After extensive deliberation and careful consideration, the Forever Maryland Foundation and the Conference Planning Committee have decided in these difficult times of the COVID-19 pandemic to change the format of the 2020 Land Conservation Conference & Symposium. The safety of our attendees, speakers and their families are our highest priority. The 2020 Land Conservation Conference & Symposium is transitioning to a series of webinars to be held during the month of May featuring the same level of impactful content continuing with the 2020 Climate, Conservation & Collaboration theme.

Join us throughout the month of May for a series of engaging webinars where the land trust community and its partners learn, share, and celebrate our collective work.

Our webinar series theme will address issues and topics related to climate change and the future of land conservation in our region and help further the Forever Maryland Foundation’s mission of collaborative ventures to increase the connection between the people and the land.

To kick off the series hear from our keynote speaker and industry renowned expert Jim Levitt. Jim leads the team focused on the Sustainable Management of Land and Water Resources at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and is Director of the Program on Conservation Innovation at the Harvard Forest, Harvard University. Levitt focuses on landmark innovations in the field of land and biodiversity conservation (both present-day and historic). Among his current efforts, Levitt plays an instrumental role in the effort to organize the International Land Conservation Network (ILCN), whose mission is to connect organizations around the world that are accelerating voluntary private and civic sector action to protect and steward land and water resources.


Wednesday, May 6th | 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Jim Levitt, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy /Harvard University Large Landscape Conservation: Global Progress from Beijing to Baltimore

Wednesday, May 13th | 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Bill Labich, Highstead Foundation Regional Conservation Partnerships (RCP’s) and How They Can Catalyze Conservation in Maryland

Wednesday, May 19th | 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Timothy Lindstrom, Law Office of Timothy LindstromCurrent Federal Tax Issues for Conservation Easements

Wednesday, May 20th | 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Dan Murphy, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Delmarva Restoration and Conservation Network

Wednesday, May 20th | 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Donald F. Boesch, University of Maryland Center for Environmental ScienceRamping Up Land Conservation is Critical for Meeting Maryland’s Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions

Wednesday, May 27th | 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Scott McGill, Ecotone, IncRestoring Ecological Function and Diversity to our Preserved Lands

Webinar Registration Fees:

$20 each

$100 Webinar Bundle (includes registration for all 6 webinars)

Cancellation Policy:
Please reach out to Tricia Clarke at tricia@forevermayland.org for cancellation information.