Regional Conservation Partnership Network Gathering

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November 16, 2017 8:00am to 4:30pm


Join over 200 conservation professionals to explore new frontiers of collaboration at this year’s RCP Network Gathering on Thursday, November 16, 2017, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nashua, NH.


The conference is free of charge. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

To receive a discounted guestroom rate of $119 plus tax, please call the Nashua Crown Plaza (603) 886-1200 during business hours by November 3 and mention the RCP Network Gathering. There are a limited number of discounted rooms so be sure to book your room early.

This annual day-long conference offers a venue to share your community-based, regional land conservation experiences, workshops to learn about the innovative practices of conservation collaborators across New England and eastern New York, panel discussions highlighting success stories and lessons, and new networking opportunities with regional planners, researchers, communicators, non-profit managers, municipal leaders and others representing the diverse professions at work to protect the diverse landscapes of our region.

Join the groundswell of people and partnerships that are shaping a resilient future for New England and beyond. 

Keynote Speaker:

Rand Wentworth has been selected as this year’s keynote speaker. Rand is the Louis Bacon Senior Fellow in Environmental Leadership in the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University. He is president emeritus of the Land Trust Alliance, which serves as the leader and advocate for 1100 land trusts throughout the United States. He served as president from 2002-2016 and is nationally recognized for expanding the pace and quality of land conservation in America.

Rand has testified before Congress three times and built bi-partisan support in Congress to dramatically expand funding and tax incentives to double the annual pace of conservation. Under his leadership, the Land Trust Alliance created a national accreditation system and an insurance service that funds the legal costs of defending conserved lands from violation or legal challenge. 

Before joining the Land Trust Alliance, Rand served as vice president of the Trust for Public Land where he completed a $143 million capital campaign to protect 70 miles along the Chattahoochee River, the primary drinking water supply for the City of Atlanta. 

Rand is a graduate of Yale University and holds an MBA in finance from Cornell University. He served as the Environmentalist in Residence at Middlebury College, was a visiting professor at the Graduate School of Architecture and City Planning at Georgia Tech and has lectured at Yale and Duke Universities.

Click here for information about RCPs, the RCP Network, and the RCP Network Gathering.