Aug 29th – weekly land trust news



This beautiful photo was captured by Columbia Land Trust summer stewardship assistant, Hannah Carlos. Their Facebook post quotes Albert Einstein:
“The important thing is to not stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existence

COLT’s weekly land trust news

Monday August 29th, 2016

Greetings land trusters!

It’s hard to believe August is already coming to a close and that our weather here in Portland will soon turn to cooler temperatures signaling the return of Fall.

This past week brought the National Park Service’s centennial anniversary. Let’s continue the joyous celebrations. We trust you’ll agree that every day is a perfect day to celebrate our public lands!

As a reminder, the deadline to submit pre-proposals for the 5th year of the Oregon Advancing Conservation Excellence (ACE) grant program is quickly approaching on Friday, September 9th. Catherine Waterston with Land Trust Alliance ( can be of assistance if you have questions or are looking for more information.

Finally, we now have an invite for COLT and Deschutes Land Trust’s casual reception at the Deschutes Brewery on Wednesday September 14th from 5:30-7:30pm. If you are in area, we’d love to see you. Or if your land trust has members or supporters in Central Oregon, please feel free to send the invite along. Deschutes Brewery is kindly donating both the space and beer for the event.

This week, Mike will be sending out the agenda for COLT’s board meeting on the 15th and 16th of September at Camp Sherman. If you haven’t already, please let him know if you’ll be coming.

We hope this finds you well and thriving, and please always feel free to be in touch with any questions or concerns.


Join the Deschutes Land Trust, COLT members, and land trust friends and supporters for an evening reception in Bend on September 14th from 5:30-7:30pm, in conjunction with our upcoming board meeting September 15th and 16th in Camp Sherman. Let Mike know if you are coming.

Upcoming grants, deadlines, and events  


Woody Wolfe discusses the value of conservation easements on working lands with a group of elected officials, partners, Wallowa Land Trust and COLT on his Wallowa County ranch. See the article on the tour in the La Grande Observer.
Photo by Leon Werdinger

Oregon Land Trust News

Before and after bird’s eye views of Whychus Creek following the launch of Deschutes Land Trust’s restoration efforts  |  Photo credit: Land Trust, Jay Mather

Whychus Creek Restoration Video


Central Oregon Daily’s Brian Jennings reports in a new video about Whychus Canyon restoration efforts.

Conservation job opportunities

See our website for the latest


Over 1,000 people, including staff from The Conservation Fund, gathered at the National Mall to commemorate the National Park Service centennial with a human NPS arrowhead formation  |  Photo from National Mall and Memorial Parks

Upcoming webinars and conferences

Other conservation news and information

More Videos


Follow rangers on a journey to places most people never go in this stunning 360° video by Google, “The Hidden Worlds of the National Parks.”

NASA astronaut Jeff Williams celebrates the National Park Service Centennial from space  |  Video from NASA Johnson YouTube channel


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