Great land trust meeting with Sen. Ron Wyden

On Thursday, October 16th, 2014, 23 people from Oregon’s land trust community representing 12 different organizations, along with key business leaders in Oregon, met with our state’s senior Senator, Ron Wyden. The Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts had requested the meeting with the Senator to thank him for all his efforts to support conservation in  Continue Reading »

COLT meets with community leaders in Corvallis

June 12th, 2014 – Corvallis, OR On Thursday evening, COLT’s Executive Director Kelley Beamer and Communication Manager Mike Running were invited by Greenbelt Land Trust to meet with community leaders in Benton County at Greenbelt’s Bald Hill Farm to talk about private conservation around the state. This was the first in a series of Porch Parties  Continue Reading »

New website offers info on Benton County trails

May 18, 2014 9:30 pm • By JAMES DAY, Corvallis Gazette-Times A new website seeks to be the comprehensive guide to trails in Benton County. was launched in July 2013. It contains information on more than 300 trails in the county. “Over three years ago the idea came together,” said Elizabeth Records, curator of  Continue Reading »

Greenbelt Land Trust adds to Luckiamute River holdings

May 1, 2014, by Bennett Hall, Corvallis Gazette-Times  Cliff Hall estimates that he and his wife, Gay, have planted somewhere in the neighborhood of 30,000 native trees and bushes on their Kings Valley property, gradually turning the heavily grazed farmland into a haven for all kinds of wildlife. “There’s a herd of elk that winter  Continue Reading »