COLT’s weekly land trust news
June 20th, 2016
Happy Monday and Summer Solstice everyone,
As Mike promised last week, this is Stephanie writing with this week’s Monday news. Thank you for the warm welcome so far. I look forward to meeting more of you in the lovely land trust community as the summer progresses!
First of all, there are a few items to bring to your attention:
Senator Merkley’s staff asked us to send along the dates for his upcoming town hall meetings:
- June 25th @ 11:30 AM Baker County Town Hall (in Haines)
- June 25th @ 3:00 PM Union County Town Hall (in Elgin)
- June 25th @ 6:30 PM Wallowa County Town Hall (in Enterprise)
- June 26th @ 1:30 PM Morrow County Town Hall (in Lexington)
These are great opportunities to meet with the Senator and engage him on issues important to land trusts. In particular, Sen. Merkley has been a strong supporter of full funding and permanent reauthorization for the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
Also, we have some information below on a Oregon Coastal Values survey that some researchers at PSU asked COLT to share with all of you.
Finally, we recently posted on our website an interesting survey conducted by a Portland State University graduate student looking at landowner attitudes toward conservation easements in the Whychus Creek watershed. You can read more about Ashley Vizek’s work below and on our website.
Other than these items, please find the latest news and updates below!
I wish you all the best for an enjoyable week,