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

Register by February 23 for the 2018 Wisconsin Land Trust Conference

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

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. The deadline to register is February 23.

Find out more about the 2018 program and REGISTER TODAY!


Virtual Training Opportunities

Ask-An-Expert Call Series

Fostering a Conservation Ethic in Tomorrow's Leaders on February 23, 2018 at 11am

Conservation advocates were once born on a walk in the woods, at a campsite, or with a paddle in hand. Today, fostering a conservation ethic in young people needs to go beyond the occasional nature walk. It's a two-way trail: we need to listen, connect, and develop insight together with them.

Join Andrea Foster, community programs manager at Michigan’s Little Forks Conservancy, and Hansi Johnson, director of recreational lands at Minnesota Land Trust, to explore the future of conservation and how your land trust can help to develop its future leaders in ways that:

  • Include and make room for young people and emerging priorities: local food sustainability, pathways and public transit, quality of urban environments, and environmental justice
  • Celebrate and nurture youth from all backgrounds
  • Embrace new constituents, such as African Americans, Hispanics, and recent immigrants

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, February 21, 2018.

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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