2017 North Carolina Land Trust Assembly  at Hendersonville’s Kanuga Conference Center!

Tuesday, May 23 – Thursday, May 25


Registration Information & Assembly Fees

Full Assembly: 5/23-5/25

  • SINGLE rate – $350. Includes Tues and Weds overnights + 6 meals: Tues supper, Weds all, Thurs breakfast and lunch
  • DOUBLE rate (shared room) – $300. Includes Tues and Weds overnights + 6 meals: Tues supper, Weds all, Thurs breakfast and lunch.

Half Assembly: 5/24-5/25

  • SINGLE rate $225. Includes Weds overnight + 4 meals: Weds lunch and supper, Thurs breakfast and lunch.
  • DOUBLE rate (shared room) $175. Includes Weds overnight + 4 meals: Weds lunch and supper, Thurs breakfast and lunch

Wednesday Commuter – $100. No overnight accommodations and includes breakfast, lunch, supper.

Thursday Commuter – $50. No overnight accommodations and includes breakfast and lunch.

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Schedule at a Glance – Or Download the Program!

Tuesday, May 23

3pm                            Assembly Registration opens

                                  Free time/Networking/Hiking at Kanuga

4pm                            Kanuga check in for guests staying on site

6-6:45pm                  Assembly begins with Dinner

7:30-9:30pm            Conservation for All: A Networking Event and Social hosted by CTNC’s Future Leaders of Conservation Advisory Board at Asheville’s Urban Orchard Cider.


Wednesday, May 24

8am               Assembly Registration opens

8-9:30am      Land Trust Alliance Special Invite to a Working Group on Community Conservation

8-8:45am      Breakfast

9-9:45am      Land Trusts: What, Why and Who: A Conversation for Newcomers to Land Conservation with Kieran Roe, Executive Director, Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy and Carl Silverstein, Executive Director, Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy

9-10:00am   Registration and Networking

10- 10:15      Welcome by Matt Covington, Land Protection Director, Catawba Lands Conservancy, Land Trust Council Co-Chair and Margaret Newbold, Interim Executive Director, Conservation Trust for North Carolina

10:15- 12pm  CTNC Opening Welcome and Interactive Plenary: It Happens: Staff Transitions and Succession Planning

12-12:45pm              Lunch

1:15-2:45pm                  Breakout Sessions

  • Session A: Taking Farmland Preservation to the Next Level: New Tools, Approaches, and Partnerships
  • Session B: Land Trusts and Climate Communications
  • Session C: The Widening Lens of Fundraising: A New Landscape with A New President     

2:45pm                      Break

3-4:30pm            Breakout Sessions

  • Session A: Land Protection & Stewardship Hot Topics #1: Energy Facilities on Conservation Lands
  • Session B: Looking Within: Land trusts examine diversity and equity in their organizations
  • Session C: Working Group: Building the 100,000 Voices Communications Campaign

4:45-5:30pm  Special guest: Walter Clark, Director of the Division of Land and Water Stewardship at the Rocking Chair Porch at Kanuga Lake Inn


5:30-6:00pm                  Free time/Networking

6-6:45pm                  Dinner

7-8:00pm                 2017 North Carolina Conservation Heroes Awards with Wendy Jackson, Land Trust Alliance

8:30-10:30pm         Social hour(s) at The Pavilion on Kanuga Lake


Thursday, May 25

8-8:45am                 Breakfast

8-8:45am                 Land Trust Council Business Meeting (separate breakfast)

9:30-11am                Breakout Sessions

  • Session A: Policy Roundtable: State and Federal Legislative Priorities and Advocacy
  • Session B: Land Protection & Stewardship Hot Topics #2: Current National Issues & Take-Aways
  • Session C: Fundraising Successes…and other experiences 

10:15am                   Break

11:15-12pm              Land Trust Council Meetings

12-12:45pm             Lunch and depart

1pm                           Assembly concludes