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Licking Land Trust, based in Granville, OH, is seeking accreditation
through the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, and they need comments from people who have worked with them and from peers in the conservation field! Go to http://www.lickinglandtrust.org/publiccomment/ to find out how to comment. Thanks!!



 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 in April:




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




Appalachia Ohio Alliance’s Annual Trillium Festival

Click here for information.



Environmental Advocacy Day

TIME:                     9:00 A.M.-4:00 PM

SPONSOR:           Ohio Environmental Council

LOCATION:         Athletic Club of Columbus, 136 E. Broad Street, Columbus, OH

DETAILS:              Workshops focused on learning and sharpening advocacy skills and updates on current key environmental policy issues in Ohio.  Meetings with legislators, Statehouse tours, and opportunities to attend Committee hearings. Light breakfast & lunch.

INFORMATION & REGISTRATION:  Registration fee; reduced student rate available.  Program details and registration - http://www.theoec.org/events/environmental-advocacy-day

Next Generation Conservation Attorneys Webinar


May 5 at 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. ET on pipes, roads and power lines: dealing with the powers that be! Join an experienced panel of attorneys and conservationists from NY, NJ, NH, MA, VA and CO for a practical 'how to' session.

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


Sunday, May 10 – Fun Day on the Farm with YSKP

3 – 6 PM, Whitehall Farm, 4627 US 68 North

Food, games, and fun for the whole family with the Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse



Next Generation Conservation Attorneys Webinar


May 19 at 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. ET on how to deal with fee and CE trespass with attorney Keith Ainsworth (CT) and executive director Tim Seifert (WA).

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


Sunday, June 7 – Tecumseh Land Trust Annual Meeting

830 Xenia Ave., Yellow Springs

Free and open to the Public – fun for the family!

Business Meeting at 2

Refreshments, activities and walk at 3




Fifth Symposium on Advanced Legal Topics in Land Conservation: Up to 11 CLE credits available

The Fifth Symposium convenes June 11-12, 2015, in Indianapolis. Come experience terrific outdoor activities and meet the local land trusts doing amazing work.

Agenda: http://www.landtrustalliance.org/training/2015-symposium-agenda


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


The Conservation Defense Network free CLE meeting is from 1:00 to 5:15 p.m. ET on October 7, the day before the pre-Rally seminars.

Mark your calendar for Rally 2015 running from October 7-10 in Sacramento, California. 


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 »


Check out the Land Trust Alliance's 2015 webinar training schedule: 

With a click of a mouse, you can have access to the best minds in the field of conservation, governance,and organizational management without the hassle and expense of travel. Consider gathering your land trust's team to participate in webinars on priority topics for you. For dates, topics, and registration information: https://www.landtrustalliance.org/training/webinars-workshops




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.