Trainings & Workshops

We offer workshops, training opportunities, an annual conference, 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 Meg Domroese, Land Trust Program Director.

In-Person Training Opportunities

Make plans to participate in the 2018 Wisconsin Land Trust Conference

March 8-10, 2018  |  Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center |  Onalaska

Mark your calendar to join land trust staff, board members, and partners for this annual conference. It will be 18th annual--having grown from a retreat of 20 to a conference of 100, while continuing to offer great opportunities to learn and share, network, and get re-energized.

Find out more about the 2018 program.


Virtual Training Opportunities

Ask-An-Expert Call Series

Practical Ways to Plan for Climate Change on December 1, 2017 at 11am

We live in an era of rapid change, including a changing climate. This can feel like an overwhelming challenge, but it can also provide an opportunity to reconnect with vital aspects of our conservation values and unleash new and unexpected creativity. Join Stephen Handler, coordinator for the Northwoods Climate Change Response Framework, to discuss:

  • Major climate trends we are already seeing and expect to continue across the Midwest
  • How a changing climate affects key conservation values your land trust aims to protect
  • Options for land managers for adapting to climate change, including actions you already take
  • Examples of land trusts building climate adaptation into their stewardship activities

To register for this conference call, please email the Land Trust Alliance your organization name, participant names, and email addresses. We will send you call-in information. Registration closes on Wednesday, November 29, 2017.

We are planning a great series for 2018. If you have topic suggestions, please contact Meg Domroese.

Gathering Waters, along with the Land Trust Alliance and Michigan's Heart of the Lakes, 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 webinars throughout the 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.

For dates and topics, check the Alliance's webinar schedule.

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