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CCLT Conservation Forum: May 4, 2023

May 4, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

CCLT’s Conservation Forum is a roundtable discussion at which we learn, discuss, and help to shape conservation practice and conservation law in California. The Conservation Forum provides a deep dive into a small number of topics at each meeting. This session will address timely topics including the recent IRS notice on safe harbor language, support for land trusts to incorporate tribal access and collaboration into their conservation work, collaborative planning on projects related to wildfire, and an update on current legislation.

This Forum will be virtual only via Zoom. (Zoom link to be provided with registration confirmation.) Register using the form below. recording will be sent to all registered participants after the event.

You may register to receive four (4) legal continuing education credits (MCLE). None of the credits may be claimed for required MCLE in legal ethics, elimination of bias, or competence issues.


10:00 am – 10:05 am: Welcome

10:05 am – 11:00 am: Roundtable Discussion: Conservation Easement Amendments in Response to IRS Notice 2023-30 Safe Harbor Deed Language for Extinguishment and Boundary Line Adjustment Clauses

11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Discussion of the State’s Tribal Nature-Based Solutions and How the Land Trust Community Can Incorporate Broader Tribal Access, Co-Management, and Ancestral Land Return Policies – presented by Geneva Thompson, Assistant Secretary for Tribal Affairs, California Natural Resources Agency

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Break

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Collaborative Regional Wildfire Planning to Generate Actionable Projects – presented by Division Chief Rob Hazard, Santa Barbara County Fire and members of the Wildfire Resilience Collaborative Ellen Kwiatkowski (Legacy Works Group) and Em Johnson (Community Environmental Council)

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm: Legislative Update by Pacific Policy Group.

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm: Earth Day Ask-a-Colleague



May 4, 2023
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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