10th Annual Private Lands Partners Day

Tenth Annual Private Lands Partners Day

The Maine Woods: A landscape of working forests and collaborative conservation

Registration is Closed.

Contact info@partnersforconservation.org for registration questions.

Private Lands Partners Day (PLPD) brings together private landowner leaders and public partners from across the country to share their personal experiences with cooperative efforts to conserve rural working landscapes for both people and nature. The event, in its 10th year, has become the premier annual event spotlighting collaborative conservation and public-private conservation partnership.  Partners for Conservation in partnership with Keeping Maine’s Forests and our sponsors are pleased to present the 2017 meeting in Bangor, Maine.

Tuesday, October 3 - Thursday, October 5, 2017
Cross Insurance Center, 515 Main St., Bangor, ME 04401
Registration Dates Cost
Full conference late 8/1 – 9/15 $200
Thursday Only late 8/1 – 9/15 $175


Download the Draft Agenda


October 3: Evening Reception at Cross Insurance Center
October 4: Full day bus tour of sites with dinner in Greenville on the shore of Moosehead Lake.
October 5: Full day of presentations at Cross Insurance Center with banquet dinner


Depart Bangor at 8:00 AM via motor coach for Acadia National Park including a visit to the top of Cadillac Mountain, includes a lobster bake lunch (other options available) at Bar Harbor Lobster Bakes in Hulls Cove followed by an afternoon in Downtown Bar Harbor. Return to Bangor at approximately 5:30 PM. Cost is $70 per person. Spaces are limited and full refunds will be granted if the trip minimum (40) is not reached. Download the information flyer.

PLEASE NOTE: You must register for the conference before you purchase the Optional Tour passes.


Blocks of rooms have been reserved at properties near the Cross Center (below). This is high season in Maine so early reservations are recommended.

Bangor Residence Inn 
(Across the street from the Cross Center)
22 Bass Park Blvd
Bangor, ME 04401 
Rate: $159 / night 
(Rate available until 9/12)
Call 207-433-0800
Mention the PLPD Conference.

Bangor Fairfield Inn
(Three-minute drive from the Cross Center)
300 Odlin Rd
Bangor, ME 04401
Rate: $91 / night
(Rate available until 9/3)
Call 207-990-0001
Mention the PLPD Conference.

Fireside Inn & Suites
(Across the street from the Cross Center)
570 Main St
Bangor, ME 04401
Rate: $89.95 / night
Call 207-942-1234
Mention the Public Lands Partners Day event.


  • There will be both live and silent auctions to benefit Partners for Conservation
  • For those wanting to plan a longer visit to Maine before or after the conference, Keeping Maine’s Forests recommends that you start your vacation planning at the Maine Office of Tourism website.

REFUND POLICY: Full refund if registration is cancelled prior to September 18th. No refunds after that date.

QUESTIONS? Please contact us at info@partnersforconservation.org.


US Fish and Wildlife Service
Keeping Maine's Forests
USDA - Natural Resources Conservation Service
7 Islands Land Company
Partners for Conservation
Natural Resources Council of Maine
Downeast Lakes Land Trust
Maine Audubon
The Trust for Public Land
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
The Conservation Fund
Boone and Crocket Club
New England Forestry Foundation
Forest Society of Maine
Professional Maine Guide
The Nature Conservancy
Sportsman's Alliance of Maine
Maine Forest Products Council
Schoodic Institute
The University of Maine, School of Forest Resources
Capital for Opportunity and Change
The Sierra Club - Maine Chapter
Northern Forest Center
Katahdin Forest Managment LLC
Johnny's Selected Seeds
J&J Manufacturing
Appalachian Mountain Club
Maine Tree Foundation
Huber Resources Corp
Tribal Seal
North Maine Woods