Trainings & Workshops

We offer workshops, training opportunities, 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

SAVE THE DATE for the 2018 Wisconsin Land Trust Retreat!

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

Mark your calendar to join land trust staff, board members, and partners 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

Engaging Your Legislators at Home on Friday, April 21, 2017 at 11am

Communicating with elected officials is the bedrock of our nation's democracy. Land conservation relies on federal, state, and local policies, and it is only through our collective voices that the importance of land and water protection will be heard. While your land trust service centers can educate lawmakers about issues, you can make them care. Nonprofit organizations can lobby, and land trusts have amazing success stories to tell and protected land to showcase so legislators understand the importance of conservation to their constituents. Join Chris Danou, Gathering Waters' Government Relations Director to learn how you can make a difference by:

  • Discovering the differences between advocacy and lobbying
  • Mastering techniques for engaging your federal, state, and local officials at home
  • Mobilizing your network of supporters
  • Telling landowner stories to send a powerful message

To register for this conference call, please email LTA your organization name, participant names, and email addresses. We will send you call-in information. Registration closes on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.

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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