Maryland Land Conservation Conference

Maryland Land Conservation Conference

On behalf of the Maryland Environmental Trust, thank you for participating in the 15th Annual Maryland Land Conservation Conference on April 30 – May 1, 2015 at The Conference Center at the Maritime Institute in Linthicum Heights, MD. We greatly appreciate your role in making this annual event a huge success! Conference materials are now available on MET's post-conference website. For more information and to download presentations and handouts visits

2016 Maryland Land Conservation Conference

Call for Presenters Open

The Maryland Environmental Trust (MET) invites you to submit a proposal for its 2016 Maryland Land Conservation Conference. This call for presenters closes on Monday, August 17, 2015. The annual conference is the largest gathering of its kind in the state for land trusts, conservancies, local and state government agencies, heritage organizations and other members of the conservation community.

How to Submit Proposals:

Completed proposals are due by August 17, 2015 and should be submitted using the online form available HERE. At this time workshops will be 75 minutes in length. Additional details will be available soon. Please contact Michelle Grafton at  with any questions.

MET Land Trust Roundtables

The Roundtable series convenes regularly and provide land trust staff, volunteers and board members an opportunity to come together and exchange ideas about the challenges relating to land conservation. These meetings are free and open to representatives of land conservation organizations. Reservations are required. For more information about the next Land Trust Roundtable meeting, please contact Land Trust Coordinator Michelle Grafton at

Save the Date:

The next Land Trust Roundtable will be held on Thursday, September 10, 2015.
More details will be available shortly.

07.23.15 MET Land Trust Roundtable

Financial Assistance for Easements and BMPs
MET hosted a Land Trust Roundtable on July 23, 2015. Tiffany Davis (Farm Bill Program Specialist, NRCS) provided an overview of ACEP and Steve DuBoyce (Regional Encroachment Liaison, Naval District Washington) discussed the REPI Program. Tiffany and Steve then address how to apply for and implement grant funding.

The Roundtable also included presentations from NRCS’s resource team on Best Management Practices. Steve Strano (State Biologist, NRCS) discussed conservation practices, their purpose and maintenance requirements. Thomas Morgart (Assistant State Conservationist for Programs, NRCS) discussed NRCS’s financial assistance programs to help pay for these conservation practices.

Please see below for a copy of the agenda and presentations.