Workshops and Meetings

Climate Change & RI Forests Workshops

Dates: Friday, November 20 & Saturday, November 21

Friday, November 20: Forest Climate Adaptation Workshop

Location: Audubon Society of Rhode Island Headquarters, 12 Sanderson Road, Smithfield

Saturday, November 21: Forest Climate Adaptation Field Day

Location: Wee Hoose Farm (private landownership), Exeter

Registration: Free, Registration On-Line Required

Note: Participants are responsible for bringing their own lunch.

Sponsors: RI Woodland Partnership, Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science, USDA Northern Forests Climate Hub, & RI Land Trust Council

Natural resource management and conservation activities are constantly changing to accommodate new challenges and issues. It’s becoming increasingly important to consider the challenges of a changing and uncertain climate. These two workshops are hands-on and highly interactive. They will help land trusts, foresters, natural resource managers, woodland owners, and other members of the conservation community integrate information related to climate change and forests into their stewardship and conservation activities and will enhance the ability of forests to cope with changing conditions. Participants will identify the climate change impacts most relevant to the lands that they work on and consider planning on-the-ground actions that help ecosystems adapt to changing conditions and address conservation priorities.

Participants can participate in one or both workshops based upon their time and interest. They have been adapted from a national model with the intention of customizing them to the needs of the RI forestry and conservation community. Participation in both days is highly encouraged, if possible, but not required.

Additional Details & Registration

Questions: Christopher Riely or Maria Janowiak

Materials from Past Workshops:

Keepers & Chuckers: Organizing Land Records to Assure Permanent Protection for Your Land

Held: Saturday, November 7, 2015

Workshop Materials

  1. PowerPoint (pdf)
  2. Handouts (pdf)

Preparing Baseline Documentation for Your Protected Lands

Held: Saturday, December 7, 2013

Video of Workshop & Workshop Materials

RI Conservation Easement Amendments: Protecting Land Forever & Recent Legislative Changes

Held: Thursday, November 14, 2013

Workshop Materials


Fundraising for Stewardship & Conservation Defense:

PowerPoint and Videos

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

Part 1: Leads you from fundraising fundamentals to developing a case for support, creating a fundraising pyramid, and conducting feasibility studies.

Part 2

Part 2: Continuation of Part 1.

Part 3

Part 3: Presentations of case statements that groups developed during the workshop

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