Land Trust Roundtables

February 15, 2022

Remote Monitoring

This virtual Roundtable featured the use of state-of-the-art technology for monitoring land conservation easements during COVID and beyond. Panelists shared their successes and challenges using drones as well as Lens (which uses high-definition aerial and satellite imagery) to complete site evaluations instead of traditional “boots-on-the-ground” monitoring visits.


  • Jon Chapman - Stewardship Manager, Maryland Environmental Trust
  • Frank Deuter - Stewardship Coordinator, Lower Shore Land Trust
  • Michael Dunmyer - Stewardship Specialist, Eastern Shore Land Conservancy
  • Jared Parks - Land Programs Manager, Lower Shore Land Trust
  • David Satterfield - Land Program Manager, Eastern Shore Land Conservancy

Workshop Materials:

MET Presentation
LSLT Presentation
ESLC Presentation

November 9, 2021

Beer, Brides, Brawls and Brussel Sprouts - Part 2!

This virtual Land Trust Roundtable featured methods and approaches by various governmental agencies and land trusts to address the ongoing stewardship and management techniques for events, agritourism, and other economic opportunities that allow current and next generations to stay on their easement lands.


  • Bill Amoss: Agricultural Land Preservation Program Chief, Harford County
  • Michelle Cable: Executive Director, Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation
  • Jon Chapman: Monitoring and Stewardship Program Manager, Maryland Environmental Trust
  • Joy Levy: Agricultural Land Preservation Program Administrator, Howard County
  • Tom McCarthy: Conservation Easement Supervisor, Rural Legacy and CREP Permanent Easement Programs

Workshop Materials:


Past Roundtable Materials

FY 2021
Success Despite COVID

FY 2020
Trying Times

FY 2019
New Tools and Apps



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