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

Land Trust Watershed Workshop

May 15, 2017, 9:30am - 3:30pm  |  Urban Ecology Center |  Milwaukee

Gathering Waters hosted this workshop as part of a series of discussions we are convening on opportunities and roles for land trusts in water quality management. Overarching questions included:

  • What goes into a Nine Key Element watershed plan?
  • What are possible avenues for partnership and resources?
  • Which of the nine elements are most relevant to land trusts?
  • How can land trusts spur planning for water quality?
  • How can land trusts be instrumental in implementing watershed plans?

Contact Meg Domroese for more information.

SAVE THE DATE for 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. The "Retreat" is an unparalled opportunity to learn and share, get re-energized, and have fun with peers from around the state!  

What topics do you want to cover in 2018? Check out suggestions from 2017 Retreat feedback and let us know if you have ideas to add. We will release 2018 program information and registration details in the coming months. Please stay tuned!

Access presentations, related resources, and photos from the 2017 program


Virtual Training Opportunities

Ask-An-Expert Call Series

Employee Benefits: Basics and Beyond  - coming soon!

Details and registration information will be posted soon for our next call this fall with Sarah Naperala of Naperala Consulting LLC. 

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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