Rally offers 100+ content rich workshops presented by the top conservation leaders in the country.
Workshop Topic Tracks
The descriptions are for guidance only and are not meant to limit other great ideas or suggestions for sessions.
Accreditation and Insurance: Explore all of the elements of Accreditation and have your land trust questions answered.
Biodiversity: Conservation of biodiversity and ecosystems, including tools to identify and strategies to manage; climate change.
Cities, Culture and History:Topics of interest to urban land trusts, community gardens, community land trusts, historic preservation and cultural trusts.
Connecting Land and People: Integrating community building, community values, and diversity, using story and photography.
Conservation Easement Stewardship: Stewardship of conservation easements, monitoring, landowner relations, record keeping and baseline documentation.
Conservation Finance: Where and how to get funding for deals, strategies for financing projects using public and/or private sources.
Conservation through Planning: Tools, practices and success stories of private conservation objectives achieved through partnerships and participation in municipal, regional, county or watershed-level planning and resource protection efforts.
Emerging Issues/Hot Topics: Topics that address cutting edge issues (Reserved for topics that cannot be addressed in another track).
Fundraising, Membership and Outreach: Building strong organizations, fundraising, and marketing communications including how to incorporate social networking strategies (See Technology).
Governance/Organizational Management: Responsible governance, organizational development, strategic planning (Of special interest to board members and/or all-volunteer land trusts).
Land Protection: Acquisition, due diligence, drafting conservation easements.
Legal Issues: Issues that impact fee land and conservation easements, such as condemnation, amendments and enforcement and defense.
Managing Land Resources: Stewardship of fee lands, land management planning, restoration, managing for public access on preserves and climate change.
Public Policy: Federal, state and local policy issues, training on advocacy and bond initiatives.
Wetlands, Coasts and Watersheds: Variety of topics and strategies focused on the protection of land and water resources, watershed management, coastal initiatives; and climate change.
Working Lands: Strategies and approaches to conservation of working landscapes including farms, ranches and forests.