Restoration to begin on Whychus Creek

Deschutes Land Trust and others to begin project to restore floodplain along 6 miles of the creek By Ted Shorack / The Bulletin / @tjshorack – original source article Published Jun 14, 2016 at 12:01AM Another restoration project along Whychus Creek near Sisters is scheduled to begin this summer to rehabilitate a historic floodplain and  Continue Reading »

Potential lava field sale worries neighbors near Newberry monument

Arnold Irrigation District has an offer from rock quarry owner By Hayley Sanchez / The Bulletin – original source article Published Jun 15, 2016 at 12:05AM / Updated Jun 16, 2016 at 05:45PM The Arnold Irrigation District is interested in selling a lava field in Deschutes River Woods, worrying neighbors about who might buy it.  Continue Reading »

Two Pacific Northwest community forests among highest ranked Community Forest Program grant awardees

News Release — For Immediate Release June 15, 2016 Contacts: Hannah Clark, Washington Association of Land Trusts (206) 294-1696 Jay McLaughlin, Mt. Adams Resource Stewards (509) 364-4110 Mike Running, Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts (503) 719-4732 Portland, OR — Today, three northwest non-profit coalitions applauded the U.S. Forest Service’s announcement of grant  Continue Reading »

Columbia Land Trust project benefits sandhill cranes

Crops, berms aim to make Vancouver parcel inviting By Dameon Pesanti for The Columbian Published June 9, 2016 |  Original source article Noshing local cuisine is one of the pleasures of travel, and soon hungry migrating sandhill cranes will have another menu item to choose from during their stopovers in the Vancouver area. Starting this  Continue Reading »

Neskowin landowner, with help from North Coast Land Conservancy, creates 36-acre preserve in southern Tillamook County

From Tillamook County Pioneer – original source article The following is a press release from the North Coast Land Conservancy: NESKOWIN, Ore. – On June 7, the North Coast Land Conservancy received a donation of 36 acres of forestland just east of Neskowin. The property includes land on both banks of Butte Creek, a salmon-bearing  Continue Reading »

Private Landowner Attitudes and Interest in Conservation Easements

Whychus Creek Watershed, Deschutes County, Oregon Ashley Vizek – June 2016 Ashley Vizek is a M.S. student in Dr. Max Nielsen-Pincus’ lab in the Department of Environmental Science and Management at Portland State University. Her Master’s thesis research focuses on landowners’ perceptions of conservation easements (CEs) to better understand how CEs can be further utilized in  Continue Reading »

Wild Rivers Land Trust and Nonprofit Lender Craft3 Announce Deal to Conserve Critical At-Risk Ecosystem for Outdoor Recreation and Habitat Conservation

PRESS RELEASE MAY 23, 2016 CONTACTS: Wild Rivers Land Trust – Jerry Becker, (541) 366-1151, Craft3 – Jennifer Janda, (888) 231-2170 x 205, Acquisition of 160-acre “Purple Mountain” tract made possible with capital from Meyer Memorial Trust PORT ORFORD – Today, community-based Wild Rivers Land Trust and nonprofit lender Craft3 closed on a  Continue Reading »

Rogue River Preserve gets a boost

The Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board signed off on a $1.3 million grant for a proposed reserve along the Rogue By Mark Freeman  – original source article Posted Apr. 27, 2016 at 4:16 PM EAGLE POINT — Plans to buy and preserve a 352-acre ranch along the upper Rogue River leaped closer to reality this week  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 »