The California Land Conservation Conference is the largest annual gathering of land trusts, agencies, foundations, and conservation professionals in the state. Our three-day event consists of thought-provoking speakers, powerful networking opportunities, and unparalleled access to decision-makers in the conservation community. 

 See the conference program with workshop summaries. 

 Member: $150 day pass
 Non-member: $175 day pass

Please note all registration payments need to be received before your arrival at conference.


Tuesday, March 7th

9am - 4pm    Plenary Session

The highlights of this year's plenary session include topics at the forefront of land conservation, featuring talks on engaging youth outside, legislative updates and climate change in California.

Speakers include:

Kevin de Leon, President pro Tempore of California Senate
John Laird, Secretary of Natural Resources
Wendy Jackson, Vice President of Land Trust Alliance
Ane Deister, Executive Director of California Council of Land Trusts
Ben McCue, Executive Director of Outdoor Outreach
Ellie Cohen, President of Point Blue Conservation Science
Jamison Watts, Executive Director of Marin Agricultural Land Trust

6pm - 8pm    A Night Celebrating California Conservation

Join us at Seasons for an evening of farm-to-fork fare, local beer and wine, and an amazing opportunity to network with colleagues and partners while enjoying a fun evening out. This event always sells out so get your tickets fast! 

Wednesday, March 8th

9am - 4pm    Concurrent Workshop Sessions

Morning Sessions

Regional Stewardship Symposium - Part I
Restoration & Fire Preparedness
Lessons Learned Monitoring Marsh Restoration Recovery
Preparing for Wildfire on Protected Lands
Partnerships: Operations
Partnerships: Enhancing Our Voice and Operations 
Stronger Together: Collaboration Opportunities for Land Trusts
Community Engagement
What's the Deal with Vacant Lots? Community Organizing for Green Space
How to Create and Grow Your Land Trusts Outings Program

Afternoon Sessions

Agricultural Stewardship
Stewarding Lands and Cultivating Relationships with a Stewardship Assistance Program
Partnering to Conserve Agricultural Lands
Real Estate and Land Operations
Land Trusts and Appraisals: Managing a Difficult Process
Cannabis and Conservation: Impacts and Opportunities
Operations: Communications and Tools
5 Things Land Trusts Should Know About GIS
How to Create a Viral Campaign to Encourage Park Visitation
Education and Recreation
Next Generation/ Lincoln High School Farm
Recreational Access: Creating Connections and Inviting Spaces

4pm - 5pm    Closing Reception and Conservation Awards 

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Morning Sessions

Executive Director's Forum
Conservation Law Forum
Regional Stewardship Symposium - Part II
Mitigation Summit - Part I

Afternoon Sessions

State Leaders on Funding Opportunities
Advocacy Opportunities for Land Trusts 
Stewardship: Water Resources Mitigation Summit - Part II



  • When

  • Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - Thursday, March 9, 2017
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Pacific Time

  • Where

  • UC Davis Conference Center
    550 Alumni Lane
    Davis, California 95616

Additional Information

Please make all checks payable to:
California Council of Land Trusts
1029 J Street, Ste. 120
Sacramento, CA 95814 

The UC Davis Hyatt is just steps from the conference center. There are no more discounted rooms available, but non-discounted rooms can still be booked. The hotel is fairly small so book today!

Hyatt Place UC Davis
173 Old Davis Road Extension
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 756-9500

If the Hyatt is booked full our other suggestions is the Hallmark Inn. 

Hallmark Inn
110 F Street
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 753-3600

The closest parking to the conference center is the Gateway Parking Structure across from the Mondavi Center via the south campus entrance (UC Davis exit off of I-80). 

Parking is $9 a day.



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