A Big Year for Oregon Lands

COLT Executive Director speaks about the importance of the conservation easement tax incentive as Sen. Ron Wyden, Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith, and young volunteers at the Oregon Food Bank look on.

In late 2015, COLT Executive Director spoke about the importance of the conservation easement tax incentive as Sen. Ron Wyden, Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith, and young volunteers at the Oregon Food Bank look on.

In 2015 COLT worked hard to secure two crucial conservation victories for Oregon land trusts: permanency for the enhanced conservation easement tax incentive, and the temporary renewal of the Land and Water Conservation Fund. These two national policy priorities for COLT provide landowners and land trusts the resources needed to conserve what makes Oregon so special.

COLT worked closely with numerous partners within the state and across the country to help achieve passage of these two incentives. In Oregon, we partnered with the Nonprofit Association of Oregon, the Oregon Food Bank, and Philanthropy Northwest to demonstrate the impact of charitable land donations. Through collaboration and partnership, COLT works on the state and federal levels to advocate for policies and programs that advance conservation throughout Oregon.

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