Resources and Tools from the 2019 Lowcountry Land Conservation Symposium

Conservation In A Changing Climate


Read David Farren’s follow-up op-ed in the Post & Courier.

Find yourself in our photos from the day! Thanks to Alice Keeney Photography.

Don’t forget to plant your name tag! We successfully achieved a zero food waste event with 100% compostable or recycled materials! Thanks to TRIO Solutions for coordinating the event.

Presentation materials and related resources can be viewed here.

Thanks to videographer Marcus Amaker.

  • Welcome
    David Farren, Executive Director, Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation


  • Morning Plenary: How Coastal Neighbors are Meeting the Challenge
    James Murley, Chief Resilience Officer, Miami-Dade County, FL
    Moderator: Laura Cantral, Executive Director, Coastal Conservation League


  • Planning for Conservation: Maps and Planning Tools for Land Protection, Land Use, and Management of Conservation Lands as the Climate Changes
    Mark Anderson, Director of Conservation Science, Eastern Region, The Nature Conservancy
    Norm Levine, Associate Professor, Geology & Environmental Geosciences, College of Charleston
    Moderator: Mark Robertson, The Nature Conservancy


  • Communicating the Climate Resilience Message
    Lynsy Smithson-Stanley, Partnerships Director, Yale Program on Climate Change Communication
    Mikki Sager, Vice President, Resourceful Communities Director, The Conservation Fund
    Albert George, Director of Conservation, South Carolina Aquarium
    Moderator: Ashley Demosthenes, President & CEO, Lowcountry Land Trust


  • Opportunities for Enhancing Coastal Resilience in South Carolina
    Skip Styles, Executive Director, Wetlands Watch
    Rob Moore, Senior Policy Analyst, Healthy People & Thriving Communities Program, Natural Resources Defense Council
    James Murley, Chief Resilience Officer, Miami-Dade County’s Office of Resilience
    Moderator: Chris DeScherer, Southern Environmental Law Center


  • Afternoon Plenary: Accelerating Land Conservation Strategies Related to Climate Resilience
    Elizabeth Adams, Consultant, Lyme Timber
    Peter Howell, Executive Vice President, Conservation Capital Programs, Open Space Institute
    Moderator: Kerri Forrest, Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation
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