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Past Seminars and Social Events

November 7, 2018 - Paul Sawyier Public Library, Frankfort, Kentucky

“Resiliency”: Using Climate Science to Guide Conservation Priorities; and an Overview of TNC’s Working Woodlands (Carbon Credit) Program

   -Danna Baxley, The Nature Conservancy of Kentucky

LTA Land & Climate Program and Large Landscape Conservation: Pine Mountain & Beyond - Greg Abernathy, KY Natural Lands Trust

Salt River Watershed Collaboration and Landscape Level Planning

   -Lisa Hite, Louisville-Jefferson Co. Environmental Trust

   -Dr. Mark Wourms, Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest

Interactive Roundtable Discussions Facilitator: Ben Miles, Shire Environmental

 1. New Kentucky Tax Regulations - representatives from KY Dept. of Revenue

 2. Conservation Easement Drafting - Ashley Greathouse, Bluegrass Land Conservancy

 3. Government Mitigation Funding - Hugh Archer and Dian Osborne

 4. Community Conservation Perspectve - Ben Miles, Shire Environmental

 5. Succession Planning- Jessie Bessinger WIlder

September 16, 2018 - Social at Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill

March 22, 2018 - Stites & Harbison, Louisville, Kentucky

Transactions from A-Z, Managing Conservation Easements in Perpetuity

   -Laurel A. Florio, J.D., Land Trust Alliance

November 7, 2017 - Stites & Harbison, Louisville, Kentucky

Fundraising, Stewardship, Terrafirma Updates

Speakers included: 

Andy Robinson, Andy Robinson Consulting LLC (webinar)

Ben Miles, Principal & Conservation Consultant, Shire Environmental

Leslie Ratley-Beach, Land Trust Alliance (webinar)

October 15, 2017 - Social at Floracliff

April 26, 2017 - Midway University, Midway, Kentucky

GAAP Rules, Planned Giving, and Community Engagement

   -Rebecca L. Phillips, CPA, CFE, CFF, Partner, Mountjoy Chilton Medley, LLP

   -Timothy W. Dunn, J.D., Partner, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP

   -Judy Anderson, Community Consultants (webinar)

November 15, 2016 - Stites & Harbison, Louisville, Kentucky

Appraisals: What You Need to Know

Moderator: Robert W. Griffith, Secretary/General Counsel, Hardscuffle Inc.

Panel of Appraisers:

   Wallace L. McConnell, Senior Appraiser, Valbridge Property Advisors

   J. Michael Jones, MAI, J. Michael Jones & Associates

   Rick Baumgardner, President, Baumgardner & Associates, PSC

   William L. Berkley, Real Estate Appraisal, Review & Expert Testimony

   George Chapman, Integra Realty Resources

October 1, 2016 - Social at Bernheim Forest and Research Arboretum


June 14, 2016 - Kentucky State Nature Preserves Office, Frankfort, Kentucky

Andy McLeod, Director of Advocacy, Land Trust Alliance, Advocacy and Lobbying

Condemnation and Eminent Domain

   -Nancy A. McLaughlin, University of Utah, SJ Quinney College of Law

Mitigation Funding in Kentucky

   -Lee Andrews, Chief of the KY Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

December 1, 2015 - Stites & Harbison, Louisville, Kentucky

Advanced Legal Topics in Kentucky Update; and Panel Discussion on Current Kentucky Issues and Challenges

June 20, 2015 - Social at Bernheim Forest and Research Arboretum

February 2015 

Financial Planning for Healthy Land Trusts Including Bridge Financing, Strategic Planning, and Project Financing 

September 2014 

Organizational Funding and Finance, Capacity Building, Staff and Board Development; and Advocacy, Outreach, and Education

July 31, 2014 - Paul Sawyier Public Library, Frankfort, Kentucky

Conservation Easements - Legal Updates from LTA Legal Forum

   -Bob Griffiths and MacKenzie Royce


April 2014 

Building, Engaging, and Supporting Our Boards; and Legislative Updates


Board Governance Tailored to KLTC Member Needs/ Survey Results


Terrafirma Conservation Defense; and Preparing Your Land Trust to Manage Risk Effectively 

September 2011 

Creating a Baseline Documentation Program that will Help You Proactively Work Towards Perpetuity; and Enhancing Your Fundraising and Outreach and Communications: Making a Big Impact With Small, Timely Changes

May 2011

Board Recruitment and Development; and Fundraising and Structuring in a Stressed Economy

November 2010 National Land Conservation Update

September 2010 Conservation Easement Management and Defense

June 2010 Conservation Easements Part III; and Nuts and Bolts to Public Policy

February 2010 Parts I & II Conservation Easements Presentation; and Nuts and Bolts to Public Policy

2009 Fundraising


"Success" and How to Get There?; and Is Your Land Trust Ready for Accreditation, Now or Ever?

Conservation Easements That Last: Design, Management, and Defense

2007 Roundtable Discussion on Board Development, Fundraising, Community Outreach, and Accreditation 

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