Workshops and Meetings
Preparing Baseline Documentation for Your Protected Lands
Date: Saturday, December 7, 9:30-noon
Cost: Free. Space is limited and Registration is Required
Location: William Hall Free Library, Cranston Workshop
Presenter: Carol Lynn Trocki Sponsors: RI Land Trust Council & Land Trust Alliance
Note: This workshop is part of our Land Trust Excellence initiative.
Baseline Documentation is the foundation for defending and managing protected lands. Baseline Documentation Reports (BDRs) specifically describe the conservation values you are seeking to protect for each property (scenic views, wildlife habitat, water resources, open space, farm or forest land etc.). They provide a reference for future stewardship, management and monitoring efforts.
In this workshop you will learn what information is typically included in a Baseline Document Report, and why! You will be offered resources for obtaining this information as well as techniques for preparing BDRs for your properties. You are encouraged to bring information and questions about one of your specific properties to the workshop.
Who should attend: Board members, committee members and staff of land trusts that have protected properties in need of good baseline documentation.
Registration & Information: Rupert Friday 401-932-4667 email@example.com
RI Conservation Easement Amendments: Protecting Land Forever & Recent Legislative Changes
Held: Thursday, November 14
- Speaker Bios
- Code of RI Chapters 34-39-3 & 34-39-5
- Amendment Principles
- LTA Standards & Practices Excerpt on Amendments
- Chart – Excerpt from Amendment Report
- Amendment Triage and Range of Amendments
- Amendment Evaluation Checklist
- Excerpt from Form 990 Schedule D Instructions
- What is Public Benefit under IRS Code
- Private Benefit Cheat Sheet
- Aquidneck LT Easement Amendment Clause
- Aquidneck LT Easement Amendment Policy
- Pidot Article Excerpts
- Amending Conservation Easements Final Report
- Resource List on Conservation Easement Amendments
PowerPoint and Videos:
Fundraising for Stewardship & Conservation Defense
Does your land trust need to raise funds for stewardship and legal defense of land that you’re protecting? These workshop videos are that professional consult you need! The workshop is funny, direct, and compelling. Fundraising consultant Sharon Danosky moves at a clip and makes sense out of every step and reasoning of a successful campaign. You will not get lost. The PowerPoint (Adobe Acrobat format) is your map; Danosky is your expert guide.
PowerPoint for workshop (in Adobe Acrobat format)
Part 1: Leads you from fundraising fundamentals to developing a case for support, creating a fundraising pyramid, and conducting feasibility studies.
Part 2: Continuation of Part 1.
Part 3: Presentations of case statements that groups developed during the workshop