Conservation News from the Gulf Partnership

2017 Annual Partnership Conference

The Partnership for Gulf Coast Land Conservation will host its 8th Annual Land Conservation Conference September 27 – 29 at the Pensacola Beach Holiday Inn Resort. This year’s theme is Best Practices in Landscape Scale Land Conservation.

This conference is designed to provide high quality educational opportunities for staff, board members and volunteers of land conservation organizations, as well as public agency partners, landowners, and professional colleagues. Join us for workshops, special networking events, and a plenary session featuring Wendy Jackson, Executive Vice President of the Land Trust Alliance. Ms. Jackson is the former Executive Director of the Freshwater Land Trust in Birmingham, Alabama which grew from having zero assets to holding cash and land assets of more than $40 million during her tenure.

Conference schedule.

Click here to review the Agenda at a Glance.


Attendees are invited to contact the Pensacola Beach Holiday Inn Resort at 1-850-203-0635 or online to make lodging arrangements. The conference room block code is GPA and there are two room types available: $119.00 per room, per night for bay side rooms with a window view of Santa Rosa Sound; or $139.00 per room, per night for beach front rooms with view of the Gulf of Mexico and a private balcony.


Early Bird Registration (until August 31) is $100. Standard Registration (after August 31) 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.

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