Sept 7th – weekly land trust news



This stunning photo is by Brian Chambers Photography and came to our awareness via Columbia Land Trust’s recent and thoughtful Facebook post. You may find more impressive work on his website or like his Facebook page for updates on where to find his photos on display.

COLT’s weekly land trust news

Wednesday, Sept. 7th, 2016

Greetings land trusters and happy belated Labor Day!

We hope you enjoyed a relaxing holiday weekend and that you were able to find some time to celebrate the fruits of your labor so far this year. Kelley came back from maternity leave yesterday and it is lovely having her back in the office, of course!

A few things to share in preparation for our board meeting next Thursday & Friday, Sept. 15th-16th at Camp Sherman:

  • Wed, Sept. 14th from 5:30-7:30pm is our Member and Friend Reception with Deschutes Land Trust at the Deschutes Brewery Tap Room in downtown Bend. We’d love to see you if you’re able to join and please feel free to forward the invite here to any members or supporters residing in Central Oregon as well.
  • Mike and Kelley recently finalized the board meeting agenda and Mike will be sending it out in the next day or two.
  • If you haven’t already RSVP’d to the board meeting, please let Mike know you’ll be coming when you have a chance so we can look forward to seeing you.

In other news, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife released their updated Oregon Conservation Strategy late last week. See below for a few articles and links to explore this further.

Finally, the deadline to submit pre-proposals for the 5th year of the Oregon Advancing Conservation Excellence (ACE) grant program is this Friday, September 9th. Please contact Catherine Waterston with Land Trust Alliance ( if you have questions or are looking for more information.

We hope this finds you well! Please always feel free to be in touch with any questions or concerns.


Upcoming grants, deadlines, and events  


Greenbelt Land Trust volunteers recently devoted many hours and energy toward removing barbed wire fences as part of the Bald Hill Farm restoration project.

Oregon Land Trust News

Conservation job opportunities

See our website for the latest

Upcoming webinars and conferences


ODFW recently released the updated Oregon Conservation Strategy

Other conservation news and information


On Sept. 1st, the Obama administration launched the second year
of the Every Kid In A Park program, where fourth graders and their families can obtain a free pass to federally managed lands and waters nationwide.

The Truth Behind the Manmade Water Crisis in the West

Killing the Colorado is a multi-part series from ProPublica and Matter that investigates the truth behind the water crisis in the West. Watch the trailer here and you can read the story here.



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