The Stephen J. Small Conservation Collection

Steve had accumulated a wonderful environmental book collection over the years, and in 2015 and 2016 he donated his book collection – now known as The Stephen J. Small Conservation Collection — to Texas Tech University, to be part of The Sowell Family Collection in Literature, Community and the Natural World.  Steve was honored at the annual Sowell Conference, in April, 2017, and delivered these remarks about his career and his book collection.

Click here for remarks


Steve Small’s 2015 National Rally of the Land Trust Alliance Recognition Award and Speech

In late 2015, at the national Rally of the Land Trust Alliance, Steve received a very important award as recognition for his work in the field.  The first link below is a “testimonial” video that was shown when the award was announced.  The second link is to Steve’s speech.  We hope you enjoy these.

Click here for the Testimonial

Click here for the Speech


March 24, 2018, Saturday – Steve will be attending the 28th annual Mass Land Conservation Conference on Saturday, March 24, 2018, and doing a workshop on “Tips for Getting it Right AND Staying Out of Trouble with the IRS, And More.” The Conference is at Worcester Technical High School, One Skyline Drive, Worcester, MA   For more information go to


October 11-13, 2018 – Steve will be attending the national Land Trust Alliance Rally, held in Pittsburg, PA.  Steve has submitted proposals to do a seminar and workshop at Rally, although the schedule is not definite at this point.  For more information, go to