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

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Raise Your Voice for Wildlife & Conservation

We need your help to ensure that the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA) and the Charitable Conservation Easement Program Integrity Act (EIA) are included in the end of year funding package. Please take a minute to contact your federal legislators today!

Why is This Important

RAWA and the EIA are both top federal priorities for the Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts (COLT). These bills have the potential to be included in the end of year omnibus package that funds government operations, but we need you to reach out and encourage our Oregon delegation to ensure both of these priorities are included.

  • The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA) would provide $1.3B for state and $97.5M for Tribes to protect and conserve non-game species.

  • The Easement Integrity Act (EIA) would close the tax loophole used by syndicators to siphon dollars away from conservation. Learn more about the EIA’s impact on land trusts.

Take Action

Contact your Senators and Representatives to let them know you support the passage of these bills before the end of the year.

Send your legislators a quick email or phone call using the contact information below.


Contact Information

Dist.MemberContact Information
OregonSenator WydenTax: Chris Arneson
Enviro/Ag: Bobby Ahern
OregonSenator MerkleyTax: Paola Marquez
Energy/Climate: Ben Schreiber
OR 1Rep. BonamiciEnviro: Morgan McCue
Tax: Andrew Dunn
OR 3Rep. BlumenauerAg/Enviro: Kaila Hood
OR 4Rep. DeFazioEnviro: Joey Kranitz
OR 5Rep. SchraderEnviro: Simone Auger

Sample Email Text

You can use this email template as a starting place, but we encourage you to personalize your message!

Dear Staffer Name, 

I am reaching out to ask that Senator/Representative XXX support the passage of the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA) and the Charitable Conservation Easement Program Integrity Act (EIA) before the end of the year. 

These bills are critical to 1) stop the abuse of conservation easements and 2) increase funding for the protection of threatened and endangered species. At a time when we need conservation the most, I am urging you to work diligently to get these bills over the finish line! 

Thank you for all of your work, 

 Your Name

Additional Information and Resources

Charitable Conservation Easement Program Integrity Act 

Thank you for supporting COLT and our shared work to ensure the continued protection and conservation of our treasured places and wildlife in Oregon!

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Kelsey Kuhnhausen

Kelsey Kuhnhausen

Kelsey is COLT's Communications Manager.

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