2016 OLTA Gathering
“Inspiring Conservation Leadership”
Wednesday, October 19 – Friday, October 21, 2016
YMCA Geneva Park Conference Centre, Orillia ON
Thanks to everyone for making this year’s Gathering a success!
Challenges of Land Stewardship
|Setting Land Securement Priorities||
|Building Member Engagement||
Surf & Turf
D. Kraus (3MB)
|Conserving SAR||Cross-border Conservation Training Program (4MB)||Fundraising Campaigns|
|Natural Heritage DB||
Conservation Areas Planning
Blitzing The Moraine (6MB)
D. Murray (3MB)
|CEA Best Practices Manual|
Thank you to our 2016 Supporters!
SUPPORTERS – Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry and MEC
BEVERAGE – Wellington Brewery
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.