News & Events

February 7, 2019

Join us February 19th & 26th as we learn from you how you use and implement the updated Canadian Land Trust Standards and Practices.

These two Standards and Practices workshops will cover an overview of S&P changes and a focus on specific Standards identified as a priority during our recent survey. These include: Ensuring Sound Transactions; Conservation Easement Defense and Endowments. Presenters are experts from ECCC, NCC and the land trust community. Attendees will be encouraged to share their experiences and resources.

February 19th at the Orillia Library

  • Importance of S&Ps for land trusts specifically for Ecogifts
  • Standard 11 Conservation Agreement Stewardship and Considerations for CEA defense
  • Ensuring Sound Transactions for Fee simple transactions

February 26th at the Arboretum in Guelph

  • Standard 12 Land Stewardship
  • Susan Walmer – Standard 11 & 12 Funding Land Stewardship and Endowments
  • Standard 9 Ensuring Sound Transactions for Fee simple transactions

There is no charge to attend these workshops but you must register to attend. Contact admin@olta.ca to register. Space is limited so register today!

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February 4, 2019

Land conservation plays an essential role in the protection and recovery of species at risk in Ontario. Join us on February 14, at rare Charitable Research Reserve in Cambridge for our Species at Risk Workshop. Monitoring, management and outreach programs are an important way to ensure conservation lands continue to protect species at risk and engage the community in species at risk recovery. This workshop includes a series of presentations on native bumblebee and Monarch monitoring and outreach, planning prescribed burns, and other programs you can implement on your conservation lands. Speaker organizations include conservation groups and fellow land trusts.  Click here to view a draft agenda.

This Workshop is $55 each for OLTA members and $95 for non-members. To register for the event, please contact Morgan Roblin (morgan.roblin@olta.ca).

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September 26, 2018

Join us at the OLTA Land Trust Gathering on October 18 & 19 in Alliston, ON. The OLTA Land Trust Gathering is the annual training, skills development and networking conference bringing together land trust, conservation professionals and those in the broader environmental industry and the charitable sector from across Ontario. Conference participants benefit from workshops and plenary sessions. There is also plenty of time for informal networking and celebrating accomplishments with your colleagues! Find out more, including how to register.

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September 5, 2018

The Bobolink birds which are considered Threatened in Ontario are preparing for their long migration to Pampas grasslands in South America. They started this journey on the Couchiching Conservancy properties! The land trust produced a booklet to assist farmers in managing their hay and pastures for grassland birds which you can read here.

 


August 10, 2018

Haliburton Highland Land Trust raised funds through their first annual Rock Our World event with a jazz band, silent and live auction and a buffet table of delectable appetizers. Thanks to their sponsors for an incredible event to raise funds for more land conservation in the region.

 


July 18, 2018

In an outstanding achievement, the Bruce Trail Conservancy and Parks Canada have acquired the Driftwood Cove Property contributing to the overall size of the Bruce Peninsula National Park bringing it to 90% completion. The 3,272-acre parcel that will represent 9% of the National Park’s land and 22% of its shoreline. Read More online…

 



February 27, 2018

The Ontario Land Trust Alliance (OLTA) was impressed with the 2018 budget announcement, which affirms Canada’s commitment to the international goal of protecting 17 per cent of its land and fresh water by 2020.

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