October 3, 2016 – weekly land trust news


Dan Roix and Amy McCormick were pretty happy to receive an award on behalf of Columbia Land Trust, which was ranked the 4th best nonprofit to work for in Oregon in the small organization category through Oregon Business 100 Best Nonprofits to Work For in Oregon.
The Nature Conservancy of Oregon ranked 11th in the large organization category, and the McKenzie River Trust came in 24th in the small org spot as well.
So proud of our land trusts!

COLT’s weekly land trust news

Monday October 3rd, 2016

Hi folks,

Today, COLT and the Washington Association of Land Trusts are formally releasing our request for proposals for workshops, panels, and presentations for our 2017 Northwest Land Camp, set for April 10-12, 2017. We will be sending the RFP out to our various collective lists, but if you know of consultants or partners who you think would appreciate seeing the RFP, please do send it along to them. Here’s a link to a PDF version for ease of sending.

We also have a nifty new website for Land Camp, which currently acts as a home for basic information and the RFP. Once registration opens up in January 2017, you will also be able to register online and look at the program outline.

On another matter, on October 13th, the Oregon Agricultural Heritage workgroup will be beginning a series of seven listening sessions around the state to talk about the proposed program. Because this new program not only features conservation easements, but also will provide additional funding for them in the state if it is passed next legislative session, COLT hopes that local land trusts will attend most or all of these listening sessions. Here is the list of the sessions to see if there is one in your area:

  • 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

Kelley or I will be reaching out to member land trusts in the areas of these listening sessions to see who might be able to make the events. COLT staff will also be at most of them as well. Please let me know if you have any questions at this point, otherwise we’ll be reaching out to you shortly.

Hope everyone has a great week. It is nice to have Fall in full-force, no?

Mike Running
Communication and Outreach Manager

P.S. You may have noticed we are trying a new “from” and subject line for these emails. If you are moved to offer any feedback on the change, I’d be happy to hear it.

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.)

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Check out The Wetlands Conservancy’s Beaver Tales, a traveling art exhibit in 2017 to help celebrate the oft-misunderstood beaver, Oregon’s state animal of Oregon and the original hydrologist.

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Conservation job opportunities

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Photo from McKenzie River Trust’s Finn Rock Reach by Brandi Ferguson.

Upcoming webinars and conferences

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After a hard day of volunteering with the Blue Mountains Conservancy!