November 21, 2016: Conserving the “Coastal Edge”, a bid for the Elliott, and more 


On Friday November 18th, the board of the North Coast Land Conservancy signed a purchase and sales agreement to conserve 3,300 acres of forestland above Oswald West State Park.
Read about this transformative project, and NCLC’s “Coastal Edge” vision.

COLT’s weekly land trust news

Monday November 21st, 2016

Hi everyone,

While it is always a lovely thing to learn of big conservation news any day, I must admit that seeing the good news from North Coast Land Conservancy over the weekend was extra pleasing. Not only is it a transformational and inspirational project, the news also certainly helped provide a needed uplift in our news feed of late. Well done NCLC!

Last week, we sent out the invitation to our final Oregon Conservation Law Forum, set for Wednesday December 14th. If you know of attorneys or legal-minded staff who would benefit from attending the law forum, please let them know. While we are planning more forums for 2017, spaces are filling up fast for this final one in 2016.

And from both Kelley and me, we wish you a happy and gratitude-filled Thanksgiving coming up this week. We are thankful to work with people such as each of you.

For the latest land trust news and opportunities that came across our radar this past week, please read on below.


Mike Running
Communication and Outreach Manager

P.S. There are a dozen or more new folks receiving this email this week for the first time (welcome!). With apologies, I realized on Friday that our sign-up form on our website was not integrating properly with our MailChimp account. So if you had signed up a while back and wondered why this “weekly” news wasn’t very weekly, that’s why. The form has been now fixed, averting more potential confusion.

Upcoming grants, deadlines, and events  

On November 15-17th last week, Wild Rivers Land Trust executive director Ann Schmierer was in Washington, D.C., to help advocate for permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund. As part of a national fly-in organized by The Wilderness Society, Ann was able to meet in person with Congressmen DeFazio and Blumenauer, as well as staff with Sens. Wyden and Merkley, and Representatives Schrader and Bonamici. Thank you Ann!!

Oregon Land Trust News

On Monday the 21st, US Representative Suzanne Bonamici (2nd from right) visited North Coast Land Conservancy’s floodplain restoration project at Circle Creek, as well as their recent acquisition of Boneyard Ridge. With Rep. Bonamici is (from left) NCLC board member John Mersereau, Stewardship Director Melissa Reich, and Associate Director Jon Wickersham.

Conservation job opportunities

See our website for the latest

Upcoming webinars and conferences

Other conservation news and information

“Autumn sunrise at Cape Horn” by Jeremiah Leipold, was the winner of the Friends of the Columbia Gorge’s 2016 Photo Contest, Beauty Spot category.
Beauty spot indeed.