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Welcome to the 21st Annual NJ Land Conservation Rally!

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Friday, March 17
 

9:00am EDT

Resident Stewardship Programs
Outside the boundaries of public land, a vast landscape of stewardship potential exists on private property.  Explore two programs that involve residents as informed stewards working to restore local landscapes. The Private Land Stewardship Program and Sourland Stewards have complementary approaches encompassing native plant restoration, deer management, invasive species removal, wildlife habitat, water management and more. Presenters from Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space and the Sourland Conservancy will discuss promoting nature connection, ecological understanding, community, and stewardship through these two grassroots programs.

Speakers
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Michael Van Clef

Stewardship Director, Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space
Mike has a Ph.D. in ecology and 25 years of experience working on the stewardship of rare and invasive species, deer management, restorations, ecological health monitoring, and natural resource policy. He leads the Private Lands Stewardship Program (PLSP), regularly visiting participants... Read More →
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Caroline Katmann

Executive Director, Sourland Conservancy
Caroline has been the Executive Director of the Sourland Conservancy sinc 2013. She is the Conservancy's first full-time Executive Director.
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Jared Rosenbaum

Owner, Wild Ridge Plants, LLC
Jared Rosenbaum is a botanist, native plant grower, and ecological restoration practitioner. He is the co-owner of Wild Ridge Plants, LLC, a family business that grows native plants sustainably, from locally collected wild seeds. Jared provides consulting services and teaches classes... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 9:00am - 10:15am EDT
Conference Room B Second Floor

10:30am EDT

Making Municipal Conservation Easements Work
Conservation easements are an effective preservation tool and can be useful to protect environmentally sensitive areas and features. This workshop will cover the benefits and importance of properly recording and making an inventory of municipal conservation easements (CE's) that result from development applications so that the land and natural resources are actually preserved as intended. Suggestions will be offered on how a municipality can complete their own inventory. Speakers include Jennifer Coffey, Executive Director, Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions; Dorothea (Dot) Stillinger, Environmental Commission Member, Chatham Township; and Amy Hansen, Policy Analyst, New Jersey Conservation Foundation.

Speakers
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Jennifer Coffey

Executive Director, ANJEC
ANJEC Executive Director, Hamilton (Mercer) Planning Board Member, NJ Water Supply Advisory Council Member, kayaker, traveler, foodie....
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Amy Hansen

Environmental advocate, NJ Conservation Foundation
Amy has been working in policy at NJ Conservation for over 13 years, and lobbies and testifies in the state legislature on many different issues pertaining to land use and natural resource protection.  She is finalizing the municipal conservation easement booklet and has consulted... Read More →
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Dorothea Stillinger

Chair, Chatham Township Environmental Commission


Friday March 17, 2017 10:30am - 11:45am EDT
Conference Room A Second Floor