ODA (The Ohio Department of Agriculture) announced the 2014 round of funding for the LAEPP (Local Agricultural Easement Purchase Program). Click here for the funding summary. Click here: http://www.agri.ohio.gov/public_docs/news/2013/12%2009%2013%20LAEPP%20Funding%20Round%20Annoucement.pdf for the ODA news release.
The 14th annual Ohio Farmland Preservation Summit is coming up! Click here for the agenda and the registration form.
Buckeye Trail Fest
Sponsored by Buckeye Trail Association
Camp Akita--Logan, Ohio
April 24-27th, 2014
For info: buckeyetrailfest.org
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April 8-10, 2014
Midwest Land Conservation Conference
Strategic Partnerships: Collaborating to Protect Land & Freshwater Resources
Haworth Conference Center
Ohio land trusts can send an email to Midwest@lta.org to sign up for Ohio listserv (hosted by the Land Trust Alliance).
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.