Aug 15, 2016 – weekly land trust news



The North Coast Land Conservancy recently finalized the acquisition of Boneyard Ridge on Tillamook Head.

COLT’s weekly land trust news

August 15th, 2016

Good afternoon and Happy Monday everyone,

It feels good to be back and sharing Monday news again! Thank you for your flexibility while Mike and I were both out of town. We have a lot of interesting items to catch up on:

OWEB’s 2016 land acquisition grant cycle is now open. Applications are due October 18th, and must be submitted through OWEB’s online database. Applicants are required to complete a pre-application consultation. Land acquisition guidance, forms, templates and information about the pre-application consultation are available at:

Based upon the recent spending plan decisions made by OWEB, the agency has approximately $4.16 million left for acquisition grants for their October deadline. The board will make their decisions at the April 2017 meeting.

In addition, the Land Trust Alliance (LTA) is gearing up for the 5th year of the Oregon Advancing Conservation Excellence (ACE) grant program. Below are links to an outline of the grant opportunities available as well as a program timeline:

Catherine Waterston with LTA can be of assistance if you have questions or are looking for more information about the ACE grant program. She may be reached at

Please feel free to contact Mike or I if you have any questions/concerns, and we wish you all the best for an enjoyable week!

Warm regards,

Upcoming grants, deadlines, and events  


Stars over Central Oregon

Last week, we enjoyed the annual treat of the Perseids meteor shower.
This timelapse of the Milky Way and city of Sisters is courtesy of Kris Kristovich via Deschutes Land Trust’s Facebook page.

Oregon Land Trust News


Trailbuilding at Punchbowl Falls Nature Park, Hood River County’s newest low impact park, begins this week. Western Rivers Conservancy began purchasing parcels in 2006 to assemble what is now Punchbowl Falls Nature Park.

Conservation job opportunities

See our website for the latest

Upcoming webinars and conferences


This photo of a hungry caterpillar at the Kilchis Preserve is courtesy of The Nature Conservancy. Any guess as to what kind of butterfly this little one will morph into?

Other conservation news and information


The Southern Oregon Land Conservancy recently released a lovely video to support their Heart of the Rogue campaign, working to conserve the 352-acre Rogue River Preserve. In the video, a variety of voices and community members share why this property is so important to the region.