COLT’s weekly land trust news
May 2nd, 2016
Warm (currently 84 degrees warm!) greetings to everyone,
A couple of quick news items before getting into this week’s news.
As many of you have already heard, last week at their spring board meeting the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board followed staff recommendations and funded two substantial conservation projects: Southern Oregon Land Conservancy’s Rogue River Preserve, and Pacific Forest Trust’s Mountcrest Working Forest Conservation Easement. OWEB will be investing $1.385 million and $957,500 respectively to these two projects. Congratulations to both SOLC and PFT!
COLT had a successful and, dare we say it, fun board meeting on Friday the 29th here in Portland (see below for some pics). Many thanks to the members who made the trip or called in. Kelley will be sending out a summary of some of the meeting outcomes, including the election of the board officers and at-large position on our Executive Committee. Serving COLT in 2016-2017, our EC will be:
- Dan Bell (TNC): board president
- Katie Voelke (NCLC): vice president
- Kevin Gorman (FCGLT): secretary
- Tim Copeland (BMLT): treasurer
- Kathleen Ackley (WLT): at-large member
- Dan Roix (CLT): at-large member
Once again, many thanks to each board member for your service and contribution.
On to this week’s news.
All the very best,