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Fall Conference 2020 - October 17-24
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3 convenient registration tracks for your educational experience. Make it your journey!

NOTE: Access link and passcode will be sent the day before each educational offering.

Fall Conference 2020 - A Virtual Experience
Please join us for MACC’s week-long, Fall Conference from October 17 through October 24, 2020. This year, the conference will be fully virtual due to COVID-19, but there are benefits from the programming: you can choose workshops that fit in your schedule; there is no need to drive to the conference; and you can “attend” from the comfort of your own home, back deck, or office! We have workshops and Fundamentals events on two Saturdays, as well as programming during the week. We hope you will be able to join us for this event for fun learning and networking with our commissioners, consultants, and MassDEP.
This year we have classes and workshops for all backgrounds and experiences! We are offering seven (7) units of Fundamentals for Conservation Commissioners so you can start, or complete, your certificate training, and we are also offering 20 brand new workshops related to stormwater, green infrastructure, forests, open space, riverfront area, climate change resiliency, conservation commission operations, wetlands regulations, and environmental justice!

Seven Fundamentals Units

 Offerings include:

  • FUNDAMENTALS UNIT 102: Wetlands Protection Act: Fundamentals, Process, and Procedures.
  • FUNDAMENTALS UNIT 103: Plan Review and Site Visit Procedures.
  • FUNDAMENTALS UNIT 104: Wetland Functions and Values
  • FUNDAMENTALS UNIT 105: Writing Effective Orders of Conditions.
  • FUNDAMENTALS UNIT 204: Managing Conservation Land: Inventories, Goals, and Conflicts.
  • FUNDAMENTALS UNIT 205: Effective Erosion and Sediment Control
  • FUNDAMENTALS UNIT 207: Fundamentals of Wetlands Enforcement.        

20 Workshops

MACC Workshops focus on climate-change resiliency and other topics important to conservation commissions, open space experts, and environmental scientists. Our offerings can be viewed by visiting the resource links below. 

Resource Links   


Greg McGregor, Esq. teaching a conservation law workshop 2020

Become a Conference Supporter

This year, MACC has two options for companies to support MACC and receive advertising at the conference.  Advertising will reach hundreds of MACC members. View our current supports at the bottom of this page. 

  • $100: Workshop Supporter. One supporter per workshop. Workshops are one hour in length. Up to 3 slides about supporters shown at the start of the presentation. Logos on the website & in email advertising.
  • $200: Fundamentals Unit Supporter. One supporter per Unit. Fundamentals Units are 2.5 hours in duration. Up to 3 slides about supporter at the start of the Fundamentals Unit presentation. Logos on the website & in email advertising.


Payment and Cancellation Information:

  • PAYMENT:  Credit card payments are the preferred method of payment.  Members: Please remember to log into MACC’s website before registering and paying to receive your member discount.
    If paying by check by another party (e.g. municipality or organization), please forward your invoice to that party as soon as possible. If you need help registering, call MACC at 617.489.3930
  • CANCELLATION & REFUNDS: Cancellations for refunds must be received in writing (mail, fax, email) by October 13, 2020. An administrative fee of $25 will be assessed. Refunds for single workshop registration will have a $10 fee applied to the refund. Please note that refunds are not available after October 13, 2020. No-shows are still responsible for their payment.  For more information, MACC's Registration and Refund Policy

Pricing & Registration

Mix and match your schedule from a low member price of $25 per workshop, or $125 for up to 14 workshops.  The $125 price does not include any Fundamentals Units because MACC staff must track attendance in the Fundamentals classes to make sure our members get credit for the classes.

There are 3 Registration Options

Option 1.  A la Carte (Pay as You Go) Workshop Rates

  • $25 per workshop (members)
  • $35 per workshop (non-members)
  • $25 per workshop (Full-Time Students not on a Commission).

This option works for those who have time to attend only a handful of virtual workshops and would prefer to "pay as they go."

A la Carte Registration HERE


Option 2.  Unlimited Workshops ONLY Rates:

  • $125 per person (members)
  • $150 per person (non-members)
  •  $65 per workshop (Full-Time Students not on a Commission)
Choose your own workshop path for one price and attend workshops on Saturday, October 17, during the interim week, and on Saturday, October 24th. This One Price includes all networking opportunities and up to 14 workshops.

Unlimited Workshops ONLY Registration HERE

NOTE: This registration does not include any Fundamental Units. Units registration is separate and below.  


Fundamentals A la Carte ONLY Rates:

  • $55 per unit (members)
  • $75 per unit (non-members)
  • $40 per unit (Full-Time Students not on a Commission)

MACC’s Fundamentals program has never been easier to complete! Take one or all of the Fundamentals units during Fall Conference Week. Our prices for these units have been the same for the past 9 years, since 2011!

Fundamentals "a la Carte" ONLY Registration HERE


Conference 2020 Agenda Overview  

 SATURDAY 10/17/2020

      4 Morning Workshops and 1 Fundamental Unit

         3 Afternoon Workshops and 1 Fundamental Unit
         Possible Lunchtime Event (TBD)
         Late Afternoon Happy Hour & Networking Event (TBD)

TUESDAY through THURSDAY, October 20-22

        6 Workshops
        3 Fundamental Units
         Lunchtime & Evening Networking Events

SATURDAY, October 24

         4 Morning Workshops and 1 Fundamental Unit
         3 Afternoon Workshops and 1 Fundamental Unit

      Lunchtime & Afternoon Networking Events (TBD)

       Click -  2020 Conference-at-a-Glance
2020 Fall Conference Supporters/Advertisers





Ingeborg Hegemann,



PWS and Instructor



2020 Annual  Sponsors 








2017 conference photo

Nick Nelson teaching attendees about Rivers Beyond Their Banks: Reviewing and Permitting Projects in Rivers and Floodplains.

2019 Past Exhibitors

BSC Group

Davey Resource Group


Land Stewardship Inc. 

Mass Audubon

MA Asian Longhorned Beetle Eradication


Massachusetts Department of

Conservation Recreation

Massachusetts Division of Ecological


Massachusetts Environmental Trust

Native Plant Trust

Northern Woodlands

Resilient MA


2019 Conference



EcoTec, Inc.

Epsilon Associates, Inc. 


New England Wetland Plants

2019 Annual Sponsors

Beals & Thomas

BSC, Group, Inc.

EcoTec, Inc

Eversource Energy

Gordon & Rees Scully Mansukhani

GZA Environmental

Keolis Commuter Services


Lucas Environmental, Inc.

National Grid

Nitsch Engineering

Stantec Consulting Services

SWCA, Inc.

VHB, Inc.

Wilkinson Ecological Design

Inter-Fluve, Inc. 

Ecosystem Solutions, Inc.

Poster Session Sponsor

Wetland Strategies and Solutions



more Calendar

10/17/2020 » 10/24/2020
FALL CONFERENCE WEEK 2020 -- Unlimited Workshops ONLY Registration Rate

10/17/2020 » 10/24/2020
FALL CONFERENCE WEEK 2020 -- A La Carte Workshop Rate Registration

Featured Members

Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions (MACC)
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Belmont, MA 02478
Phone: (617) 489 - 3930
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