October 10, 2017: Nature in our blood, OAHP news article


The Portland Patch recently published a story about the Oregon Agricultural Heritage Program and what it means for Oregon. Above, to help educate elected officials and partners on the role conservation easements can play in conserving farms and ranches, Woody Wolfe led a tour in August on this farm, which is protected with an easement held by the Wallowa Land Trust. Read COLT’s short report to our board on this tour and the two others we organized with local land trusts this summer. Photo by Leon Werdinger

COLT’s weekly land trust news

Monday October 10th, 2016

Hi folks,

Other than the latest news and information shared below, we don’t have much to highlight in today’s email.

If you haven’t already, make sure you let Kelley or I know if you will be attending one of the upcoming listening sessions for the Oregon Agricultural Heritage Program. The schedule is pasted below.

Hope everyone has a good week!

Mike Running
Communication and Outreach Manager

The schedule and locations for the upcoming Oregon Agricultural Heritage Program listening sessions. If you haven’t already, be sure to let Kelley or Mike know if you will be attending one. Thank you!
  • October 13, 6:00 – 8:00 pm: Salem
    • Oregon Farm Bureau, 2nd Floor Conference Room
    • 1320 Capitol St NE, Salem OR 97301
  • October 17, 5:00 – 7:00 pm: La Grande
    • Eastern Oregon University
    • Hoke Union Building, Community Room, 2nd Floor
    • 1 University Boulevard, La Grande, OR 97850
  • October 24, 6:00 – 8:00 pm: Hillsboro
    • Jackson Bottom Wetlands Building
    • 2600 SW Hillsboro Hwy, Hillsboro, OR 97123
  • October 26, 6:00 – 8:00 pm: Central Point
    • Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District
    • Corp/Vaughn Conference Rooms, 2nd Floor
    • 89 Alder Street, Central Point, OR 97502
  • November 1, 5:00 – 7:00 pm: John Day
    • Grant County Regional Airport, Conference Room, 1st Floor
    • 72000 Airport Road, John Day, Oregon 97845
  • November 2, 5:00 – 7:00 pm: Prineville
    • Room 1868 Event Space
    • 152 NW 4th Street, Prineville, OR 97754
  • November 4, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm: Portland
    • Ecotrust Building, Billy Frank Junior Conference Center, 2nd Floor
    • 721 NW 9th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209

The Request for Proposals for the 2017 Northwest Land Camp is now out. Check out the new website, or this PDF, if you or anyone you know may be interested in submitting a proposal for a workshop, panel, or presentation at next year’s Land Camp. (Note: Registration for Land Camp will open in January 2017.)

Upcoming grants, deadlines, and events  

Oregon Land Trust News

Nature Runs in our Blood: Columbia Land Trust’s Nadia Gardner (with her son Matteo as part of her muse) penned a personal post about the value of Outdoor School. Measure 99, on the ballot for this November, will provide every 5th and 6th grader in Oregon a week of Outdoor School.

Check out the first published entry from Oregon for the Land Trust Alliance’s “This Land is My____” video competition. This one was made to benefit the Blue Mountains Conservancy.

Conservation job opportunities

See our website for the latest

Upcoming webinars and conferences

Other conservation news and information