Wednesday, March 25th, 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Puget Sound Regional Council Board Room, 1101 Western Ave, Suite #500, Seattle, WA 98104

What: The Washington Association of Land Trusts (WALT) and it’s Shoreline Conservation Collaborative invite you to join us for a morning to connect with WDFW to learn about their expanding initiatives, collaborative partnerships, and new conservation tools in Puget Sound.

Who: This forum is primarily designed for land trust staff working on the ground in Puget Sound, but board members, partners and all others who would benefit from the discussion are welcome!

RSVP: Click here to RSVP as soon as possible, as space is limited to 25-30 participants. Coffee and ample refreshments will be served throughout the morning, but please bring your own bag lunch. If you have any logistical questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Megan Nann, WALT’s Program Coordinator, at megan@walandtrusts.org.

Agenda:

  1. Shore Friendly – Jenna Jewett of WDFW and Lisa Kaufman of the NW Straights Foundation will provide us a primer on the Shore Friendly program, the long term goals of the effort, why land trusts should care, and future opportunities for involvement.
  2. Sustainable Lands Strategy – Jay Krienitz of WDFW and Monte Marti of the Alliance for Puget Sound Natural Resources will profile Snohomish County’s Sustainable Lands Strategy, and lead a discussion on the potential of place-based, collaborative conservation to expand funding and impact regionally.
  3. Conservation Tools – Tish Conway-Cranos of WDFW will provide an update on some of the newer data and tools available from the department to help practitioners improve conservation planning and outreach in Puget Sound.
  4. Brown Bag Lunch and Roundtable – Break out your lunch, and take this informal opportunity to continue the discussion, share recent successes, and network with new partners!