June 13th – weekly land trust news


North Coast Land Conservancy recently 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 tributary of Neskowin Creek.

COLT’s weekly land trust news

June 13th, 2016

Happy Monday everyone,

As some of you know, with Kelley’s maternity leave this summer, COLT has hired a part-time communications assistant to help with a number of important tasks over the next three months. We are pleased to welcome and introduce you to Stephanie Manzo! Here’s a short bio:

Stephanie is a native Oregonian, born and raised a fourth-generation resident of Salem and the Willamette Valley. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Horticulture Science and business administration from Oregon State University, but life has led her down many varied paths ever since! Having worked in both nonprofit and private sectors, Stephanie has facilitated communications strategies in renewable energy and green building/sustainability. More recently, she has delved into documentary film production to strengthen her multi-media communications acumen. She is driven to protect Oregon’s natural legacy and this beautiful state that has served as her first and treasured home.

Stephanie brings years of experience in communications and outreach, and currently splits her time between COLT and her role helping to organize the Pickathon music festival in early August. We are very happy to have her as part of our team, and look forward to introducing her to our members.

Stephanie will be sending this Monday e-news this summer, so look for her name in your inbox next week!

All the very best for a pleasant week for all,


Stephanie and a friend, hiking near Leavenworth, WA

Upcoming grants, deadlines, and events   

Save the Date:

Oregon Conservation Law Forum Aug. 17th

 Wednesday, August 17th from 10:00 am-2:00 pm at Davis, Wright and Tremaine in Portland. COLT will send an email invite within the next week.

Oregon Land Trust News

While harrowing the fields, Tyler Behrendsen examines a map of the Columbia Land Trust property that is being modified to benefit migrating sandhill cranes. Different crops will be planted in varying plot sizes to determine which benefit the birds the most. (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian)

Conservation job opportunities

See our website for the latest

  • Wallowa Land Trust through their Wallowa Lake Moraines Partnership is hiring for a Trail Coordinator NEW
  • The Ozaukee Washington Land Trust in West Bend, Wisconsin, is hiring for their Executive Director – Application closes Sat, June 18
  • Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah is hiring a Land Steward – Open until filled

Upcoming webinars and conferences

Other conservation news and information

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