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PTLT leads historic collaborative Southern Maryland conservation workshop

Jan. 24, 2013 — It was an unprecedented day in the history of land protection in southern Maryland. Over 70 participants, representing entities in both public and private sectors, convened in one room to share land protection goals for the region and discuss how to advance conservation by working together.

As described in the National Park Service’s 2013 Maryland News: “Capping several years of intensive conservation planning, Patuxent Tidewater Land Trust convened a 5-county, multi-partner collaborative conservation workshop; successfully braiding disparate preservation goals into a unified conservation network for the southern region of Maryland.” The workshop, held on Dec. 5, 2012, at the College of Southern Maryland, grew out of a partnership between PTLT and the National Park Service, whose Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program helped PTLT initiate a strategic conservation plan.

Read more about both the workshop and PTLT’s strategic conservation plan in the 2013 National Park Service Maryland News.

The collaborative workshop was supported by Regional Plan Association/America 2050, Maryland Environmental Trust, Defenders of Wildlife, and the Abell Foundation, as well as the NPS. Trust for Public Land provided invaluable assistance in organizing the workshop. A map and brochure summarizing the shared conservation priorities of the participating agencies and organizations will be available soon.

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