Month: December 2022

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Kelsey is COLT's Communications Manager.

A cover cropped field at Headwaters Farm. East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District

Press release—Congress passes Integrity Act, halting abuse of federal conservation easement tax incentive

By Kelsey Kuhnhausen / December 23, 2022
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This important bill safeguards tax incentives for private landowners who protect clean water, habitat and natural resources on private land.

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Press release—Spence Mountain protected thanks to Forest Legacy Program

By Kelsey Kuhnhausen / December 19, 2022
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U.S. Forest Service’s Forest Legacy Program helps secure 7,500 acres for people and wildlife in Southern Oregon

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A black-tailed deer stands in a wildflower meadow with a snowy mountain backdrop at the Land Trust’s conserved lands just outside The Dalles, Oregon. Photo by Brian Chambers Photography

Action Alert: Urge Oregon Leaders to Pass the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act and the Easement Integrity Act

By Kelsey Kuhnhausen / December 16, 2022
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Raise your voice for wildlife and conservation, and ask congress to pass RAWA and EIA.

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Advocacy Training for Land Trusts: January 12, 2023

By Kelsey Kuhnhausen / December 13, 2022
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Join COLT and Thorn Run lobbyist Elizabeth Remley for our 2023 Advocacy Training for land trusts!

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Aerial of Wolfe Farm

Opinion: The Tax Benefits of Land Conservation Are in Peril, But There is a Solution

By Kelley Beamer / December 6, 2022
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The permanent conservation easement tax incentive is a powerful tool that has helped tens of thousands of Americans conserve public values on private land. We must continue to protect it.

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