March 13, 2017: OAHP gets a bill, Celebrating land trust women, and more



COLT’s weekly land trust news

Monday March 13, 2017

On Wednesday March 8th, COLT celebrated International Women’s Day by honoring these women land trust leaders in Oregon. Along with the dozens of other women who work from stewardship to outreach to policy, we are truly fortunate in Oregon to have such amazing women in our land trust community. Thank you!

Greetings everyone,

First of all, we are happy to report that the draft Oregon Agricultural Heritage Program now has a bonafide bill number: HB 3249. The bill has been referred to the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, with a subsequent referral to the Joint Ways and Means Committee.

The OAHP bill has already received strong and positive support from a number of legislators, Democrats and Republicans alike. Below is the still-growing list of co-sponsors of the bill. If you see your state representative or senator listed below, it would mean much if you or your land trust could send them a quick thank note (see our thank you letter for an example):

Chief Sponsors

Regular Sponsors

Senate Sponsors

Finally, starting with today’s news, COLT also will begin to share a spreadsheet of bills this session that we are tracking. You can find this here. We will be updating it weekly as needed, as well as providing some more information on our highest priority bills we are tracking.

Wishing you all a good week.

All the best,

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

From now each week during the 2017 Oregon Legislative session, COLT will be sharing our bill tracking spreadsheet.

Oregon Land Trust News

From the article above: The Klickitat River, a tributary of the Columbia River, and Mt. Adams near Glenwood, Washington. The Nature Conservancy has created maps identifying key landscapes in the Pacific Northwest most likely to sustain native species amid climate change and is distributing money to protect private lands through use-limiting easements or outright purchases. One of the recipients is the Columbia Land Trust that works to conserve land in the lower Columbia River Basin. (Brian Chambers/Brian Chambers Photography via AP)

Upcoming grants and deadlines

New opportunities:

Upcoming opportunities

An interesting look at conservation easements from the Bill Lane Center for the American West at Stanford University. (FYI, Oregon’s conservation easement numbers in the piece are incomplete, we feel.)

Upcoming webinars,
conferences and events

New events:

Upcoming events:

Conservation job opportunities

New job openings:
Current job opportunities: 

The wonder of it all! A young participant reacts to Greenbelt Land Trust’s recent herpetology walk with OSU’s Dr. Tiffany Garcia and landowner Cliff Hall, at their Luckiamute Meadows conservation area in Kings Valley.

Other conservation news
and information

Current articles:

Past articles:

Deschutes Land Trust recently shared a few photos showing the change in vegetation from their Camp Polk Meadow restoration five years ago.


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