Annual Gathering

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!


2019 OLTA Gathering

“A Place To Grow: Protection and Connection”

Thank you to all the supporters, speakers, volunteers and attendees for another successful Gathering.

2019 Gathering Schedule

Presentations from the 2019 Gathering:

Land Trust Board Members Roles and Responsibilities Demystified

Opening: Paradigm of Place

2A Ensuring Sound Transactions – Part 1, Part 2

2B CRA And Legal Issues That Matter For Land Trusts

3A Conservation Planning – Part 1, Part 2

3B Achieving Effective And Meaningful Engagement With Indigenous Communities

5A Tall Grass Awakening – Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6

5B Best Practice For Endowment Funds And Stewardship Funding Models

6A Tools for Climate Change Planning

6B Ecological Gifts Program ABCs And The S&Ps – Part 1, Part 2

EGP Submission Process

8A Conservation Easements Agreements

8B Youth Working In The Land Trust Community – S. Walmer Part 1, S.Walmer Part 2; S.Kelly; MC2 Environmental Consulting

9 Land Trusts Conservation Fund And The Canadian Land Trust Working Group – J. Thompson

10 Conservation In Our Challenging Times – Part 1, Part 2

2019 Supporters

Forests Ontario

2018 Gathering: Collaborating for Conservation - Strength in Diversity
2017 Gathering: Promoting Excellence in Conservation

Gathering Program

Presentations from 2017 Gathering:

2016 Gathering: Inspiring Conservation Leadership
2015 Gathering: Conservation Connections