In just six weeks Private Lands Partners Day 2018 will convene in Springfield, Missouri. The planning team and hosts, with the support of a diverse group of generous sponsors, have been working over the last year to bring this one-of-a-kind experience back to the middle of the country for the first time since 2015. Focusing on the themes of healthy partnerships, healthy land, and healthy communities as well as honoring the lessons of Aldo Leopold and his connection to the state, the agenda should have something for everyone working in conservation partnerships with private landowners. As in recent years, we are expecting attendees from around 30 different states to include about half landowners and half conservation partners. A number of Missouri dignitaries will be speaking and Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke and Acting Chief of USDA-NRCS Leonard Jordan have both been invited. Registration information can be found here and the registration deadline, September 17th, is fast approaching so please register today if you can join us in Springfield!