February 20, 2017: Revised S&P’s, the Elliott, free stuff from TNC, and more


COLT’s weekly land trust news

Monday February 20, 2017

A Great Blue Heron helping to keep the invasive bullfrog population in check. A super shot by Jim Anderson, shared on Deschutes Land Trust’s Facebook page this week.

Hi everyone,

A few things first off:

The Nature Conservancy of Oregon has a map case and a wood drafting table they would like to donate to a worthy land trust. Only caveat is that the land trust would need to figure out how to get it out of TNC’s building in Portland and to their location. Here are the specs, along with some photos just below. Let Martha Thompson know if you are interested.

  • Steel map case, Plan Hold Master File 2
  • Wood drafting table, beautiful condition
    • 57″ wide x 31.5″ deep x 35″ high (front) – 38.5″ high (back)

Also, the Land Trust Alliance recently made public their revised Standards and Practices (S&Ps). Many hours and public comment went into updating these foundational documents, and it is great to have them revised to reflect the ongoing evolution, professionalization and challenges of land trusts.

Next, the annual 2017 Conservation in the West Poll was recently released, with some interesting data pertaining to Rocky Mountain states, but relevant to Oregon as well. The Land Trust Alliance also had a nice blog post about it a couple weeks back.

Finally, just some reminders about registration for the Northwest Land Camp, as well as for the legislative breakfast this Wednesday for the Oregon Agricultural Heritage Program. Hope to see some of you there in Salem.

Ok, now on to this week’s news and more.

All the best,

Mike Running
Communication and Outreach Manager
See past weekly news from COLT

Map case on the left (TNC staffer not included) and a wooden drafting table on the right. Both / either are being offered by TNC to an interested land trust(s). See the details above.
Let Martha Thompson know if you are interested.

Oregon Land Trust News

Columbia Land Trust’s Klickitat River Haul Road Project will finally be completed this year with help from a powerful partnership.

Upcoming grants and deadlines

Upcoming opportunities

Upcoming webinars, conferences
and events

New events:

  • March 31st: OSU Extension’s Tree School in Roseburg
    • A one-day mini-college for family forestland owners, foresters, loggers, arborists, teachers and the general public.

Upcoming events:

Conservation job opportunities

New job openings:
  • Northwest Natural Resource Group is looking for their Executive Director (Seattle) – open until filled
Current job opportunities: 

Other conservation news
and information

New articles:

Past articles:

Another great video from Oregon Field Guide, this time looking at the amazing geology of the Columbia River Gorge. Great for a lunchtime viewing at work. 🙂


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