Conservation Changing Lives: Empowering You

“Judy’s coaching has transformed how I work. She empowered me to get out of my own head and into the hearts of donors with strategy, science, and empathy”

Emy RoyceCommunications Director
Bitter Root Land Trust

Areas of focus

  • Inclusive conservation, Ambassador Lands
  • Communications to inspire and connect
  • Community-based fundraising
  • Programs that change lives and inspire
  • Climate change
  • Executive coaching
  • Strategic planning

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Interested in climate change, conservation, and what you can do?

My twice-monthly e-News provides articles, commentary, and research with tips on communication, impact, and what land trusts and conservation groups are doing to slow down climate change.

Recent Climate Change & Conservation e-News stories


Community, woodlands, and climate change discussions

An all-volunteer land trust teams up

December 2019

 The all-volunteer land trust Eastern Connecticut Forest Landowners / Wolf Den Land Trust teamed up with several other organizations to host a discussion for woodland owners. Could your local land trust join together with others to help people understand the impacts of climate change? Notice how welcoming this invitation and event is:

"Are you a woodland owner? Get together with other woodland owners and natural resource professionals to discuss the future of Connecticut's forests..."


Why the best leaders make love the top priority

Matt Tenney | TEDxWestChester

January 2020

Conservationists like to say how we are in it for the long haul. Yet how many leaders do you know (board or staff, volunteers or consultants) who invest in people as part of the strategy for making change? Climate change is going to test our ability to withstand tremendous heartbreak and stress—and we will need leaders to step up and make a difference.

In this inspiring talk, author and social entrepreneur Matt Tenney cites compelling case studies and research to help you see why making love a higher priority than profit is not only a more noble and fulfilling way to lead, it's actually the surprising secret of the best leaders.

"Judy’s climate e-News provides land trusts help and hope in dealing with climate change."

Carol Abrahamzon, Executive Director
Mississippi Valley Conservancy

Community Conservation Spotlights

Are you looking for inspiration? Check out this community conservation series featuring land trusts from across the country, developed in partnership with the Land Trust Alliance.

Judy Anderson portrait

Community Consultants snapshot

Judy Anderson of Community Consultants has worked in the land trust sector for over 25 years. Judy currently assists nonprofit organizations on practical strategic conservation initiatives, incorporating local communities, climate change, governance, communications, and community-based fundraising strategies.

"Speed coaching [short-term coaching] with Judy was incredibly productive for our land trust. She guided us to adjust our approach to communications and begin reworking our materials, with great results."

Janet Milkman, Executive Director
Barnstable Land Trust