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A message from the Land Trust Alliance about the stagnated charitable package languishing in the Senate:

Release date November 6:  With only eight weeks remaining before Congress adjourns-and Congress will only be in Washington for four-there is limited time to act.  Ask your senators to urge their party’s leadership to include the charitable package in any year-end tax legislation.  We've been meeting with Senate offices and have been encouraged by their willingness to consider making some tax extenders permanent.  This puts us in a good position, but we need you to reinforce that special places are billing lost because the incentive has expired. 

To learn more about this issue and others facing the wide and wonderful world of land preservation, please visit:  http://www.landtrustalliance.org/policy/tax-matters/your-help-needed-to-secure-a-majority-of-support-in-the-house





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Link to the NBC 4 story on AOA’s Bartley Preserve in Pickaway County:


LTA's rally this year will be in Providence, Rhode Island! Register today! 


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Ohio land trusts can send an email to Midwest@lta.org to sign up for Ohio listserv (hosted by the Land Trust Alliance).

If you would like to submit a story or an event, email Jenny at washu767@aol.com. She will put it on the website for you!

The Coalition of Ohio Land Trusts (COLT) is a voluntary network of land trusts and other conservation organizations dedicated to advancing land conservation for public benefit in Ohio.

COLT strives to help Ohio's land trusts conserve more of the state's farmland, woodlands and natural areas by assisting each land trust in building organizational capacity and developing strategic conservation plans. Since its inception, COLT has worked to:

1. Enhance the technical knowledge of Ohio land trusts through training and peer-to-peer networking;

2. Increase land trusts' implementation of Land Trust Standards and Practices through land trust organizational assessments and;

3. Advance critical state and federal land conservation policy initiatives and legislation, such as property tax reform, and renewal of the Clean Ohio Fund, in partnership with other statewide groups such as Ohio League of Conservation Voters and Mainstream Green Coalition.