Trainings & Workshops

We offer workshops, training opportunities, and other services to all land trust practioners in Wisconsin.  Currently planned learning opportunities are listed below.  Questions, feedback and suggestions are most welcome and can be directed to Mike Strigel, Executive Director.

In-Person Opportunities

REGISTER NOW for our Annual Land Trust Retreat

October 16-18, 2014
Green Lake Conference Center
Green Lake, WI
Join our host the Green Lake Conservancy for an unparalled opportunity to learn, share, and have fun amongst your Wisconsin land trust peers this fall. Be sure to register by October 1st!

Virtual Training Opportunities

We, along with the Land Trust Alliance (LTA) and Heart of the Lakes Center for Land Conservation Policy, are pleased to continue our series of free Ask An Expert calls that are easy to fit into your busy day.

Ask-An-Expert Call Series

Citizen Science: Collecting Data and Connecting to Your Community

September 5, 2014 at 11am Central

Want a way to engage your community while collecting valuable data about your properties? Try a citizen science project!

Citizen science is an effective and low-cost way to gather data while increasing public interest in your land, expanding your volunteer base, creating educational opportunities, and making real contributions to science and your land trust. Your citizen scientists don't have to be experts, or even scientists. With a little guidance and training, you can have a network of eyes and ears helping you better understand and protect your land.

Join us to discuss:
  •     The benefits (and limitations) of citizen science
  •     What makes a project a good citizen science candidate
  •     Tips for starting a volunteer-led citizen science project
  •     Local and national opportunities to participate in citizen science

Our discussion leaders will be Meg Domroese, Susanne Greenlee and Chris Wood. Meg is our very own Land Trust Program Director and is part of the steering committee for the newly launched and quickly growing Citizen Science Association. Susanne volunteers for Six Rivers Land Conservancy and for eight years running has applied her passion for conservation science to organizing local participation in the North American Butterfly Association's national 4th of July count. Chris is the project leader for The Cornell Lab of Ornithology's eBird project, which has revolutionized the way the birding community reports and accesses data about birds.

Space is limited, so please register today!
To register for this conference call, please email LTA.
Registration closes on Wednesday, September 3, 2014.

Financial Controls for Your Land Trust on November 7, 2014 at 11am Central

Save the date for this opportunity with Dana Chabot, CPA.  Chabot has a long history working with Gathering Waters, Wisconsin land trusts and other non profits land trusts. 

We'll offer more details about this training call soon. Stay tuned!

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