IMPORTANT: This networking event will take place outside of the Rally platform on a separate Zoom link to be provided. Join fellow land trust communications staff for the annual Land Trust Communicators' Network meeting. Though we regret not being able to meet in person at Rally this year, we hope that more communicators than ever will be able to join us virtually. We'll touch on the Land Trust Alliance's national relevance campaign as well as other issues important to communicators. If you have ideas for agenda items, please contact Lindsy Crutchfield at firstname.lastname@example.org. Register for this event >>
International Land Conservation Network – Virtual Meet and Greet
The ILCN, now in its seventh year, continues to grow its presence and impact around the globe, from Boston to Brussels, Beijing, and Brisbane. To continue to deepen our engagement and roots on six continents, we will introduce our new cohort of Regional Representatives to participants at our annual meet and greet – usually held at the Land Trust Rally in the US, but this year held electronically on Zoom. The event will be held on Thursday, October 1st, 2020. Please save the date. We will be sending our additional registration information in September 2020. The new Regional Representatives will be responsible for making sure that ILCN activities and deliverables are available to the civic-sector (NGO) land conservation community in key alliances and networks around the world, from the Australian Land Conservation Alliance (ALCA) to the European Land Conservation Network (ELCN), the Chinese Civic Land Conservation Alliance (CCLCA), the Land Trust Alliance in the United States, Asi Conserva Chile, and beyond, as well as to the emerging clusters of civic land conservation organizations in Africa, India and a growing number of subcontinental regions and nations around the world. These Regional Representatives will likewise be responsible for assuring that the best new innovations and ideas from the field are highlighted and shared with our global community-of-practice through ILCN conferences, publications and online events. We aim for a multi-dimensional exchange of ideas and enthusiasm in many directions, from trusted colleagues on every continent. As global delegates now prepare for the Fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 15) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in China in 2021, our aspirations lead us to consider how we can protect thirty percent of the earth’s surface by the year 2030 (30 x 30 ). In pursing that goal, our ability to advance innovation in land conservation will be more important than ever. Please join us to learn more about a new facet of the ILCN community that will be working diligently to keep the necessary information, commitment and enthusiasm flowing. To learn more about the ILCN and this event, please visit our website at: www.landconservationnetwork.org
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Join us for our Opening Plenary to kick off virtual Rally and hear from Land Trust Alliance president and CEO Andrew Bowman. We will also celebrate the recipient of the Kingsbury Browne Conservation Leadership Award and highlight our federal partners.
Drink in Oregon’s Landscape: A Virtual Tour of Wineries, Land Use and Conservation
Hosted by Oregon Agricultural Trust
Oregon’s Willamette Valley is known for its pinot noir, but its scenic views would be bleaker without the state’s land use program and winemakers’ conservation efforts. Join this tour to learn about the origins, impacts of, and ongoing threats to, Oregon’s land use planning program; voluntary oak habitat conservation; and emerging efforts to permanently protect agricultural land.
Join us as we celebrate the recipient of the Land Trust Excellence Award and enjoy a special musical performance you won't want to miss. We are also delighted to welcome keynote speaker James Edward Mills, a freelance journalist who specializes in telling stories about outdoor recreation, environmental conservation, acts of charitable giving, and practices of sustainable living. Currently a faculty assistant at the University of Wisconsin Nelson Institute For Environmental Studies, James teaches a summer course for undergraduate students on diversity, equity and inclusion in outdoor recreation and public land management called Outdoors For All. Read more about James >>
Discovering Willamette Falls: Nature, Culture and Renewal
Hosted by Willamette Falls Trust
Ten miles upstream from Portland, the North American continent’s second largest waterfall plunges forty feet over a basalt shelf. It’s been a gathering place for Indigenous people since time immemorial and powered the early sawmills of Oregon City, the first incorporated municipality west of the Rocky Mountains. For a century, a paper mill at the Falls supported family jobs in Oregon City but blocked access. In 2011, the mills closed and a new chapter began. Now owned by the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, the land is poised for redevelopment that will interpret the Falls’ rich history, restore habitat, promote economic development, and provide public access for the first time in a century. Join us for a virtual tour to see the Falls up close and learn firsthand about the exciting partnership transforming this historic site into a world-class public space. We’ll have a live Q&A session following the tour.
Grab your popcorn and join us for a screening of Sentinel Landscapes! Directed by award-winning filmmakers, this short-documentary tells the inspirational stories of the farmers, ranchers, conservationists, and military bases that are working together under the Sentinel Landscapes Partnership to create a more sustainable future. After the short documentary there will be a Q&A panel session featuring partners in the film.
We are delighted to welcome keynote speaker Nina Simon, Spacemaker & CEO of OF/BY/FOR ALL, a global nonprofit that creates digital tools to help civic and cultural organizations become more inclusive, relevant, and sustainable. Read more about Nina >>