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State of the Lands 2016

Send us an email if you’d like a hard copy of the report; we are happy to mail one your way for free. The Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts is pleased to share our 2016 State of the Lands report, our annual celebration of the great work and collective impact of our member land trusts.  Continue Reading »

COLT’s Pro Bono Legal Service Program for Member Land Trusts

COLT’s pro bono legal service program provides no cost legal services to member land trusts for the purpose of creating and enforcing conservation easements and other property interests that achieve the goals of conserving natural, scenic, and open space values, as well as agriculture, forest and recreation resources throughout Oregon. These legal services could range  Continue Reading »

Nothing easy about conservation easements

By Mateusz Perkowski for Capital Press Published on August 18, 2016 | Original source article Rancher Roger Ediger has no problem giving up the ability to subdivide his nearly 2,700-acre property near Mount Vernon in Eastern Oregon. Development is the biggest threat to agriculture, wildlife and open space, Ediger believes, which is why he decided  Continue Reading »

Celebrating the State of the Lands

Members, friends, partners, and funders gather to celebrate the collective impact of Oregon’s land trust community On March 16th, 2016, at the Lucky Lab in NW Portland, the Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts celebrated the release of our 2015 State of the Lands report with about 70 friends, members, and supporters. The fun and festive  Continue Reading »

March 16th State of the Lands release party!

You are invited to a special reception! March 16th, 2016 – Portland Organized and sponsored by the Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts Please join leaders from Oregon’s land trust community to celebrate the release of our 2015 State of the Lands report. Learn more about conservation projects across Oregon, from the Blue Mountains to the Pacific  Continue Reading »

Oregon Conservation Law Forum

The Oregon Conservation Law Forums are educational programs for attorneys with land trusts, public agencies and law firms to learn, discuss and help shape land conservation law in Oregon. The three forums for 2017 are scheduled as follows: April 19th at the Wells Fargo Center in Portland See the final agenda August 16th at the PacWest Center in  Continue Reading »

Partnering to conserve Oregon’s water, natural lands, and habitat

The Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB) is a key partner in the conservation of Oregon’s natural resources. With the statewide passage of Measure 76 in 2010, a percentage of the state’s lottery revenues was permanently dedicated through OWEB to help Oregonians protect and restore healthy watersheds and natural habitats. To date, OWEB has awarded over  Continue Reading »

A Big Year for Oregon Lands

In 2015 COLT worked hard to secure two crucial conservation victories for Oregon land trusts: permanency for the enhanced conservation easement tax incentive, and the temporary renewal of the Land and Water Conservation Fund. These two national policy priorities for COLT provide landowners and land trusts the resources needed to conserve what makes Oregon so  Continue Reading »

President requests maximum conservation funding, boosting conservation in Oregon

President Obama’s proposed 2017 budget includes full funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund to advance projects from the Columbia Gorge to Wallowa County For immediate release – read or download pdf version Portland, Ore (February 10th, 2016) – President Obama released his proposed 2017 budget to congress yesterday, calling for millions of new  Continue Reading »