How you can take part in a community of conservationists

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Land conservation doesn’t just happen, it takes a community of people interested in accomplishing what can often be a complicated process. Learning about that process and ways to accomplish your goals is what Saving Special Places is about. With workshops, a keynote, and plenty of time to talk with like-minded folks, this daylong conference on Saturday, April 7 brings together people who are just getting started in land conservation to those who have worked or volunteered in the conservation field for decades.

Here are some more reasons to save yourself a special spot at New Hampshire’s annual land conservation conference:

Workshop Variety

You get to choose three workshops to attend from a list of thirty. You decide what is right for you. If you own farmland, there are three workshops specifically for you. Trying to increase your conservation commission’s outreach efforts? There are three workshops for you. Intrigued by the laws and rules of land conservation? There are three workshops for you. Want a bit of each? Great! You choose what workshops to attend.

Judy Anderson – Keynote speaker

Judy Anderson of Community Consultants has worked in the land trust sector for over 25 years. She currently assists non-profits on practical strategic conservations initiatives. She will deliver her keynote “Who Will Care Tomorrow? When conservation Creates Community” at 1:30 pm during the conference. Anderson will talk about the idea of perpetuity with conserved lands and building care for land over generations.

Lunch is a Taco Bar

Maybe it’s not a Tuesday, but you can save a special place in your appetite for tacos. The menu is vegetarian friendly. Also, we’ll be composting leftovers.

The Location

Saving Special Places is held in Alton, NH – part of New Hampshire’s Lake Region. And while we can’t make any guarantees about the weather, we know the views on your drive to the conference will most likely be spectacular. Also, we encourage people to carpool!

The People

Everyone is welcome to Saving Special Places, and we’re always thrilled to grow our community of people interested in land conservation. You’ll have time to learn from presenters, but also other attendees. Chat with folks about conservation over morning coffee, lunch, or an afternoon break. Whether you’re new to conservation, or figuring out your third land easement, Saving Special Places gives you the information and support you need.

Now it’s time to register for the conference

Saving Special Places starts at 8 AM on Saturday, April 7 at Prospect Mountain High School in Alton, NH. Learn more at