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Caring for Land Trust Properties

One Day Standards and Practices Seminar

Thursday, January 22, 2009
East Lansing, Michigan

Registration has closed!

Please email with  any questions.

To register via fax, click here for the registration form

and fax the compelted form to 202-638-4730 Attention: Matt.


Registration closes on January 16th.




 “The land is the host and humans merely guests.”– Chinese Proverb

How can you care for the land you have been entrusted with and ensure that its conservation values are protected? In "Caring for Land Trust Properties" you will learn to manage properties more effectively by evaluating the abiotic, biologic, and cultural resources on your property and assessing threats to the property's conservation values. This one-day seminar will discuss the different types of land management plans and how to select the right one for your land trust. Instructors Nate Fuller, Conservation and Stewardship Director of Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy, and Hugh Brown, President of the Indiana Land Protection Alliance, will teach you how to do project planning, develop management plans, monitor properties and create administrative policies for your properties.

In this one-day seminar on January 22, 2009 you will learn about:

·         Protecting and enhancing the conservation values of a property

·         Project planning

·         Land management

·         Land stewardship administration

·         Monitoring land trust properties

·         Creating a sound, responsible public image for your land trust


The audience for this course includes board members, staff, and volunteers of land trusts that own property or are considering acquiring land.  There are no prerequisites for this course and it is intended for all levels. 


The cost for this course is $75 for Land Trust Alliance members and $95 for all others.

Participants will receive a copy of the Curriculum text to take home and use as a reference and a model for establishing policies and procedures to implement important aspects of the Land Trust Standards and Practices that will be covered in this course. 

This one day training will be held from 10:00am to 5:00pm

Kellogg Conference Center
Michigan State University
55 South Harrison Road
East Lansing, MI 48824


For content questions, please contact MaryKay O'Donnell at 269-352-7032 or

For registration questions, please contact Matt Castelhano at 202-638-4725 or

Take advantage of another learning opportunity while you’re in East Lansing!  This one-day Standards and Practices Seminar by the Land Trust Alliance is being held the day before The Stewardship Network’s 2009 Conference:  The Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems.  For more information about this event, being held January 23 and January 24 at the Kellogg Conference Center, please visit The Stewardship Network’s conference web page: 



Photo courtesy Hugh Brown.  



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