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Conservation Easement Monitoring

Date: January 28, 2015
Time: 2:00-3:30 p.m. Eastern
Instructors: Jesica Blake, Laurel Florio
Cost: $55 before 1/27, then cost increases to $65
Level: Beginner / Intermediate


Monitoring conservation easements will help ensure the land you saved yesterday remains protected tomorrow and beyond. This online workshop provides the nuts and bolts of monitoring from pre-monitoring preparation to post-monitoring work. This course will provide staff and volunteers with an overview of how to conduct a visit and an understanding of what monitoring is and its importance to land conservation.

You will learn how to:

  • Prepare for a safe and effective visit
  • Conduct a thorough monitoring visit
  • Complete post-monitoring work
  • Address possible violations

The workshop is based on the Standards and Practices Curriculum course “Conservation Easement Stewardship”

Meet Your Instructors

Laurel A. Florio

Laurel FlorioLaurel is an attorney and consultant primarily working with land transactions and conservation easements. She is a long-time Alliance faculty member and a reviewer for the Standards and Practices Curriculum course book Conservation Easement Stewardship. She is a consultant to several land trusts, landowners, the Alliance, and governmental and other nonprofit organizations around the country.

She was formerly on the board of directors for the Equine Land Conservation Resource in Lexington, KY, as governance chair, where she combined her passion for horsemanship with the protection of equine related lands around the country.

Jesica Blake

Jesica BlakeJesica joined North Carolina Coastal Land Trust (NCCLT) in 2002 as its first stewardship staff member. She holds a BS in Environmental Science/Natural Resources from Johnson State College, as well as a Certificate in Forestry and Wildlife Conservation. Now as director of stewardship, Jesica oversees the monitoring and enforcing of all conservation properties (both preserves and private lands), as well as the management of preserves. She currently sits on the Masonboro Island Local Advisory Committee and is the Southeast stewardship leader/liaison for the Land Trust Alliance. She spends her free time outdoors in North Carolina and the Adirondacks, and is also a chauffeur for her three children. Her favorite NCCLT preserve is Everett Creek- Allen.

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