Meg Campbell – A Hilltop Legacy – Greenbelt Land Trust

There could be worse legacies than a bald hilltop with a stunning view preserved for all to enjoy.  As she recalls how that legacy began, Meg Campbell’s blue eyes twinkle.  We meet for lunch at the local bakery as the spring rains rattle the windows and begin to split open the buds on the hillside’s  Continue Reading »

Trey and Tammie Hagen – McKenzie River Trust

When Trey and Tammie Hagen spotted the For Sale sign in front of the farm that would later become their home, something clicked. “We had to do it,” said Trey Hagen, relishing the memory of the moment they decided to purchase the scenic 238-acre property. After spending many years traveling throughout the US and abroad,  Continue Reading »

Jane Meissner and Pat Kearney – Deschutes Land Trust

Back in 2000, when the Deschutes Land Trust was only five years old, a few dedicated volunteers gathered to plan educational tours of the newly acquired Camp Polk Meadow Preserve. They developed a tour route and determined the best way to share the human and natural history of the meadow. That year they led a  Continue Reading »

Barbara Robinson – Friends of the Columbia Gorge Land Trust

Barbara Robinson is an unconventional conservation hero. She is not on the staff or board of any land trust, she cannot write big checks and she doesn’t have a rolodex of friends who can write big checks. But through persistence, deep botanical knowledge and a sheer love of land, Barbara has been instrumental in shaping the  Continue Reading »

Jud Parsons – from the Southern Oregon Land Conservancy

In 2013, the Southern Oregon Land Conservancy gave our Conservation Award to a person who is very special to our organization: Jud Parsons. Jud has continually emphasized retention, protection and promotion of wildlife habitat and protection of riparian and water resources on the lands under his care. Maintaining the historical legacy of his grandfather and  Continue Reading »