Bowman Island Nature Reserve, Thunder Bay Field Naturalists. Photo credit: Mike Bryan
INTRODUCING ... OLTA CONNECT
Looking for a new, online way to connect with your colleagues, share information and keep up-to-date on the latest happenings from across the conservation community?
Announcing OLTA Connect! OLTA has just launched a new 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 to 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!
ONTARIO LAND TRUST ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (OLTAP) - UPDATE FOR 2013/14
Is your organization undertaking on-the-ground management actions this field season to benefit Species at Risk? If so, your project may be eligible for OLTAP support this year!
OLTA is thrilled to announce an important change to OLTAP in 2013/14. Thanks to additional funding from Environment Canada this year, OLTAP will be expanded to include reimbursement of costs incurred implementing direct management actions, identified in management plans, that benefit Species at Risk. Priorities and eligibility remain unchanged, but a new 'category' of project will be considered - direct management actions. Watch for more information and a call for proposals later in 2013. Should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the OLTA office.
Our sincere thanks to Environment Canada for its continued support of the land trust community's efforts to protect habitat for Species at Risk!
OLTA GATHERING - OCTOBER 9-11, 2013
Don't forget to mark your calendars!! This year's Gathering will be held on October 9 to 11, 2013 at Geneva Park near Orillia. Already, we are planning some exciting new features, including a special screening of the award-winning documentary, Chasing Ice
, on the evening of the 9th. Don't miss this unique opportunity to see this spectacular film! More details will be announced in the coming months as the organizing committee works to present the best conference yet!
JOIN THE OLTA GREEN FEAT TEAM!!
Run or walk for the land trust movement by joining the OLTA Green Feat Team at the 2013 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon and start your training. This year's race is taking place on Sunday, October 20th. Contact the OLTA office for more information and to learn how to join our team!
LAND TRUST EVENTS CALENDAR
Nature at the Gardens (Haliburton Highlands Land Trust)
July 6, 2013 starting at 4:00 pm
Fundraiser event at Abbey Gardens