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Save the Date: Colt annual meeting, Thursday, Nov. 12th 2015, blacklick Golf course



 Send us a story about a landowner whom your land trust has assisted. Most of the stories already on COLT’s website are about farmland preservation easements and we continue to welcome these. However, we are also interested in non-farm easement stories. All of these stories help COLT as we continuously need to show the beneficial impact of the memberships’ work in order to successfully advocate for public funding programs.

There is not any required format for submitting your stories—please feel free to send stories from your existing materials. Your story will be posted on the website under the land owner stories tab: http://www.ohiolandtrusts.org/alexander-family-glen-helen/  

- Send us photos related to the story or photos of other properties that you have conserved. If a photo should be credited to someone please provide that information.

- Send us on-going information about events to post as content on our facebook page. These can be about your own events, e.g. information about your annual fundraiser, or a link to media content about a recently closed easement, or links to land conservation-related events offered by you or others in your part of the state. 

Please send your stories or event info to Jenny at washu767@aol.com.


There are some great LTA Webinars coming up:




For a list of appalachia of ohio events, click here.


Sunday, July 12 – 25/25 Opening at the Winds Café

Landscape Paintings to celebrate 25 years and the preservation of 25,000 acres

215 Xenia Ave., Yellow Springs

4 – 6 PM

August 3, Seatings 5:30 - 8 – Local Foods Dinner

The Winds Café

September 18, 6 – 10:30 PM – Harvest Auction

Hollenbeck Bayley Center, 275 S. Limestone, Springfield, OH

A great night out on the town!

September 19 – October 11 – Sunflower Art Show

Yellow Springs arts Council, 111 Corry Street

Opening Reception September 27, 1 – 4



Rally 2015 in Sacramento--October 8th-10th, hosted by the Land Trust Alliance

Register today!

Rally is packed with diverse topics, colleagues and friends to learn and share with, and the resources you need to take your conservation skills further.

For more information and to register:



Conservation Defense Network Webinar


November 10 at 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. ET on finding land divisions in time with associate director Kelly Pohl (MT) and attorney and executive director Carl Silverstein (NC).

Use this conference number and URL: 1-888-450-5996, passcode: 933095# Use this link »


Next Generation Conservation Attorneys Webinar


November 17 at 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. ET on tradeoffs and considerations on definitions in conservation easements with attorneys Pat Pregmon (PA) and Andy Dana (MT).

Use this conference number and URL: 1-888-450-5996, Participant Code: 933095#  Use this link »





Click here to sign up.


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


 Click to find a land trust:  INTERACTIVE Ohio Land Trusts
Service Area map links to Land Trust Alliance Website


Become a member of the Coalition of Ohio Land Trusts and get discounts on trainings as well as policy and program updates! Click on this link.


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.