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Valley Conservation Council Seeks Executive Director

The Valley Conservation Council (VCC) is seeking an experienced, energetic Executive Director with a love for land conservation and a talent for working with people. Since 1990, VCC has helped protect tens of thousands of acres of farmlands, forests, wetlands, unique ecological features, and historic landscapes in Virginia’s famous Shenandoah Valley. VCC’s service area, which is situated between the Blue Ridge Parkway, Shenandoah National Park, the Allegheny Highlands, and the Jefferson and George Washington National Forests, offers spectacular outdoor recreation opportunities and a thriving cultural heritage.

The full job announcement is available at https://valleyconservation.org/apply/.  To apply: Send a cover letter, resumé, and three references to employment@valleyconservation.org. Applications will be accepted until August 16, 2019 or until position is filled.


Executive director job opening:

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Oeffa 2019 Farm tour and workshop Series

“Get back to the land this summer”

Click here to see the schedule of events—there is something for everyone!


Click here to download the form: Membership Form (Microsoft Word Document). The form can be printed and mailed, along with your check, to:


c/o Western Reserve Land Conservancy

3850 Chagrin River Road

Moreland Hills, OH44022

Please make checks payable to: COLT c/o Western Reserve Land Conservancy

To sign up for COLT via credit card, please contact:

Alison Berry | Database Manager, Western Reserve Land Conservancy
3850 Chagrin River Rd. | Moreland Hills, OH 44022
440.528.4163 (direct) | 440.528.4150

Strategic Plan: 2018-2022

"The Land Trust Alliance (LTA) is a thriving organization and getting stronger; we have set the course for our future in a new strategic plan to guide our next five years. The plan was adopted and rolled out in February. It was developed with input from the community; thanks to all who are participating in this process. The 2018-2022 plan focuses on four big conservation goals: advancing the relevance, rate, rigor and resilience of land conservation."

Check out the following resources to learn more:

Website: The Executive Summary and full plan can be found here.
Blog: Andrew Bowman and Michael Polemis both penned posts about the new strategic plan.
Full Plan: https://www.landtrustalliance.org/about/strategic-plan-2018-2022

For Land Trusts:

Land Trust Standards and Practices (Revised 2017)


To become an individual member of the Land Trust Alliance, click here.

If your land trust would like to become a member of the Land Trust Alliance, click here.

To search for LTA member land trusts operating in Ohio, click here. Become a member of your local land trust today!

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.