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 »

Willamette River Gets B- On New Report Card

By Rachael McDonald • Jun 24, 2016 – original source article The Willamette River got a B-minus on its first report card. The grade reflects the overall health of the river. KLCC’s Rachael McDonald checked in with Joe Moll with the McKenzie River Trust which works to improve river habitat in the Eugene Springfield area.  Continue Reading »

Editorial: Protecting the waterways

From The Register Guard: April 4, 2016 The McKenzie River Trust has added another 122 acres to the more than 2,000 acres it already holds in trust for Oregonians. This time, the trust had its eye on a piece of land just across the McKenzie River from another recent acquisition, 156 acres of riverfront land  Continue Reading »

McKenzie River Trust completes purchase of river properties that include Finn Rock Boat Landing

By Francesca Fontana, The Register-Guard. March 31, 2016 FINN ROCK — What does a nonprofit group do for an encore after buying 156 acres of choice riverfront land along the McKenzie River in December? For the McKenzie River Trust, the answer is to purchase another 122 acres of land on the opposite side of the river. The trust  Continue Reading »

Reconnecting Rivers, Restoring Life

Green Island and the Willamette Confluence McKenzie River Trust and The Nature Conservancy Eugene, Oregon Green Island McKenzie River Trust Coburg, Oregon Seven out of ten Oregonians live within 20 miles of the banks of the Willamette River. The McKenzie River Trust (MRT) understands the importance of the river to Oregonians, and decided to undertake  Continue Reading »

‘Beers Made By Walking’ brewed in step with nature | The Register-Guard | Eugene, Oregon

Hikes organized by Beers Made By Walking inspire Eugene-area brewers to consider the ingredients that grow all around them. By Aaron Brussat For The Register-Guard AUG. 26, 2015 Most beers are time capsules. Brewers can count the historical stepping stones — agricultural, technological, political — that have influenced the flavor and popularity of existing beer  Continue Reading »

Editorial: And now to celebrate a small species victory

March 02, 2015 9:15 am – Read the original editorial from The Corvallis Gazette-Times Rep. Peter DeFazio, who has represented Oregon’s Fourth District since 1987, was back home recently to take care of some serious business and to bring us up to date on what he’s been up to in Washington, D.C. But amid all  Continue Reading »

Great land trust meeting with Sen. Ron Wyden

On Thursday, October 16th, 2014, 23 people from Oregon’s land trust community representing 12 different organizations, along with key business leaders in Oregon, met with our state’s senior Senator, Ron Wyden. The Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts had requested the meeting with the Senator to thank him for all his efforts to support conservation in  Continue Reading »

Oregon Chub first fish taken off of the Endangered Species list, thanks to work by the McKenzie River Trust

The Associated Press – Tiny Oregon backwater minnow is 1st fish taken off endangered list – February 04, 2014 – Eugene, OR A tiny minnow that lives only in Oregon backwaters is the first fish ever taken off U.S. Endangered Species Act protection because it is no longer threatened with extinction. The U.S. Fish and  Continue Reading »