Saving Special Places 2023

Saving Special Places 2023

 

 

 

 

Meadow in New Hampshire

New Hampshire's Annual Land Conservation Conference

The Saving Special Places Conference is organized by UNH Extension, together with:
Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust   |   NH Land Trust Coalition   |  Society for the Protection of NH Forests   |   Southeast Land Trust    |  The Nature Conservancy (NH) 

The 2023 Conference Website is under development and will include all workshops and other conference details in late February when registration opens

Thursday March 30, 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Virtual Keynote with Katharine Hayhoe
Friday April 7, 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Virtual Workshop with Peter Forbes
Saturday April 15, 8:45 AM - 2:45 PM
In-person conference
 

Saving Special Places provides professional development and networking for land trust staff and their board members, other conservation/watershed organizations, conservation commissioners and other municipal boards, and natural resource professionals from New Hampshire and beyond.

  • Katherine Heyhoe
THURSDAY MARCH 30 - KEYNOTE

Katharine Hayhoe

Katharine Hayhoe, PhD is an accomplished atmospheric scientist who studies climate change and why it matters to us here and now. In her role as Chief Scientist for The Nature Conservancy, Katharine is responsible for the TNC's wider portfolio of global climate advocacy and adaptation work.

Katharine has served as lead author on the Second, Third, and Fourth National Climate Assessments. She also hosts and produces the PBS Digital Series, Global Weirding, and serves on advisory committees for a broad range of organizations including the Smithsonian Natural History Museum, the Earth Science Women’s Network, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

 Learn More

 

Registration

Online Registration (credit cards only)

Click the registration link below to register and sign up for workshops. Be sure to remember your username and password - this allows you to go back into the registration system to change workshop selections up to the day of the conference. Note that you can only select ONE workshop in each of the three sessions and there is a capacity limit for each.  {sign up for the keynote} Please note that online registration is credit card payment only.

Register Online (Registration opens mid-February)

Paying by check?

You must register using the downloadable PDF registration form and MAIL your registration + check no later than {DATE}.

 

Virtual Sessions

THURSDAY MARCH 30

KEYNOTE:  Katharine Hayhoe (The Nature Conservancy)

12:00 - 1:30pm

Climate Change and Conservation
Description (to come)


FRIDAY APRIL 7

Workshop with Peter Forbes  (First Light)

12:00 - 1:30pm

First Light: Relearning, Recentering and Returning Land and Power
Description (to come)

 

In-Person Conference Workshops and Schedule

SATURDAY APRIL 15
Conference Location

Prospect Mountain High School, 242 Suncook Valley Rd, Alton, NH 03809

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

8:00 AM – Conference registration opens
8:45 AM –  Conference Welcome
and Land Acknowledgement
9:15 AM –  Workshops Session 1 

10:30 AM – BREAK
/Exhibits
11:00 AM Workshops Session 2

12:15 pm LUNCH
/Exhibits
1:30 PM Workshops Session 3

2:45 pm –  Conference end

 

SESSION 1 Workshops

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Description

 

SESSION 2 Workshops

TIME

2A:  Title
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Description

 

SESSION 3 Workshops

TIME

3A:  Title
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Description

 

Saving Special Places is made possible by our generous supporters

Thank you to our CONFERENCE UNDERWRITERS

Thank you to our CONFERENCE PARTNERS

2023 Conference Photo

The 2023 Conference banner photo ( © Jeff Lougee/The Nature Conservancy) features Maidstone Bends Preserve, Groveton and Northumberland, New Hampshire. Our thanks to Jeff for allowing us to use this beautiful image.