Conservation News from the Gulf Partnership

Gulf Partnership 8th Annual Conference

The Gulf Partnership’s 8th Annual Conference theme is Best Practices in Landscape Scale Land Conservation. Join us September 27 – 29, 2017 in Pensacola, Florida to connect with funders, network with colleagues, and discover new ways to strengthen your land conservation efforts.

This conference is designed for nonprofit leaders, well as landowners, public agency partners, and others interested in protecting land and natural resources. The conference includes workshops, special networking events, and an optional field trip to the Gulf Islands National Seashore. The conference will feature plenary sessions with nationally recognized speakers, including:

  • Wendy Jackson, Executive Vice President of the Land Trust Alliance;
  • Michael Sharp, Director (AL, FL, MS) and Tanner Johnson, Director (LA, TX), Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund;
  • Ben Scaggs, Acting Director of the Restore Council;
  • Kevin D. Reynolds, Ph.D., Department of Interior Case Manager, Deepwater Horizon Natural Resources Damage Assessment;
  • Eric Eckl, Owner, Water Words that Work
  • Noah Valenstein, .Secretary, Department of Environmental Protection, State of Florida

Conference schedule

Click here to view the agenda.


The room block at the Holiday Inn Resort is full. Lodging is available at the Hilton Hotel, 12 Via De Luna Dr, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561. This property is directly adjacent to the conference hotel, the Holiday Inn Resort. Attendees may contact the Hilton at 1-888-671-3792 or by visiting the Hilton Pensacola Beach online.


Standard Registration is $120. The registration fee includes conference materials and all meals, including the Opening Reception and an Evening Social on Thursday. Click here for online registration.


Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Information about sponsorship levels and benefits is available here

Lead Sponsor

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

Gold Sponsor

Land Trust Alliance

National Wildlife Federation

The Nature Conservancy

The Trust for Public Land

Silver Sponsor

Gulf of Mexico Alliance

Land Trust for Louisiana

Moffatt and Nichol, Inc.

National Audubon Society


Resource Management Service, LLC

The Conservation Fund

Bronze Sponsor

Alachua Conservation Trust

Alliance of Florida Land Trusts

Colorado River Land Trust

Texas Land Trust Council

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

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