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2018 Keynote Speaker

2018 Keynote

Judy Anderson

Who Will Care Tomorrow? When Conservation Creates Community

Perpetuity is a pledge that requires people to care conserved lands for generations to come. While much of our conservation work often feels sacred, and important, land and water conservation are currently under threat across the country.  So the question arises: how can community-based lands enhance traditional conservation efforts while creating transformative personal experiences?

Explore how your land trust – like land trusts of all sizes here in New Hampshire and across the country – can use strategically identified and designed lands to:  bring conservation to life; connect emotionally; forge trust and compassion for people, animals, and the land; and build a greater sense of community through the seasons, for more people and generations to come.


Judy Anderson of Community Consultants has worked in the land trust sector for over 25 years. Judy currently assists nonprofit organizations on practical strategic conservation initiatives incorporating local communities, climate change, governance, communications and community-based fundraising strategies. Judy also coaches land trusts on inclusive conservation, easement drafting and stewardship, and building greater community relevance to ensure their work withstands the test of time. Judy is a regular presenter at national and regional land trust conferences.