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.

Peer Gatherings

As part of the 2015-2016 Midwest Peer Mentoring Program, we are excited to host peer gatherings for land trust staff. With content designed by peers who share your responsibilities and concerns, this is an opportunity to break away from your daily routine and connect with colleagues to listen, learn, and network.

Executive & Associate Directors Peer Gathering
Registration is closed.

Tuesday, June 2 - Wednesday, June 3, 2015 | Williams Bay, Wisconsin

Come for fresh ideas and swap advice with other land trust leaders. Learn how to empower your people and nurture your networks, navigate an audit, contribute effectively to board development, and more!

Find out about the program.


Virtual Training Opportunities

Ask-An-Expert Call Series

Volunteer Programs for Conservation Easement Monitoring on June 19, 2015 at 11am

Save the date for this discussion with Jodi Milske of the Door County Land Trust and Dana Wright of the Legacy Land Conservancy in Michigan. More details and registration information is coming soon.

Gathering Waters, along with the Land Trust Alliance and Heart of the Lakes Center for Land Conservation Policy, are pleased to offer a series of free Ask-An-Expert calls that are easy to fit into your busy day.


The Land Trust Alliance hosts a series of webinars every year. With a click of a mouse, participants have immediate access to the best minds in the field of conservation, governance, and organizational management without the hassle and expense of travel.

The 2015 servies continues through June 2nd. For dates and topics, check LTA's 2015 webinar schedule.


Annual Land Trust Retreat

Based on feedback from Wisconsin land trusts we are shifting the Retreat schedule to winter/spring beginning in 2016. Annual Retreats are an unparalleled opportunity for learning, networking, and fun among board and staff of our Wisconsin member land trusts. Look forward to an update on details and location. If your land trust is interested acting as a Retreat host, please let us know!

What's happening in 2015? As we transition to holding retreats earlier in the year, in 2015, in conjunction with a Gathering Waters board and Land Trust Council meeting, the GIS Task Force will be meeting in Stevens Point on July 17.  More information is coming soon.

Access presentation materials and related resources from the 2014 Retreat, and check out photos, winning entries from this year's haiku contest, and the winning recipe from the dessert potluck competition! More than 25 of Wisconsin's land trusts, plus partners, were represented in Green Lake.

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