Partnership Update

August 2, 2013

Register Now for the Partnership for Gulf Coast Land Conservation (PGCLC) Annual Meeting

The PGCLC Annual Meeting will be held in New Orleans, LA on Monday, September 16 from 10:00am to 5:00pm at the Canal Street Sheraton Hotel. Join your colleagues from across the region to find out how your organization can shape environmental restoration policy and funding. Help us develop a Conservation Vision that reflects your region’s priorities for land protection and conservation.  On-line registration ends on September 6, 2013. View registration and accommodation information »

Many thanks to the following organizations:

  • Land Trust for the Mississippi Coastal Plain for administrative support
  • Pelican Coast Conservancy for hosting the Evening Social at the Palace Café
  • Land Trust for Louisiana for underwriting lunch and refreshments during the Annual Meeting

Register for Rally 2013: the National Land Conservation Conference

Rally will be held in New Orleans, LA from September 17 – 19. Early Bird Registration has closed, and the deadline for general registration is August 26, 2013. We are excited that 10 PGCLC Land Trusts have received scholarships to attend Rally. Highlights of the meeting include a presentation by author Barry Lopez, and in-depth training on conservation easements, advocacy, and connecting with the local community. Learn more about Rally » View the Schedule At a Glance »

Important Webinar Scheduled for PGCLC Members on August 14, 2013

All PGCLC members are encouraged to join a free webinar on Wednesday, August 14 at 1:00pm CT, 2:00pm ET on Strategic Conservation Planning. Registration information will be sent in a separate email. This webinar is the next step in the development of a Conservation Vision for the region that reflects the priorities of the land trust community. The webinar will last 1.5 hours and will led by experts from The Nature Conservancy and The Conservation Fund. The training will use the Land Trust Alliance curriculum on Strategic Conservation Planning.

Please provide the following to Liz Barber by August 9 in preparation for the webinar:

  1. An electronic copy of your organization’s mission statement.
  2. Current project selection criteria (if you have it) and a description of your land trust or organization’s service area.
  3. Name/contact info for other staff or leaders in your organization that you would like to participate in the webinar (forward this information to them too).

August 8 Deadline Approaches for Public Comments on NRDA Phase III Early Restoration Projects

The PGCLC will submit public comments on the Phase III projects. A draft has been sent to all PGCLC members for review. All conservation organizations are encouraged to submit comments. View the proposed projects » View the directions for submitting comments »

The Land Trust for Southeast Louisiana Changes Name, Broadens Horizons

The Land Trust for Southeast Louisiana has announced that the name of the organization has changed to Land Trust for Louisiana. Over the past year, the organization received requests for land protection in many areas of the state and also within urban settings such as Covington and New Orleans. The name change reflects a commitment to work in all areas of the state and to include urban open space in the mission of the organization.

Longleaf Academy Offers Course on Longleaf Understory

This course will provide continuing education about the diverse longleaf understory, with an emphasis on native warm season grasses, composites and legumes, for graduates of the Longleaf 101 course.

This educational opportunity will be offered October 8 – 10 at the Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center in Alabama.  To register for this course, please contact the Longleaf Alliance office via email or call 334-427-1029

For additional information on this course, please contact Carol Denhof via email or call 678-595-6405.

The PGCLC Recognizes Financial Support from Member Organizations

The PGCLC would like to thank the following for their 2013 financial contributions:

  • Galveston Bay Foundation
  • Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast
  • Tall Timbers Land Conservancy
  • Trust for Public Land
  • Land Trust for Mississippi Coastal Plain
  • National Audubon Society
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Pelican Coast Conservancy
  • Alabama Forest Resources
  • Land Trust for Louisiana
  • Ducks Unlimited


Julia Weaver
Partnership for Gulf Coast Land Conservation
Ocean Springs, MS

The Partnership for Gulf Coast Land Conservation is organized under the auspices of the Land Trust Alliance which provides administrative and fiscal support.

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