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Bowman Island Nature Reserve, Thunder Bay Field Naturalists. Photo credit: Mike Bryan
 
 

SAVE THE DATE! OLTA'S LAND TRUST GATHERING WILL BE OCTOBER 22-24, 2014
 
We will be returning to Geneva Park in Orillia, ON this fall, October 22 - 24, 2014 for our Annual Gathering. We hope you will join us to share knowledge and learn about new initiatives in the land trust community! 
 
 
OLTA WEBINARS ***NEW***

Accessible Communications, April 30, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET
Want to make sure that everyone in your community can learn about your good works through your communications? Did you know that you might be missing opportunities to engage people because your communications may be inaccessible people with disabilities?
 
Join OLTA and our expert presenter Constance Exley, CEO of Accessibility Ontario, for an informative and practical webinar on making your communications more accessible. Through this webinar you will:
  • Identify potential barriers to accessing information and communications by persons with disabilities and learn how to reduce, prevent, and/or eliminate them;
  • Learn general best practices and practical tips in areas related to web, print, presentations and signage;
  • Feel enabled and motivated to apply knowledge gained through this webinar to benefit your communications and your community.
Our Members and Associates are invited to attend FREE OF CHARGE thanks to support from the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario under the EnAbling Change Program. Non-member fee: $20. Please contact Kate to register by phone at 416-588-6582. or by email.
 
 
Webinar Archives
If you were not able to attend our previous webinars and would like to view any of the recorded sessions, please contact the OLTA office at 416-588-6582 or Kate by email.

Land Securement Series, presented by Robert Orland and Kate Potter, Orland Conservation

  • Land Securement on a Tight Budget
  • Creating a Land Securement Strategy
  • Municipal Partnership Models – Finding Focus
 
Ecogifts Series, presented by Dawn Laing, Environment Canada
  • Ecogifts 101 – The Basics of the EGP
  • Advanced Ecogifts – Beyond the Basics
 
Species at Risk Series
  • Introduction to Species at Risk - presented by Ken Tuininga, Environment Canada and Louise Ritchie, MNR
  • Assessing and Documenting SAR on your Properties - presented by Paul Heaven, Glenside Ecological Services
  • Managing and Monitoring SAR on your Properties - presented by Dan Kraus, Nature Conservancy of Canada (Ontario Region) 
OLTA Members: $15/webinar or $25 for two, and $35 for three.
Non-Members: $25/webinar or $40 for two, and $55 for three.
OLTA is pleased to extend member pricing to members of any land trust alliance in Canada.
 
 
 
OLTA CONNECT  
 
Looking for an online way to connect with your colleagues, share information and keep up-to-date on the latest happenings from across the conservation community?   
 
OLTA Connect is an online forum that functions as a listserv and chat board. It is comprised of an 'open' forum for anyone interested in land trust or conservation issues and 'closed' forums for executive directors and board members to discuss issues specific them.
 
Joining OLTA Connect is quick and easy!  Click here to visit the OLTA Connect home page, then click "create an account." (Please, no spaces in your username).  Watch for your confirmation email (check your junk folder). Once registered, you can simply join "Open Connect" and request an invite for a closed forum if appropriate.  If you have any questions, contact Phyllis.
 
Join OLTA Connect today and be part of the conversation! The more people who join, the better it will be!
 

LAND TRUST EVENTS CALENDAR  
 
For a list of events, check out our Land Trust events calendar.