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

SAVE THE DATE for our Annual Land Trust Retreat

October 16-18, 2014
Green Lake Conference Center
Green Lake, WI
We hope you'll make plans to 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. More information and registrations will be released in the coming months. Please stay tuned!

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

Conservation@Home: Cultivating Landowners in Their Natural Habitats

August 1, 2014 at 11am Central

Looking for a way to engage landowners who are interested in conserving their land, but whose lands aren't appropriate for a conservation easement? Or a way to cultivate relationships with conservation-minded people who are not yet ready to consider permanent protection options?

The Conservation Foundation created a way to connect with these individuals through Conservation@Home, an innovative program that serves people with deep conservation interests by keeping them involved with backyard conservation. Participating landowners:

  •     Receive free advice for creating a backyard habitat that's appealing to wildlife
  •     Learn to make their backyard more water efficient
  •     Receive formal recognition and certification for their efforts
  •     Become ardent supporters of all of the land trust's work!

Come learn how this outreach program can work for land trusts of all sizes, either by adopting Conservation@Home directly or by creating your own backyard program for residential areas . . . or businesses!

Our discussion leader is Jim Kleinwachter, who has been the land protection specialist for The Conservation Foundation since 2004. He quickly realized that a connection to homeowners and business owners was essential to improvement of the environment in their heavily developed territory. He developed the Conservation@Home and Conservation@Work programs to educate and help people in their quest to do things more eco-friendly.

Space is limited, so please register today!
To register for this conference call, please email LTA.
Registration closes on Wednesday, July 30, 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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