March 21, 2016 – weekly land trust news


Great news this past week: North Coast Land Conservancy signed a sales agreement last week with the owner of Boneyard Ridge on Tillamook Head for $1.3 million. The purchase will create 3,500 connected acres from the summit of Tillamook Head to the Necanicum River Valley. Photo above is of staff of NCLC looks from a clearing on the Boneyard Ridge property towards Seaside and their Circle Creek Preserve.

COLT’s weekly land trust news

March 21st, 2016

Good Monday folks,

It was great to see many of our friends, partners, and colleagues last week for our State of the Lands celebration here in Portland.

First off, there are a couple of fresh opportunities I wanted to bring to your attention:

Finally, the good folks over at The Wetlands Conservancy asked us to pass along the following opportunity to help promote American Wetlands Month (link is to last year’s page):

“May marks the 25th anniversary of American Wetlands Month, a time when federal, state, tribal, local, non-profit, and private sector organizations celebrate the vital importance of wetlands.

“Since conservation of Oregon’s Wetlands is our mission, you might guess we have all kinds of plans for the month of May to celebrate Oregon’s wet, squishy, biologically diverse places. The goal is wetlands awareness and exploration.

“We are planning to have a calendar of wetland events (education,  events, exploration, work days in wetlands and estuaries) from all over the state. We would love to include  and publicize any of your events and link people to your websites. Your projects and stewardship of wetlands help us implement our mission and we want to share that story.”

If you are planning an event please send TWC’s Kendra Manton:

  • Name of your Event
  • Short Description
  • Date, Time
  • Link on your website for more info

Their plan is to create a calendar of events that will then link to your individual websites.  They look forward to posting and publicizing your great work in wetlands!

Enjoy this week’s news and more. There are some great articles that featured Oregon land trusts this past week.

All the very best,


We still have some open spots for the first of three Oregon Conservation Law Forums this year: April 13th in Portland. Photo of the ever-beautiful Wallowa Lake by David Jensen.

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Oregon Land Trust News

Visits to Bald Hill

  • Five classes of third-grade students from Corvallis schools took field trips to Greenbelt Land Trust’s Bald Hill Farm this past week.

Gem along the river 

  • A former TV star Patrick Duffy is helping the Southern Oregon Land Conservancy save a pristine area along the upper Rogue

Some photos from our COLT-ivation event on Wednesday night here in Portland. About 65 people came to celebrate COLT’s State of the Lands report, meet the new president of the Alliance Andrew Bowman, and network with conservation colleagues, supporters, and friends. More photos and a quick summary of Andrew’s presentation can be found here on our website. Thanks to all who came!


Stewardship Director Kristi Mergenthal of Southern Oregon Land Conservancy shared some of their special areas SOLC has saved for future generations on Rogue Valley Community Television’s Adventures in Education program.

Check out the nice new websites from the Southern Oregon Land Conservancy and the Deschutes Land Trust

Conservation job opportunities

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Upcoming webinars and conferences

Misc conservation news and information