North Coast Land Conservancy, landowner sign deal for Boneyard Ridge

Key Tillamook Head parcel headed for preservation. (c) R.J. Marx/The Daily Astorian Published on March 17, 2016  A critical 360-acre land parcel on Tillamook Head will be transferred from timber property to conservation corridor. The North Coast Land Conservancy and GreenWood Resources signed a sales agreement Monday for Boneyard Ridge on Tillamook Head for $1.3 million.  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 »

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 »

December 2015 newsletter – big win for land trusts!

Today, Congress passed landmark conservation legislation by making permanent the enhanced tax incentive for conservation easements. This legislation benefits landowners like Trey, Tammie and young Cormac Hagen, who protected their land by donating a conservation easement donated to the McKenzie River Trust. COALITION OF OREGON LAND TRUSTS 2015 Year-end Newsletter NEWS AND MORE FROM THE OREGON LAND  Continue Reading »

Congress makes permanent strong incentive for conservation easements

Friday December 18, 2015 In a strong bipartisan action, the Senate voted 65-33 today to pass the omnibus spending bill that will make the tax incentive for conservation easement donations permanent. This follows yesterday’s 318-109 vote in the House. This legislation has been a federal priority for the Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts, and it  Continue Reading »

Congress gives the Land and Water Conservation Fund three more years

Omnibus spending bill includes temporary reauthorization, funding boost for 2016 Portland, Ore (December 16, 2015) – After weeks of negotiations, the House and Senate finally agreed to a deal to reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) for three more years. LWCF is America’s most important conservation and recreation fund, originally passed by Congress  Continue Reading »

Senator Wyden supports permanent tax incentive for conservation

COLT joins with the Oregon Food Bank and the Nonprofit Association of Oregon to push for permanency to benefit farmers, landowners, and retirees. December 14, 2015 (Oregon Food Bank, Portland, Ore) – Leaders from the Oregon Food Bank, the Nonprofit Association of Oregon, and the Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts joined Senator Wyden today to highlight the importance  Continue Reading »

Joint op-ed: At-risk tax incentives are important to Oregon charities, nonprofits

Op-ed originally published on December 10th, 2015 in The Oregonian By Susannah Morgan (CEO of Oregon Food Bank), Jim White (Executive Director of the Nonprofit Association of Oregon), Jeff Clarke (CEO of Philanthropy Northwest), and Kelley Beamer (Executive Director of the Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts) As with many states, Oregon has a long, proud tradition  Continue Reading »

United for Salmon: Preserving the Pacific Northwest | National Geographic (blogs)

The Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic (LEX-NG) Fund aims to protect the last wild places in the ocean while facilitating conservation, research, education, and community development programs… Source: United for Salmon: Preserving the Pacific Northwest | National Geographic (blogs)

10,000 acres of Lower Deschutes now in wildlife area

  October 2015 – It’s official: There are now 10,000 more acres to hunt and view wildlife at the Lower Deschutes Wildlife Area. Hunt for deer, elk, pheasant, quail, chukar and huns and view sheep, eagles, passerines, Lewis’ woodpecker, and Sagebrush lizard. Or take a hike from trails out of Oak Canyon, Beavertail, and Ferry  Continue Reading »