*All presentations are virtual. Registration includes 3 month access to recorded presentations. See registration information for more details 



8:45 to 9:45am

9:45 to 10:45am

11:00 to 12:00pm

1:30 to 2:30pm

2:30 to 3:30pm


3:45 to 4:45pm

Day One Opens, Virtual Coffee Hour

Sustainable Landscape Management in a Changing Climate

David Wolfe, Cornell University 

What Climate Resiliency Means to our Future: Conservation in the Great Lakes - Buffalo, New York as a Case Study

Jay Burney, Pollinator Conservation Association 


Riparian Buffer Implementation Realities

Lydia Brinkley, Upper Susquehanna Coalition

Lunch Break

What’s New in the UN’s Special Report on 1.5C Warming?

Natalie Mahowald, Cornell University

Planting a Gathering Place in Tulsa, Oklahoma

​Marissa Angell, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc



Overview of Regional Planning and Design Initiatives in Ithaca and Tompkins County

Scott Whitham, Rick Manning, and Andy Zepp



9:00 to 10:0am



10:00 to 11:00am

11:15 to 12:15pm


1:45 to 2:45pm



2:45 to 3:45pm

Day 2 Opens, Virtual Coffee Hour

Native Plants: The Currency of Our Trade

Dan Segal, Plantsmen Nursery

Ecosystems, Communities, and the Interdependence of Plants and Animals

Dave Reilly and Nicole Gerber, Citizen Coalition for Wildlife and Environment


Nature-based practices and interpretation at Cornell Botanic Gardens

Emily Detrick, Cornell Botanical Gardens

Lunch Break

Birds in Crisis: A Message from the Natural World

Laura Helft, Ph.D., Managing Science Editor, Conservation Media

Designing an Earth-friendly Landscape

Janet Allen, CNY Wild Ones

Dan Segal: - 607.533.7193
Rick Manning: - 607.592.4647
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