Annual Gathering

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!

Gathering 2016 Registration Form

Schedule At A Glance Conference Session Overview Speaker Bios

Gathering FAQs
Invitation to support


Gathering Information From Last Year

Schedule At a Glance                     Gathering Program

Presentation Material

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

Linking People to a Landform – The Lake Iroquois Plain (5.5MB) Managed Forest Conservation Easement Agreements

The Greenway (6.5 MB)
 Funding Stewardship Farmland Securement in Ontario

Reserve Funds – Budgeting for the Future
Educational Programming – Possibilities on Your Lands Investing and Managing Your Land Trust Funds Monthly Giving – The Key to Financial Stability

 

Thank you to our 2015 Sponsors!

Pioneers

TD Friends of the Environment

Partners

Government of Ontario logo

Forests Ontario

Friends

OHT logoConservation Ontario

Lieutenant Governor of Ontario to address the OLTA Gathering

Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

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

Larry McDermottOur 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.