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!
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):
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.
From the article above: The Klickitat River, a tributary of the Columbia River, and Mt. Adams near Glenwood, Washington. The Nature Conservancyhas 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)
The wonder of it all! A young participant reacts to Greenbelt Land Trust’srecent herpetology walk with OSU’s Dr. Tiffany Garcia and landowner Cliff Hall, at their Luckiamute Meadows conservation area in Kings Valley.