2016 OLTA Gathering
“Inspiring Conservation Leadership”
Wednesday, October 19 – Friday, October 21, 2016
YMCA Geneva Park Conference Centre, Orillia ON
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN. EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION ENDS ON SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
OLTA is excited to be hosting the 2016 Ontario Land Trust Gathering! We are pleased to announce that we will be returning to the beautiful shores of Lake Couchiching for the festivities. Come join us for an opportunity to network with others working to conserve our incredible natural landscapes. The Gathering will give you the opportunity to take back skills and knowledge to your own community!
Check out the Schedule At A Glance to see our program line up. Back after a short hiatus is the Field Trip to Prairie Smoke Nature Reserve – what a fantastic outdoor classroom!
|Schedule At A Glance||Conference Session Overview||Speaker Bios|
Gathering Information From Last Year
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
|Ecological Gifts Program – The Ontario Perspective||Building Member Engagement in Land Trusts|
Thursday, October 22, 2015
|Conservation Agreement Panel||Deal Doctor -Creative Case Studies – Land Securement on a Tight Budget||Ten Good Ideas About Grant Writing|
|The Impact of Conservation Agreements on Property Tax Burdens||How can SAR benefit you||Succeeding at Succession|
|Benefits and Challenges of Trails||Make American Landowners’ Estate Planning a Boon for Your Land Trust||Making Citizen Science Work for Land Management|
Friday, October 23, 2015
Thank you to our 2015 Sponsors!
Lieutenant Governor of Ontario to address the OLTA Gathering
The Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, addressed the land trust community at the Ontario Land Trust Alliance’s annual Gathering Conference October 21 at 9 am at the Geneva Park Conference Centre.
Keynote Address – A Shared Responsibility, A Shared Response
Our keynote speaker was Larry McDermott, Executive Director of Plenty Canada, an indigenous non-profit organization devoted to environmental protection, sustainable development and healthy communities. Larry reviewed the opportunities for achieving land trust goals through the inclusion of Indigenous traditional knowledge and Canadian reconciliation through shared activities on the land we love.