So much land to save, so little time. Most land trusts simply don’t have the capacity to do every conservation project that comes their way. Strategic conservation planning is a crucial tool for land trusts to focus their time, energy, and funding to allow them to preserve the land that matters most. In this session, you will hear from Connecticut Farmland Trust, a statewide agricultural land trust, about their recent strategic conservation planning process. Aside from giving staff the freedom to say “no” to some projects and an enthusiastic “yes” to others, the strategic conservation planning process has had other, more unexpected outcomes. New funding streams! Creative new programs! New partnerships! Learn how a strategic conservation plan can help you refocus your priorities and take your land trust to the next level. Guiding questions such as “what type of land is most important to conserve?” and “who are we conserving this land for?” will frame the conversation around equity and the future of land conservation. Participants will come away with a deeper understanding of strategic conservation planning, how it’s done, and what the potential benefits are for their land trust.