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 Mike Strigel, Executive Director.

In-Person Training Opportunities

SAVE THE DATE for the 2016 Land Trust Retreat

March 10-12, 2016
Blue Harbor Resort
Sheboygan, WI

Make plans to join our host, Glacial Lakes Conservancy, for an unparalleled opportunity to learn, network, and have fun among your Wisconsin land trust peers! Program information and registration details will be released in the coming months. Please stay tuned!


Virtual Training Opportunities

Ask-An-Expert Call Series

Volunteer Programs for Conservation Easement Monitoring on June 19, 2015 at 11am

Volunteers can be tremendous assets in monitoring your conservation easements and monitoring is a great way to engage people in your land trust's work. But before your volunteers take to the field, you need to make sure they're prepared to do high quality work that can stand up to legal and other challenges by giving them the information and training they need . . . and deserve!

Learn the critical elements of a volunteer program and what pitfalls to avoid. Our experts will help you:

  •     Understand what's essential to run a sound volunteer monitoring program
  •     Manage risks, from training to field safety to reporting violations
  •     Care for and feed your volunteers
  •     Determine if your organization has the capacity to use volunteers effectively for monitoring

We will discuss volunteer monitoring programs with two land trust staff members who have been responsible for monitoring thousands of acres of conservation easement land: Jodi Milske of the Door County Land Trust and Dana Wright of Michigan's Legacy Land Conservancy.

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, June 17, 2015.

Focusing Board Energy: Out of the Weeds, On to Big Ideas on August 7, 2015 at 11am

Save the date for our next call with Sara Wilson. More details and registration information will be posted soon.

Additional 2015 calls are planned for September and November.

Gathering Waters, along with the Land Trust Alliance and Heart of the Lakes Center for Land Conservation Policy, 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 LTA's webinar schedule.

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