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 »

Donors lining up to fund Rogue preserve

SOLC hopes to raise $3.5 million by Dec. 31 By Mark Freeman – original source article Published July 12, 2016 EAGLE POINT — The group looking to buy and preserve a 352-acre ranch along the upper Rogue River made a leap forward recently with a $250,000 private donation, putting the fundraising more than halfway toward  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 »

Conservancy hopes to turn 352-acre ranch along Rogue River into a preserve

Southern Oregon Land Conservancy looks for grants to buy 352-acre property to conserve its unblemished habitats By Mark Freeman of the Mail Tribune Posted Mar. 29, 2015 at 12:01 AM EAGLE POINT — Alicia MacArthur was in her early 20s when her father, Pulitzer Prize-winning publisher Robert Ruhl of the Medford Mail Tribune, bought a large  Continue Reading »

Cut-and-Paste Conservation: Computer scientist Larry Tesler donates 43 acres in Illinois Valley

By Mark Freeman, Mail Tribune Posted Nov. 29, 2014 at 12:01 AM TAKILMA — The man who created the “cut-and-paste” writing feature for computers has cut a piece of the Illinois River Basin out of development forever. Larry Tesler, a one-time Takilma resident who first tinkered with the oft-used computer-editing function while at Stanford in the  Continue Reading »

Southern Oregon land trust turns to insects to control invasive species

By The Associated Press on May 09, 2014 at 5:22 PM, updated May 09, 2014 at 5:24 PM SPRAGUE RIVER — “Here’s one!” shouted Steve Sheehy, pointing to the ground near a barbed wire fence in the Sprague River Valley. “The questions is, ‘How many flies have emerged?’ ” Victoria Tenbrink called back. Tenbrink, the  Continue Reading »