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COLT Annual Meeting 2019

Save the Date for the Annual Meeting of Ohio’s Land Trust Community: March 29th and 30th

Meeting location: Newark Double Tree Motel in Newark, Ohio.

Talk with colleagues from around the state about:

·        NRCS programs in the new farm bill

·        Ohio land trust priorities in the new Ohio administration

·        Stewardship and monitoring tools and practices

·        Board building techniques

·        Legal issues in conservation easements

To Register Online, Click Here.



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:

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


REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (Feb. 27, 2019) – The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) is announcing the rest of a series of informal meet and greet events across Ohio with Director Dorothy Pelanda. The meetings will present the opportunity for Director Pelanda to introduce herself, share information regarding her background and listen to thoughts and ideas from members of Ohio’s food and agriculture industry.

 The meet and greets will be hosted in conjunction with local soil and water conservation districts. The events are open to the public and members of the media are welcome to attend on the following dates:

March 22

10:00 a.m. – Robert Fulton Ag Center, 8770 State Route 108, Wauseon, OH 43567

12:30 p.m. – Wood County Fairgrounds, 13800 W. Poe Rd., Bowling Green, OH 43402

2:30 p.m. – Department of Job and Family Services, 2511 Countryside Dr., Fremont, OH 43420


March 25

10:00 a.m. – Claridon Woodlands, 11383 Claridon Troy Road, Chardon, OH 44024

12:00 p.m. – Portage SWCD Garden Meeting Room, 6970 State Route 88, Ravenna, OH 44266


March 29

10:00 a.m. – Ag Credit Building, Upper Level Conference Room, 5362 US HWY 42, Mt. Gilead, OH 43338

1:00 p.m. – Trenton Township Hall, 15495 Hartford Rd., Sunbury, OH 43074


April 1

9:00 a.m. – Rolling Plains United Methodist Church, 3350 Moxahala Park Road, Zanesville, OH 43071

11:30 a.m. – Ohio National Guard Armory, 241 S. Front St., Marietta, OH 45750

3:30 p.m. – Fairfield Ag Center, 831 College Ave., Lancaster, OH 43130


April 5

10:00 a.m. – Ohio Valley Mall, Community Room, 67800 Mall Ring Rd., St. Clairsville, OH 43950

1:00 p.m. – Cassell Station Volunteer Fire Dept., 4500 Peters Creek Rd., Cambridge, OH 43725


April 8

10:00 a.m. – Brown County Fairgrounds Administration Building, 325 W. State St., Georgetown, OH 45121

2:00 p.m. – Butler SWCD, 1802 Princeton Rd., Hamilton, OH 45011


April 12

12:30 p.m. – Defiance SWCD Office, Suite C, 06879 Evansport Rd., Defiance, OH 43512

3:00 pm. – Perry Township Administrative Building, 2408 E. Breese Road, Lima, Ohio 45806


Those with questions can contact the ODA Office of Communications at 614-752-9817.

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.