
To register, send us an email with the subject line "Conservation Professional Conference Call: December 12." Prior to the call, we’ll provide registrants with the call-in phone number.
The registration deadline is December 11.
Thanks to the generous support of the Friends of the Southeast Program, this call is a free service of the Land Trust Alliance Southeast Program. We encourage you to have multiple participants use the same phone line (there is a limit of 150 phone lines), but please let us know everyone planning to attend so we have an accurate participant count.
Content or registration questions?
Southeast Program Coordinator
(919) 827-0282 | Email
Getting Attention: How to Work with Your Local Media
December 12, 2013
Discussion leader: Ben Raines, executive director of Weeks Bay Foundation
Land Conservation Loan Program
October 31, 2013
Discussion leaders: Reggie Hall and Ole Amundsen, The Conservation Fund
Learn more about the Land Conservation Loan Program »
Establishing Your Basecamp
June 27, 2013
Discussion leaders: Brian Allenby of Allenby & Company and the Bicycle Coalition of Maine, and Bob Wenner of the Wolf River Conservancy, Inc.
Listen to the recording >>
Crispy Fritters: How to Avoid Burnout
May 30, 2013
Discussion leaders: Henrietta Jordan of Trailmarker Associates
View the handout >>
Opening Doors to Opportunity: How Protected Land Can Improve People's Lives
April 25, 2013
Discussion leaders: Wendy Jackson, Freshwater Land Trust and Robyn Carlton, Lookout Mountain Conservancy
Read more in the spring 2013 Saving Land article >>
Recruiting and Managing Volunteers for Land Management Projects
March 21, 2013
Discussion leaders: Kristy Urquhart and Chris Coxen of Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy
View the handout >>
A Conversation with All Volunteer Land Trusts in the Southeast
February 21, 2013
Discussion leaders: Chuck Roe, Heidi Hannapel, Donna Erickson
Conservation Easement Amendments
Building Relationships and Negotiating with Land Owners and Others
November 29, 2012
Discussion leaders: Rex Boner and Shannon Lee, with The Conservation Fund, Atlanta, Georgia
Superb Land Trust Board Members
October 18, 2012
Discussion leaders: Suzi Wilkins Berl and Susie Hamrick Jones
A Broader Mission for Land Trusts? A Case Study in South Carolina
September 19, 2012
Discussion leader: Brad Wyche and Erin Knight from Upstate Forever
Partnerships for Land Protection
June 28, 2012
Discussion leader: Fred Annand, Director of Protection, The Nature Conservancy
Adaptive Management and Natural Lands
May 24, 2012
Discussion leader: Sam Pearsall, Southeast Regional Manager of Land, Water and Wildlife at the Environmental Defense Fund
Doing the Deal
April 26, 2012
Discussion leader: Don Morrow, Transactions Director for the Trust for Public Land