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The 2017-2018 MEMBERSHIP CAMPAIGN is UNDERWAY!

RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP OR BECOME A NEW MEMBER Today!

Click here to view the Membership Form (Microsoft Word Document). The form can be printed and mailed, along with your check, to:

COLT

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


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Land Access Innovations training

Do you love protecting land for future generations? This February, you can learn how to utilize new tools and strategies to help new farmers get on the land! This day-long workshop is designed for land trusts, conservation professionals, Extension educators, and other USDA service providers, and will equip participants with practical ways to work with beginning farmers to increase their access to land while meeting common goals. 

The National Young Farmers Coalition's recent survey of young farmers found that the number one biggest barrier new farmers face is access to land. This is a challenge when we consider the age of our farming population and the fact that nearly 100 million acres of farmland are expected to change hands in the next decade. Consider attending this workshop on February 14, 2018 at the Franklin County Soil and Water Conservation District office conveniently located near downtown Columbus. 

This workshop is being offered by the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association in partnership with the National Young Farmers Coalition and Tecumseh Land Trust. For more information and to register, please visit this website. Questions? Please contact Kelly Henderson, Begin Farming Program Coordinator, kelly@oeffa.org, (614) 421-2022 

Let's help more beginning farmers find their love in the land!


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GET INVOLVED

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.


SEND US STORIES!

 Send us a story about a landowner that your land trust has assisted or someone you know that has a preserved farm. We are interested in stories about farm preservation easements as well as 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.

 -Send stories from your existing materials. Your story will be posted on the website under the land owner stories tab.


- Send us photos related to the story. 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.

Jenny Randolph, COLT Facebook and Website Manager

Jenny Randolph, COLT Facebook and Website Manager